Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

Mirum Pharmaceuticals Inc Foster City , CA 94404

Posted 2 months ago



Mirum Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the treatment of rare liver diseases affecting children and adults. Propelled by our passion for patients and their families, we're focused on turning possibilities into realities. Using data and meaningful evidence, our goal is to transform scientific discoveries into therapies that are poised to positively impact the treatment of rare liver diseases. We are collaborative, creative, and experienced professionals and we're looking to augment our team with other individuals who embody our values: care, be real, get it done, and have fun, seriously. Learn more about our work, our culture, and what it's like to be a part of our team:


The SVP of Clinical Operations will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to successfully execute Mirum' current and future clinical trials. This leadership position requires a self-directed, dynamic, inspirational leader with a passion for advancing treatment options and outcomes in rare diseases. The SVP must possess collaboration and consensus building skills to ensure the clinical stage projects achieve the objectives within budget and timelines with a strong focus on operational efficiency and execution. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical, leadership and communication skills. In addition, the SVP will be a hands-on leader willing to roll-up their sleeves to ensure the highest quality of work output.


  • Oversees a global clinical operations team responsible for successful delivery and execution of clinical trials across the company portfolio

  • Acts as internal champion, ensuring that clinical programs are properly resourced, managed and executed in accordance with agreed timelines, budgets and department goals in support of corporate objectives

  • Flexes easily between taking a high level, strategic view and delving into details as needed in partnership with the clinical operations team

  • Drives global clinical operations teams through required and complex cross-functional decision making and internal processes to deliver on clinical trial execution

  • Proactively supports the management of CRO partnerships and serves on governance committees as part of oversight of CROs and vendors for the efficient execution of our current clinical program and proactive identification and rapid resolution of any performance issues, acting as a point of contact for executive level escalation

  • Drives tight financial management of clinical operations vendors including negotiation of performance driven contracts and budgets/change orders, completion of precise and timely accruals by clinical operations team, and accurate forecasting for company operating plans

  • Participates in the review, planning and implementation of clinical trials, including evaluating hypothesis, objectives, study design, feasibility, regulatory requirements, and identifying operational problems that may impede the study.

  • Contributes to developing and providing input to protocols, annual safety reports, clinical study reports, publications/presentations and regulatory submissions.

  • Works collaboratively in a cross functional team environment with functional leaders responsible for Program Management, Clinical Development, Biometrics, Medical Writing, Supply Chain, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Legal/Finance & Accounting

  • Provides operational and clinical expertise and strategic insights to develop a life-cycle strategy and evaluation of new programs to be prioritized or advanced into clinical development.

  • Participates in diligence activities for potential new asset acquisition and supports integration of new assets/development teams into the organization

  • Offers oversight on the progress of clinical trials and ensures adherence to the protocol, timelines, and budget. This includes the identification, selection, contracting and management of vendors and reviewing site recruitment, initiation and patient enrollment progress

  • Leads initiatives in conjunction with Clinical Operations leadership to build clinical operations department infrastructure and implements best practices and standards for trial management in collaboration with other members of the clinical operations team, including establishment of SOPs

  • Provides strategic leadership during health authority inspections; ensure compliance with SOPs, ICH-GCP guidelines, regulatory authority regulations, and patient safety standards

  • Serves as a key member of the product team and leadership team, and contributes to the development of product and business strategies to maximize the value of the company's portfolio

  • Mentors and develops development operations personnel

  • Able to travel internationally to meet with International team members as needed to build collaboration across the development operations



  • Bachelors Degree or higher in scientific/healthcare/business field

  • Progressive experience (15+ years) in executing international, registrational enabling clinical trials including in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting where clinical trials were outsourced to a CRO

  • Leadership of a global team for a minimum of 10 years

  • Experience in complex studies and regulatory inspections,

  • Experince in the conduct of rare disease clinical trials is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in developing and coaching clinical operations team in end-to-end management of clinical trial conduct, and in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, clinical drug development, and regulatory strategies

  • Ability to anticipate future trends in clinical trial execution, is highly collaborative, and has a broad and deep knowledge and perspective of clinical operations and drug development

  • Effective, proactive, and open communications, to achieve transparency and clarity of clinical trial goals with team members, executive management, key stakeholders and broader organization

  • Thorough understanding of drug development from IND to NDA

  • Strategic and proactive thinking, strong scientific and analytical skills, decisiveness.

  • Proven success in leading and coordinating cross-functional clinical operations teams.

  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with CROs/vendors and to manage CROs and vendors throughout entire clinical operations life cycle

  • Comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced global company environment and able to adjust based upon changing priorities and various time zones

  • Experience developing and coaching direct reports and assessing talent and areas of opportunity

  • Leads by example, role model for other leaders, demonstrates a firm commitment to company values and culture


Mirum Pharmaceuticals is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability, veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal/Local laws.

Mirum Pharmaceuticals provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures.

Mirum Pharmaceuticals is also committed to the safety and wellbeing of all who work with us. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, Mirum Pharmaceuticals has made the decision to require all perspective candidates and independent contractors in the United States to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. To be considered fully vaccinated is to have both doses of a two-dose vaccine two weeks apart or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. This does not apply to candidates/independent contractors who are granted an accommodation/exemption by Mirum Pharmaceuticals based on qualifying religious or medical reasons.",

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