Sr. Director Clinical Research

South San Francisco, CA
Nov 19, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Yoh is seeking a Sr. Director of Clinical Research to support a pharmaceutical client in South San Francisco, CA.  This is a full-time direct hire opportunity for someone who is passionate clinical research, specifically HIV and other viral therapies.

The Senior Director, Clinical Research, position will design, conduct, and evaluate Phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials and provide expertise in clinical HIV medicine. You will have an opportunity to contribute to developing drugs to treat, prevent, and cure HIV infection. This role may also be involved in developing treatments for emerging viruses that are not HIV.

Essential Functions:
Interfaces with staff to share scientific and clinical information and consistent practices.

• Leads/supports protocol review discussions concerning scientific and procedural aspects of study design.

• Serves as resource for junior staff.

• Oversees the scientific aspects of clinical studies throughout duration of study.

• Adheres to regulatory requirements of study conduct and industry standards of Good Clinical Practice as well as SOPs.

• Prepares study protocols, amendments, specific sections of study manuals and Investigator meeting notebooks, and other documents as needed.

• Supervises or assists others with preparation of above.

• Contributes to the design and development of CRFs, Data Management Manuals and Data Analysis Plans.

• Helps ensure consistency across protocols.

• Presents scientific information if needed.

• Addresses questions regarding scientific and related procedural issues from Investigators.

• Coordinates and implements ongoing data for internal analysis and review.

• Coordinates/supports the preparation/review of regulatory documents, IND annual reports, IND safety reports, Investigator Brochures and NDAs.

• Determines the functions most critical to company success and supports priorities within functional area.

• Anticipates fairly complex obstacles and client difficulties and implements solutions that meet goals.

• Creates effective teams with a clear sense of direction.

• May lead two or more specific components of departmental strategic initiatives.

Typically requires an MD, with 2+ years of relevant experience in clinical research

• Preferred: biopharmaceutical industry with a proven success record in clinical research studies, trial design, execution and oversight

• Other relevant experiences will be considered

• Experience in HIV medicine will be highly desirable but not required

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required to maintain working relationship with team members to ensure scientific integrity of clinical studies.

• Examines functional issues from a broader organization perspective

• Knowledge of clinical trial design to develop specific study concept sheets and protocols is required

Desirable Skills:

• Familiarity with virology and HIV medicine preferred

• Clinical or translational research experience preferred

• Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience in clinical development preferred

• Successful leadership and management experience

• Excellent organizational and communication skills are critical