Global Clinical Operations Program Director

Do you have a passion for Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Global Clinical Operations Program Director within the Clinical Operations function of Late Stage development in Respiratory and Immunology (R&I) Therapeutic Area. This is a site based role, which can be performed from one of our hubs in Gothenburg(SE), Gaithersburg/Durham (US) or Cambridge (UK).

Building on a 50-year heritage in respiratory care, our ambition is to transform the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by driving earlier, biology-led treatment, eliminating preventable asthma attacks, and removing COPD as a top-three leading cause of death. Underpinning chronic lung diseases is an altered immune system. We are following the science of common pathways and underlying disease drivers from respiratory disease into immunology-driven disease areas. The disease areas we’re targeting include rheumatology (including type 1 interferon-driven diseases such as lupus), dermatology, gastroenterology and systemic eosinophilic-driven diseases. Our ambition is to achieve disease modification and durable remission in these diseases for millions of patients worldwide.

What you’ll do
As a Global Clinical Operations Program Director you will work in a global role within the Clinical Operations function of Late Stage R&D (Biopharmaceuticals). The span of responsibilities is broad and may support one or several products depending on their size and complexity. The products supported may include studies in all phases of drug development.

The Global Clinical Operations Program Director is responsible for oversight of a program of global studies, covering all clinical development deliverables (including aspects of quality, budget, time, resource and risk). The role also involves integrating design, feasibility and operational planning to ensure clinical drug development programs are aligned with priorities and strategy. The role will provide input & support to the Senior Global Clinical Operations Program Director in preparation for new business case opportunities for review by governance interactions and may act as the lead for cross-functional teams in delivery of various clinical activities and manage improvement or change projects within clinical operations or spanning multiple business areas.

Typical Accountabilities:
* Lead cross functional teams of experts in the planning and delivery of a defined clinical program of studies and/or clinical activities to scope, quality, budget, time, planning the resource and managing risk.
* Work closely with global study leaders to provide appropriate strategic oversight of a program of studies on behalf of Sr Global Clinical Operations Program Director and Clinical Program Team (CPT)
* Responsible for providing clinical operations expertise into the development of new business case opportunities for review by governance
* Lead cross functional Clinical Submission Teams in planning and execution of clinical contribution to Marketing Applications, maintenance support for regulatory interactions and reports and inspection readiness.
* Lead large or complex deliverables and the process to identify and solve or escalate operational issues. Drive delivery to plan through internal or external partners (alliance partners, Clinical Research Organizations (CROs), vendors and Academic Research Organizations (AROs)).

Essential for the role
* University degree (or equivalent), preferably in medical or biological sciences or discipline associated with clinical research.
* At least 10 years’ experience from within the pharmaceutical industry or similar large multinational organization and proven experience of clinical development / drug development process in various phases of development and therapy areas.
* Experience from leading clinical projects and deliverables or similar expertise from other areas of drug development (such as pharmaceutical development) and proven knowledge of project management tools and processes
* Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organizational objectives. Ability to mentor, develop and educate staff
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization

Desirable for the role
* Project management certification
* Knowledge of process improvement methodology such as Lean Sigma/Change Management
* Regulatory submission experience
* Proven knowledge of clinical operations
* Experience with development and implementation of digital health initiatives in Clinical Studies

This is an exciting opportunity for professional growth in areas of drug development, science, and leadership. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us!

Why AstraZeneca?
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

What’s next!
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours. We welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than November 14, 2021.

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Opportunity: Global Clinical Operations Program Director

Locations: Gothenburg, (Sweden), Cambridge (UK), Gaithersburg (US), Durham (US)
Advertising: open between Oct 20 to Nov 14, 2021

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package on offer.

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