Clinical Programs Lead
Lexington , Massachusetts
March 08, 2017
Primary Role:

In collaboration with other Research and Development departments and applicable Business Unit partners,
• Responsible for the strategic and operational oversight, management, and delivery of a clinical development program or study in support of Shire's project strategy team.
• Authors, provides input, and/or oversees program and/or study level documents.
• Manages clinical outsourcing and may represent Clinical Programs on vendor oversight committees.
• Manages financial aspects of assigned clinical program or study(ies) and provides to Development Team Lead.
• Responsible for strategic initiatives for process and business improvements.

• Provides functional input into the clinical development plan that aligns with Business Unit and product strategy.
• Collaborates with project physician, statistician and relevant functional areas on clinical trial designs.
• Provides strategic clinical programs input to Global Development Team (GDT) and Product Strategy Team (PST) as required.
• Co-leads the Development Operations Team (DOT) with the Global Clinical Development Lead (GCDL).
• May attend advisory panel meetings and regulatory agency meetings related to strategy of program, indication, and studies.
• Has in-depth knowledge of global regulatory/industry guidelines (e.g. ICH/GCP, promotional guidelines and labeling) to drive the clinical trial application process.
• Effectively represents the interests and perspectives of GCDO.
• Presents program/study(ies) overviews/status to senior management, cross functional team, and external partners as necessary.
• Co-leads inspection readiness activities, and acts as subject matter expert during regulatory inspections.

Oversees or is responsible for:
• Program and /or study level document generation (e.g., synopses, ICFs, submission modules).
• Vendor selection including critical review of contracts, and/or work orders and management of ongoing performance.
• Collaboration with internal functions to ensure successful implementation of program/study.
• Presentations at relevant internal and external meetings
• Conducting study level training.
• Alignment of program for cross functional team regarding execution.
• Reporting of program / study milestones including mitigation.

• May assess long-range resource needs and make recommendations and allocations across program(s).
• Mentors junior staff.
• May be involved in interviewing, hiring, and training employees.
• Provides feedback on employee performance.
• Promotes Clinical Programs achievements within and across department(s).

• Works closely with Global Development Team Lead (GDTL), finance business partner, and/or study team(s) to generate and review forecasts and accruals for clinical studies. • Ensures clinical program/study(ies) finances align with agreed development plan, and budget variances are escalated to management as appropriate.

• Reviews and contributes to strategy for operational efficiency.
• Collaborates on SOP development.
• Identifies or participates in innovative initiatives targeted to improve/revise clinical development processes.
• Ensures implementation and standardized use of Global Clinical Development Operations (GCDO) and/or other R&D tools.

Education & Experience Requirements

• Bachelor's degree or nursing qualification is required. Scientific/health care field preferred but not required. Advanced degree preferred.
• Significant clinical research experience (8+ years) with evidence of increasing responsibility within a pharmceutical company or CRO
• Global clinical trial research experience
• Experience leading cross functional teams
• Detailed knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical research
• Participation in marketing application review and submission is preferred.
• Experience managing financial budgets is preferred.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology. Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.
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A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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