Senior Clinical Trial Lead (all genders)

Posted 20 Mar 2024

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 270186


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Job Title: (Senior) Clinical Trial Lead (all genders)

Your Role: We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Clinical Trial Lead to oversee the clinical trials for innovative bioelectronic therapies with class 3 medical devices focused on modulating vagal nerve signaling to treat diseases where patients lack effective treatment options. As part of our Bioelectronics department, the successful candidate will:  

  • Lead the development of the clinical trial operational strategy while accountable for successful project execution and delivery of clinical operational plan within the budget, timelines and quality standards agreed upon by Governance Committees.
  • Manage multiple studies with high complexity, risk, impact, and reach, typically Ph III and registrational/pivotal studies, and ensures all study management activities will be completed in accordance with SOPs/WI, local regulatory guidance including ICH-GCP, MDR (MPDG)
  • Leads global trial teams in a matrix organization and directs, influences, and motivates people and aligns clinical trial team with organizational goals and objectives of the Program Team.
  • Leads activities with internal and external stakeholders to proactively gather and integrate patient and physician insights into study design and conduct (e.g., utilizing Patient and Site advisory boards, social media campaigns, surveys, interactions with patient advocacy groups/organizations etc.)
  • Acts as link between internal functions & CRO counterparts, point of contact for site management & operational topics/escalations, support information channeling and issue resolution for the study
  • Ensures timely and appropriate escalation of trends, issues, and risks within the Project Team/Clinical Trial Team/CRO/Vendor Team, department Leadership Team and/or Senior Management as appropriate


Who you are:

  • 7-12 years in clinical research in a CRO or industry environment with at least 5 years of in-depth knowledge and experience in clinical trial management including managerial responsibility. 
  • Expert knowledge of clinical development principles and concepts as well as regulatory environment e.g., ICH GCP, ideally MDR (MPDG) and applicable regional/local regulations.
  • Advanced degree desirable; PM certification (CAPM, PMP) desirable.
  • Proven experience in all aspects of clinical study planning and startup (including budget and resource planning) and in executing the complete range of clinical study activities, from startup through final study report. Medical devices clinical trial management experience desirable.
  • Experience in multiple therapeutic areas (e.g., inflammatory diseases, cardio-vascular diseases, pneumology) desired
  • Proven team dynamic knowledge and skills and ability to foster partnerships across projects and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Fluency in English required, German language knowledge desirable.

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