Associate Director, Clinical Operations - Pediatric Rare Disease

Brisbane, California
Jul 21, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
QED Therapeutics, a subsidiary of BridgeBio Services, focuses on precision medicine for FGFR-driven cancers and diseases. The company’s first therapy, TRUSELTIQTM (infigratinib), is an orally administered FGFR1-3 tyrosine kinase inhibitor that the US FDA recently approved for the treatment of patients with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) harboring an FGFR2 fusion or rearrangement. We are also evaluating infigratinib for the treatment of other FGFR-driven cancers as well as for the treatment of achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias. 

QED is derived from the Latin “Quod Erat Demonstrandum” —Thus; It Has Been Proven. Our business is inspired by our values:






FGFR=fibroblast growth factor receptor.

BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company’s focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

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Who You Are:

The Associate Director, Clinical Operations - Pediatric Rare Disease will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of clinical operations activities of multiple clinical trials. In addition, he or she will be responsible for properly resourcing, managing, and executing clinical studies within budget and in accordance with established timelines and quality standards.

  • Study Planning and Management. Coordinate and actively participate in the development and updating of study-related documents (investigator brochure, clinical protocols, informed consent forms, case report forms, clinical study reports, amendments, adverse event reporting, site training manuals) and analysis plans (including data collection and management); Monitor study progress and maintain timeline from initiation through the publication of study results; work very closely with the clinical lead to advance the studies.
  • Quality control. Responsible for development, training, implementation, and compliance of Standard Operating Procedures; Develop quality control processes and monitoring plans to ensure that all clinical activities are compliant with Good Clinical Practices and regulatory guidelines.
  •  Clinical Trial Budgeting. Work with the finance department on the development and negotiation of trial site budget and clinical trial agreements; Forecast and manage clinical trial budgets and FTE costs; Ensure accurate accruing of study costs; Review vendor invoices against contract and work completed; Oversee reconciliation of site payments against patient visits to ensure accurate payments; Identify and communicate variances.
  • Trial Site Management. Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with investigators, and trial site administrators; Organize investigator meetings as needed; Lead effective communications with trial sites for specimen tracking, study conduct, and timely data review to identify trends and discrepancies; Contributes to the development of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts for studies.
  • Vendor Management. Responsible for collection and preparation of all information needed to facilitate selection, on-boarding, and management of CRO and vendors for outsourced activities; develop statements of work, budgets, and timelines; Responsible for gap analysis, performance management, risk management, and issue resolution.
  • Supply Chain Management. Coordinate and plan for availability of clinical and non-clinical supplies required for trial execution
  • Some travel will be required
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • BA required in a scientific/medical field; advanced degree preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in clinical operations within the biopharma industry
  • At least 5 years of management experience in a clinical research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop, implement, manage and complete oncology clinical trials on time and on budget
  • Expert working knowledge of study initiation, execution, analysis, and closing procedures
  • Intimate knowledge of GCP and strong working knowledge in FDA, Good Clinical Practices and ICH regulations and guidelines and the application to the conduct of clinical trials
  • Experience in cell therapy or stem cell transplant clinical trials preferred
  • Experience with investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored studies
  • Experience in Quality Assurance, SOP writing, CAPA preparation, and successful closure
  • Rare pediatric disease experience preferred
  • Experience in working with clinical trial teams, including data management, clinical sciences, medical monitors, regulatory and QA
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Very dynamic and energetic, hands-on approach to the challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills required
  • Deep understanding of clinical trial design, protocol development, and review, running the clinical trial meetings

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so

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