Title: Global Clinical Operations Program Director, Late Development Oncology
Locations: Gaithersburg MD, Waltham MA OR Mississauga Canada
Do you have expertise in and a passion for global Clinical Program Management? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the development of an exciting late oncology portfolio in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
Oncology Research and Development
Join a dedicated Oncology team that's growing fast and building a strong track record of success. We have multiple indications and many high-quality molecules at all stages of development - but we see even more potential.
Oncology is driven by speed. We make bold moves at the cutting edge. Transforming molecules to change the practice of medicine. Here it's our scale, agility and passion that makes sure we deliver fast, every time.
Late Development Oncology sits within our broader Oncology Research & Development organization. We take an inter-disciplinary approach including novel biomarkers, AI, novel endpoints and cutting-edge trial designs to shape the future of our business and Oncology.
With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what's next. Supportive team players, we draw on diverse knowledge from across the business and external partners to come to bear on the toughest medical challenges.
What you'll do
As Global Clinical Operations Program Director, you will be responsible for the overall program management of a number of global studies delivered by global study leaders, , covering all clinical development deliverables. Overseeing quality, budget, time, resource and risk, you have the ability to drive the delivery of a suite of clinical trials, developing operational strategies to optimise trial execution . The role also involves integrating design, feasibility and operational planning to ensure clinical drug development programs are aligned with priorities and strategy.
Collaborating with the Senior Global Clinical Operations Program Director you have the opportunity to provide input and support in preparation for governance interactions and lead cross-functional teams in delivery of clinical activities assigned.
Essential Education, Skills and Experience Required
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), preferably in medical or biological sciences or field associated with clinical research.
Appropriate experience from 8-12 years within the pharmaceutical or biotech industries or similar large global organization.
Proven knowledge of clinical operations, project management tools and processes.
Proven experience of clinical development / drug development process in various phases of development and therapy areas.
Proven ability to learn by working in multiple phases, therapeutic areas and/or different development situations.
Experience leading clinical projects, results or similar expertise from other areas of drug development (such as pharmaceutical development).
Ability to mentor, develop and educate staff.
Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organizational objectives.
Skilled & experienced in organizational change.
Ability to look for and champion more efficient and effective methods/processes of delivering Clinical Development focusing on key performance metrics around reliability, efficiency, cost and quality.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to set and lead priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a regional and local environment.
Integrity and high ethical standards.
Desirable education, skills and experience for this role
Advanced degree in medical or biological sciences or field associated with clinical research.
Late Oncology clinical development experience
Experience of incorporating digital health and patent centric strategies into clinical studies
Here you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients' lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines - for the world's most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.
We are an employer of choice
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.
We offer a competitive Total Reward program including a market driven base salary, bonus and long term incentive. We also provide a generous paid time off program and a comprehensive benefits package!
AstraZeneca aligns with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, AstraZeneca is mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all US-based AstraZeneca and Alexion employees. We will provide accommodations for those unable to be vaccinated based on applicable law, such as those who cannot get vaccinated due to a medical or religious reason. We continue to work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our employees and workplaces and have in place a number of safety measures and guidelines, including providing access to personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing.
So, what's next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it's yours.
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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.