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Sterling Life Sciences, Specialists in Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and BioTech Recruitment
Career Opportunities

Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Location Job Id#
Maryland 03512
About our client
Our client is an international CRO that provides full-service clinical trials management support for various therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Cardiology and Medical Devices. Their vision is to become the preferred CRO for life science companies across the world. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for growth and an exciting challenge!
Highly competitive package, commensurate with experience
The Senior Director of Clinical Operations will direct a growing department providing vision, leadership and mentoring for personnel in the group. This highly visible position has responsibility for the successful coordination and execution of projects involving project management and clinical monitoring, interdepartmental collaboration, efficient and effective functioning of department, oversight of training, evaluation of new processes and methods, achievement of departmental corporate goals and objectives, and interaction with clients. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1) Direct and coordinate all aspects of Clinical Operations, including but not limited to, providing departmental leadership and direction, development of sponsor contracts and budgets, personnel resourcing, implementation and revision of standard processes and procedures, budget oversight, timeline and deadline oversight, and ensuring efficient and high quality execution of work
2) Direct personnel activities, and provide guidance for professional development of staff (coordinate resource distribution across projects interviews, make hiring recommendations, lead disciplinary actions, deliver performance reviews)
3) Provide strategic direction in assessment of relevant new technologies and procedures and provide recommendation to senior executives for improvement and development of department.
4) Participate in and lead corporate strategic planning, initiatives, departmental management and budget process
5) Participate in and lead internal, client/sponsor, scientific and other presentations as required
6) Identify problems and implement corrective action plans
7) Develop and maintain a sound plan of intra-department and inter-department relationships
8) Promote intra-department and inter-department efficiencies, data quality, and profitability
9) Assist CEO/President in development of corporate strategies and strategic objectives, and the operating policies and procedures to assure attainment of corporate objectives
10) Plan, supervise and direct execution of initiatives in business plan, policies and objectives
11) Represent the company in relations with major customers, suppliers, government agencies, etc
12) May function as back-up for Managers and Directors depending on workload
13) Perform all other duties as assigned
1) Must have strong cardiology experience
2) MS in life sciences or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with exposure to quantitative research methodology or equivalent work
3) Minimum 10 years of project management and clinical monitoring experience including a minimum of 6 years management experience including 8 years experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology / CRO industry
4) Director level experience; experience in an entrepreneurial environment.
5) Must have very strong management skills with the ability to guide the company’s Clinical Operations
6) Must have an excellent knowledge of the company’s Clinical Operations processes and procedures
7) Must have significant experience in managing projects and staff, budget preparation, monitoring, management, and adherence as well as managing to timelines and deadlines
8) Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
9) Must be flexible, professional, team oriented and capable of motivating personnel, effecting change and working across departments
10) Excellent organizational skills with ability to work in a high volume and strict deadline environment
11) Proficiency in operating computer applications and navigating the internet
12) Excellent interpersonal skills
13) Ability to work independently

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