Senior Director, Clinical Operations

San Francisco, CA, United States
Mar 12, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

The Senior Director of Clinical Operations is a leadership position within Global Blood Therapeutics' Clinical Operations team. In close collaboration with the Development team and others, the Senior Director of Clinical Operations will influence the clinical operations strategy and execution of GBT's clinical programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Director is responsible for the operational management, including documentation and reporting requirements of a clinical development program
  • The Senior Director will work closely with the Head of Clinical Operations, the CMO, and other key functions both internally and externally to ensure successful completion of all clinical activities/project deliverables within the required time frame and budget
  • Accountable for the work product for the program and contributes to the planning and implementation of clinical development program including scenario planning, forecasting of timelines, assessment program level feasibility, estimation of resources and budget, and development of operational strategies
  • The Senior Director contributes to developing department processes to ensure adherence to GBT's standards, and all applicable regulations and guidelines
  • This position requires detailed management of timelines, the ability to multitask, and to adapt to rapid change in the conduct of multiple, sometimes complex, clinical trials
  • Successful management of current group as well as recruitment future team members (FTEs and consultants/contractors)


  • Bachelor's degree required. RN/PA with professional clinical experience, and/or master's degree or higher in health-related science or equivalent preferred
  • The qualified candidate will be a Clinical Operations leader with greater than 12-15 years of international Phase 1-4 trial experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • She/he will have strong experience managing clinical trials both domestically and internationally via CROs and direct study management
  • The successful candidate demonstrates outstanding leadership skills managing directly, in a cross-functional matrix setting and interdepartmentally

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.