Drug Development Outsourcing & Operations Manager

New York, NY
Jan 26, 2022
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

We are looking to hire a Drug Development Outsourcing & Operations Manager to join us in our mission to discover and develop drugs that improve human health through the use of breakthrough computational methods. We are seeking outstanding individuals to join our drug discovery and early clinical development group and contribute to our rapidly expanding portfolio of drug discovery programs and collaborations. 

Our drug discovery and early clinical development team includes a cross-functional group of scientists and drug developers with experience working on all common target classes and therapeutic areas. The group is supported by more than 100 software developers and engineers as well as a large-scale compute infrastructure to apply our proprietary physics-based drug design and optimization platform. Ten of the programs we’ve worked on have progressed into preclinical development with five currently in clinical trials and one approved by the FDA.  

Who will love this job:

  • A science enthusiast who understands biopharmaceutical drug discovery and development and is excited to work with a world-class computational methods development team to transform how biopharmaceuticals are discovered and brought to the clinic 
  • A savvy operation-runner who can ensure that our clinical and non-clinical CROs, consultants, and suppliers are contracted and managed
  • A highly-organized and flexible collaborator who has excellent communication skills and enjoys a fast-paced environment in which tasks vary from day to day

What you will do:

  • Manage general strategy and create and optimize processes for CRO operations
  • Conduct due diligence and manage the qualification of new CROs for clinical studies (and other activities if/as needed)
  • Support the clinical operations leader with CRO management
  • Collaborate with project team members, the legal department,CROs and consultants and other key stakeholders to draft and finalize contracts, statements of work documents, as well as change orders and termination documents 
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to ensure contract deliverables are completed according to established timelines and department procedures
  • Gather and record feedback on CRO performance in accordance with contractual time, quality, and budget; analyze and report on quarterly basis
  • Manage internal record of CRO capabilities and reliability to provide technical teams with recommendations for future engagement
  • Proactively identify risks and propose and implement sustainable solutions
  • This candidate may be asked to support other Development Outsourcing areas including clinical biomarker outsourcing, Toxicology and CMC outsourcing

What you should have:

  • At least five years of experience in Clinical Outsourcing and at least two years of experience with managing and coordinating outsourced resources
  • Direct and hands-on experience in clinical outsourcing as it pertains to vendor evaluation, vendor selection, vendor onboarding and vendor management
  • Experience working with clinical CROs is required
  • An understanding of GCPs, GLPs, GMPs, and the pharmaceutical industry regulatory environment
  • Life Science background
  • High proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with legal counsel is a plus
  • Strong negotiating, facilitating, and influencing skills 
  • Strong planning, strategizing, managing, monitoring, scheduling, and analytical skills

Pay and perks:

Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time.  Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been selected as one of Crain's New York Best Places to Work for the past three years running.

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.