Director, Clinical Trial Feasibility and Operational Planning (Boston area)

Posted 21 Feb 2024

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 272232


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United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.



Your Role:

The Operational Design Center (ODC) is a capability within Global Development Operations. Our vision is to bring innovative medicines to patients faster by improving clinical study operational effectiveness and efficiency through informed, data-driven decision making. The Director, Clinical Trial Feasibility and Operational Planning will engage with study teams and extended stakeholders to define key business questions, orchestrate and drive on-time delivery of analytic insights, and provide recommendations to optimize Phase I-III study design, operational plans, and study delivery. Through close collaboration with stakeholders and cross-functional teams, the incumbent will ensure processes are efficient, and that solutions are fit-for-purpose and deliver actionable insights that will guide strategic decision making and/or unlock operational optimization opportunities. In partnership with strategy, data science, analytics, and technical teams, the Director, Clinical Trial Feasibility and Operational Planning will have the opportunity to evolve existing analytics as well as prioritize, shape, and develop novel analytics to address evolving stakeholder needs. A bold, brave, and curious mindset will be advantageous.


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of experience, Master’s degree with 5+ years of experience OR PhD with 3+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical R&D setting with excellent understanding of the R&D process from discovery through clinical development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or PhD in Biology, Pharmacology, Medicine, or related field
  • Experience with clinical development in a biopharmaceutical R&D setting; experience in oncology, neurology, and immunology a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Phase I - III study design, operational feasibility, operational planning, enrollment scenario modeling; familiarity with data sources and related analytics
  • Extensive experience preparing and presenting complex ideas to non-technical audiences; skilled at telling a story with data
  • Demonstrated success with process and workflow optimization to drive efficiency while maintaining high quality
  • Demonstrated success managing and delivering multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; able to communicate clearly, persuade, negotiate, and moderate conflict
  • Proactively addresses and manages risks and issue escalation
  • Strong team player and collaborator; demonstrated success working with multidisciplinary and multicultural, geographically dispersed teams within a matrix organization.
  • Established, deep contextual knowledge of business and technical domains - awareness of current and future needs of stakeholders, and trends and developments within the pharma industry and beyond related to study design, operational feasibility and operational planning
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of time

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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