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Sr Manager, Clinical Trial Lead

Life, Physical, and Social Science


Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description Make the most meaningful impact of your career in this rewarding role with Biogen, an established pioneer in biotechnology. This is your rare opportunity to transcend day-to-day management operations as you design operational strategy and oversee our clinical research organization (CRO) partners to develop clear protocol concepts and final protocols. The best part: You will own responsibility for entire clinical trial studies, including operational design, successful delivery, and the positive impact on the lives of patients with a wide array of neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Working from home, office, or both on a flexible, hybrid schedule, you’ll have the support of a team with well-established procedures in place to make your vision a reality. This is a hybrid (part-time on-campus) opportunity, with full-time remote work considered. What You’ll Do Develop and oversee implementation of the study-level operational strategy for the successful delivery of clinical studies. Chair the Study Management Team (SMT) to drive development of scientifically robust, operationally feasible, and clear concepts/protocols. Oversee delivery of studies by CROs to ensure quality execution in line with time and budget forecasts. Partner with the CRO SMT lead to ensure the CRO creates appropriate risk-mitigation plans and effectively identifies/resolves issues. Establish and drive efficient team operations by establishing an open culture defined by communication, goal setting, and oversight of strategy implementation. Ensure effective, consistent, efficient and compliant processes. Champion synergies among other studies, programs, and development units to enhance excellence in study planning and execution. Who You Are Scientifically and clinically astute, you’re a mission-driven individual with the strategic vision to see the big picture and assume responsibilities much broader and more meaningful than day-to-day operations. Decisive, analytical and self-confident, you are determined to own all of your career and the difference you can make on the lives of others through your leadership and ability to inspire excellence. Qualifications Required Skills Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline 6 + years in clinical operations management, overseeing outsourced clinical trials per quality, timeline, and budget expectations, preferably with a sponsor company and a CRO Related scientific and clinical expertise and exceptional project-management, risk-assessment, contingency-planning, and communication skills Extensive knowledge of clinical development related to one or more trial phases (I, II, III, or IV), as well as cross-functional drug development Unquestioned expertise in Good Clinical Practices (GCP), International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines and regulatory requirements for clinical development Ability to establish operational plans and support the CRO in executing them Effective CRO management skills and ability to adapt to the Global Clinical Operations (GCO) outsourcing model Preferred Skills An advanced degree, such as a master’s or Ph. D in a related field Investigator site and/or monitoring experience Additional Information Why Biogen? Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.