Patient Recruiting and Retention Leader

Located in Cambridge, MA, working from home welcomed
Jun 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Objectives:

  • Directly manage quality patient engagement and recruitment services that enable study teams to plan, forecast, remodel and deliver on patient enrollment goals.
  • Develop sustainable patient recruitment and retention “best practices” for Apnimed’s broad clinical program
  • Bring the patient voice into clinical trial designs and patient-facing materials

Job Description:

  • Selection of external recruitment and retention vendors to support clinical trials
  • Oversight of external vendors, including budget and timeline milestones
  • Coordinate recruitment efforts across multiple clinical trials
  • Provide daily and weekly reports and metrics to broader clinical team
  • Participate in clinical team decision-making regarding clinical trial enrollment goals
  • Contribute to clinical trial branding efforts

Education and experience:

  • BA/BS required
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in patient recruitment within a pharmaceutical company, CRO, clinical site network or similar organization required.
  • Expertise in developing recruitment and retention strategies as well as country/site identification and/or generation of material and trial metrics.
  • Experience or knowledge of clinical trial vendors, tools, and methods.
  • Has authored recruitment scripts, materials, advertisements under IRB oversight
  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical research.
  • Understanding of clinical trials, relevant knowledge of GCP/Ich and applicable global regulations with regard to trial optimization strategies and tactics.
  • Direct experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or related field strongly preferred
  • Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation
  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • Is passionate about clinical trials and about understanding the participant experience
  • Is familiar with the clinical trial industry and market-specific regulations
  • Is curious and quickly learns new topics
  • Holds themselves and others to high standards
  • Keeps pace with our fast-moving organization
  • Is a self-starter and will dive into study teams to proactively push recruitment initiatives

What Apnimed Offers:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous time off for vacation
  • Flexible working environment
  • Motivated and experienced team
  • Company located in Cambridge, MA, but remote workers are welcomed