Director of Clinical Operations

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A leading company in the biopharmaceutical industry is currently seeking a Director of Clinical Operations to join their team. The role will be challenging but also highly rewarding and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Key duties include:

1) Oversee clinical study execution to ensure that studies are completed on time, within budget and are in compliance with SOPs, regulations and ICH and GCP guidelines
2) Perform project management responsibilities in the management and coordination of clinical research activities performed by both in-house staff and service specific vendors
3) Communicate study status regularly to key stakeholders regarding quality, costs and timelines and escalate unresolved issues to the Upper Management
4) Assess clinical research vendor contracts and negotiate pricing and contracts
5) Mentor and supervise Clinical Operations staff and develop plans to grow clinical research capabilities, as needed according to growth of the organization
6) Manage internal and external resources to achieve deliverables and implement and mitigate resourcing strategies to deliver best efficiencies and values
7) Develop consistent metrics to measure project success and team performances
8) Create and ensure the execution of mentoring and development plans for direct reports
9) Provide expertise, training and guidance on clinical research
10) Perform other duties as assigned


  • 1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field
    2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
    3) Recent experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred
    4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in clinical operations management

    If you are qualified and looking to work with a well-established company – one of the top names in the industry – you should not let this opportunity pass by. However, for this Director of Clinical Operations role, you must be someone who is experienced and passionate about clinical operations management.


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Director / VP
  Clinical Research / Affairs,  Manufacturing,  Engineering
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