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Physical Therapist, Clinical Research

Forge Biologics
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Start date
Nov 15, 2022

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Clinical, Clinical Research, Regulatory
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Role Description:

We are seeking a Physical Therapist, Clinical Research to join the Forge Biologics team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high growth manufacturing company. The ideal candidate will have experience in administering and interpreting motor scales in a pediatric population, especially in neurodegenerative diseases. The candidate must possess strong organizational skills, the ability to communicate clearly with multi-disciplinary teams and training experience. The candidate must uphold the highest level of confidentiality while fostering trust, respect, cooperation, and collaboration across the organization.


  • Aid in the design of motor outcome protocols for clinical trials
  • Train clinical sites in administration of tools and recognition of challenges experienced by patients with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Review videos and ratings across studies and subjects to ensure efficacy and consistency and to prevent rater drift.
  • Articulate rating issues to Site Administrator(s), Director, Principal or Sub-Investigator, CRO and/or Sponsor, and other study team members.
  • Development of training for site teams in the administration of motor measures used in the trials.
  • Participate in clinical trial sites study start-up and continued support of site raters. Travel to sites may be required.
  • Communicate with the team on issues impacting neurodevelopmental analysis and outcomes.
  • Interface with cross-functional teams (e.g. Medical Monitor, Regulatory Affairs, CRO, vendors and Investigators/site staff).
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing and tracking systems.
  • Prepare slides for posters and presentations.


  • Masters’ degree or equivalent professional experience required
  • Knowledge, familiarity, and experience performing a variety of scales, including the motor subtest of the Mullen Scales of Early Learning (2nd Edition), Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (3rd Edition), Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (2nd Edition), and Gross Motor Function Measure (88 item scale), Bruininks Oseretsky test of Motor Proficiency and fine motor scales such as the Beery-Buktenica Visual Motor Integration
  • At least 3 years of experience administering and interpreting scales for subjects enrolled in clinical trials
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, etc)
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organizational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • In our commitment to the safety of our employees, customers, and their families, a COVID vaccination is required


Forge is a gene therapy development engine, focused on enabling access to life changing gene therapies and helping bring them from idea into reality. We partner with innovators in the gene therapy community: scientists, physicians, biotech/pharma companies, and patient groups. We bring expertise in gene therapy manufacturing and therapeutics development to the table, helping champion teams that are navigating the long road from the lab bench to the bedside. With a patients-first approach, we are forging new models for working together to better accelerate these transformative medicines to reach those who need them most.

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3900 Gantz Rd
Grove City
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