Senior Manager / Associate Director, Clinical Compliance

San Diego, California
Jul 26, 2018
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Xencor Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company located in the Los Angeles area (near Pasadena) and in San Diego. We have a very deep drug development pipeline including three programs currently in clinical testing with one more expected to start clinical testing in 2017 and have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Clinical Compliance Senior Manager / Associate Director to join our team. We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to develop better biotherapeutics – antibodies that target new biological mechanisms and have the potential to be more potent, safer and longer lasting – with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. In addition to generating a pipeline of novel drug candidates, with ten in clinical testing by Xencor or our partners, our XmAb® technology has enabled multiple collaborations with leading biopharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Amgen, Morphosys, Merck, CSL, Janssen(J&J), Alexion and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Our employees are the most important factor in our success and we have assembled a highly talented group from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to execute our business plan and shape our future. Xencor employees value new ideas and flexibility and demand from each other scientific rigor, a passion for innovation, and a willingness to take risks.

We seek a Clinical Compliance Senior Manager / Associate Director to

Job Duties include:

•Establish and maintain a compliance program including inspections to assess compliance with applicable procedures and policies in Clinical Development's conduct of global clinical studies
•Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of national and international standards and guidelines related to GCP
•Promote understanding, communication and coordination of the clinical quality / compliance initiatives and compliance standards
•Develop new hire on-boarding and GCP training slide decks, conduct and document ongoing Clinical Development GCP training
•Perform inspections of Clinical Development’s ongoing activities to ensure compliance with SOPs and applicable regulations and to maintain audit readiness.
•Liaise with the Quality Assurance (QA) Department and external auditors as necessary to facilitate internal audits and to investigate and corrective and preventative actions. (CAPAs)
•Work with QA to track and ensure external Clinical vendors are audited on an appropriate schedule
•Support the resolution of QA audits and resulting CAPA actions of Investigator sites and Vendors
•Provide recommended approaches and collaborate effectively with all functions within Clinical Development (e.g. Clinical Operations, Medical Monitors, Regulatory, Medical Writing etc), and other company departments to develop and investigate corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs) based on early and timely escalation of potential non-compliances issues
•Review and manage multiple compliance activities and reports of varying complexities
•Report findings (at various levels of detail) to stakeholders and management, including recommendations based upon findings
•Provide compliance metrics to management on a routine basis
•Maintain a system for tracking SOP updates and trending SOP deviations
•Serve as a subject matter expert on GCP compliance related issues on behalf of the Clinical Development organization
•Provide consultative support to Clinical Development for internal and external regulatory and quality audits
•Track and ensure closure of all Clinical Development corrective action commitments
•Provide pre-GCP inspection preparedness activities of Xencor’s clinical trial eTMF system
•Provide guidance and support to clinical study teams in the identification and investigation of potential serious GCP compliance issues at Investigator sites, with internal process and with vendors conducting clinical trial activities
•Develop tools and reports to facilitate the completion of CAPAs, provide data to support trending/signal detection of potential compliance concerns and the development of other tools to assist the organization in minimizing risk and ensure quality is integrated into our processes

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
•Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
•Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Strong knowledge of regulatory compliance and QA issues within a pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device organization
•Experience in a global environment from a regulatory/GCP compliance perspective
•Current knowledge of ICH Guidelines governing clinical trials and recent global regulatory initiatives
•Must have experience in implementation of new processes
•Minimum of 6+ years of experience in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device development; 10+ years for Associate Director
•Minimum of 2+ years of experience with project management, preferably in clinical research, regulatory compliance and/or quality responsibilities within a clinical operations organization

We strive to create an environment that will challenge, motivate, and reward our employees for meeting the changing demands of creating breakthrough therapeutics. Xencor has a highly collaborative structure that integrates co-workers with different skill sets into teams for product and technology development. With an emphasis on attaining the best and most highly qualified candidates in their respective fields, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please submit a cover letter & resume. For further information about Xencor, please visit our website at EOE