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Biomarker Program Manager

Employer
AbbVie
Location
North Chicago, IL
Start date
Mar 18, 2024

Job Details


Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Job Description

There is an exciting opportunity within the Precision Medicine Biomarker Program Management (BPM) group at AbbVie. The Precision Medicine group uses advanced methods to discover biomarkers for use in clinical trials. Biomarkers may be used to confirm the molecular targets of a drug, predict efficacy, aid in patient selection and/or inform future drug development strategies. Biomarker research is an essential component for helping serve patient needs and furthering AbbVies innovative biopharmaceutical pipeline. AbbVie is hiring a Senior Biomarker Program Manager who will connect science and operations to implement and then manage biomarker research in multiple Phase 1-3 clinical trials. This role will employ operational and logistical strategies ensuring clinical trials are executed with quality and efficiency, on-time, within budget, and meet objectives. The project manager achieves these objectives via scientific expertise, strategic thinking, a global mindset and cross-functional collaboration.

This role must be based out of our Lake County, IL office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the biomarker operations and logistics to align with clinical trial schedule

Co-manage with lead biomarker scientist to support regular updates to cross-functional stakeholders for each trial

Responsible for relevant clinical study documents and associated systems (including trial blueprint/protocol, Informed consent forms, eCRFs, CSRs, etc.)

Oversee EC/IRB biomarker related inquiries, ensuring consistent responses across studies while maintaining AbbVie biomarker standard language and study timelines

Manage biomarker vendor selection and research scope; manage contract execution and vendor oversight in compliance with AbbVie's processes, procedures and applicable regulations

Responsible for the accurate forecasting and tracking of study costs associated with sample and result management, bioanalytical assays, logistics and shipping as needed. Work with cross-functional areas to continuously improve processes.

Responsible for generating study related training for the study team, study sites and vendors for each trial

Oversee sample analysis and data transfer; ensure timely shipments to vendors and/or storage sites and that the data are transferred to correct databases. Responsible for sample management, storage, and/or destruction per requirements.

Deposit biomarker related documents to the Trial Master File, ensuring that documentation standards are followed and are inspection-ready

Proactively identify and resolve and/or escalate study-related issues.

Apply and adhere to ICH/GCP, bio-storage procedures, bio-sample management best practices and ethical guidelines Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and resource for one or more processes in BPM

Spearhead process improvement initiatives or improving efficiency as needed, as well as instructions and manuals for internal training purposes

Manage multiple contract or permanent employees if needed

Contribute to a positive and motivating work environment that encourages mutual respect, innovation and accountability at all levels

Balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, team-based environment and work independently

Significant Work Activities -Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Required:

PhD Degree with life sciences background, including biomarkers and 4+ years project management, and/or clinical operations experience

Masters Degree with life sciences background, including biomarkers and 9+ years project management, and/or clinical operations experience

Bachelors Degree with life sciences background, including biomarkers and 12+ years project management, and/or clinical operations experience

Expertise in MS Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Organization, attention to details and effective time management with an ability to adapt to changing priorities; excellent analytical and interpersonal skills

Preferred:

2+ years direct clinical/biomarker operation experience, with exposure spanning initiation through study completion preferred

Competent in application of standard business procedures (standard operating procedures, International Conference on Harmonization {ICH}, Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance)

Scientific background in biology or related. Knowledge of oncology, immunology, or neuroscience, including biomarkers and 6+ years project management, and/or clinical operations experience is desirable

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Experience holding meetings by teleconference and working with colleagues remotely

Effectively work in a cross-functional team environment and ability to interact with various levels within the organization as well as vendors

Project Management certification a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:

Builds strong relationships with peers and cross-functionally with partners outside of team

Learns fast, grasps the essence and can change course quickly when required

Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo

Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation


Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Company

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Company info
Website
Phone
1-800-255-5162
Location
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago
Illinois
60064
US

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