Clinical Scientist in Cambridge, MA

  • Title: Clinical Scientist
  • Code: RCI-08691
  • RequirementID: 116782
  • Location: Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Posted Date: 04/02/2024
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Hybrid

 

Comments:

  • Open to candidates willing to relocate at their own expense
  • Must be able to start ASAP
  • Paid parking is required on-site
  • Hybrid, a minimum of 2 days onsite (with the flexibility to adjust due to business needs, required meetings etc.)
  • The candidate will join a team supporting a clinical program with one phase 2 trial, two core phase 3 and a phase 3 LTS trial (in total, 100 sites globally)
  • The role will work closely with two Medical Directors and another Clinical Scientist, supporting data and medical monitoring, preparation of study documents, as well as operational activities related to the conduct of the trials
  • Responsible for reviewing incoming data, listings, and deviations in coordination with Medical Directors.
  • Meeting with Medical Directors 2-3 times per week to ensure no items were missed Adverse advent review for multiple studies

 

Summary:

  • This role is key to help the medical supervision of clinical studies by Clinical Research Directors (CRD) and to ensure scientific management of clinical studies to be performed by the Clinical & Sciences Operations Platform (CSO) and Development Units in Client R&D.

Purpose:

  • The primary purpose of the Clinical Scientist’s position is to assist/support the Clinical Research Director in the medical/scientific contribution for the clinical studies e.g: supporting operational activities pertaining to the abbreviated protocol/protocol/amended protocol development (such as contribution to writing of protocol and/or amendments, informed consent, committees charters development and other study ancillary documents), support in the validation and clinical case review of study data, review of study plans and draft study reports/publications for accuracy, search of medical/scientific information for study teams, literature review and analysis, assists in the preparation of the responses for investigators, study teams, ethics committees or regulatory authorities, help manage study committees.
  • Scope includes all R&D clinical trials for Riliprubart in CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), from scientific assessment of a clinical project to final deliverable.
  • The applicant must be able to use digital reporting tool, convinced and willing to promote their use.
  • The applicant must be a fast learner as the work needs can change and evolve over time based on project progress.
  • The applicant must be familiar with all medical and operational aspects related to the conduct of late-stage clinical trials.
  • Under the guidance of the CRD he/she collaborates with the Coding specialist, Biostatisticians, Data Managers, Global and Regional Study Managers, Feasibility Managers, Pharmacovigilance representative, Medical Writer (e.g. planning and review of narratives) on high quality medical review, as needed.
  • He/she supports the CRD to ensure appropriate documentation and consistency of the data and investigations of safety cases with the Clinical Trial Team (Monitoring Teams) or Pharmacovigilance.
  • To better serve the activity, and depending on his/her experience, a Clinical Scientist can be dedicated to a specific task with minimal supervision (e.g. answering questions of local teams, managing validation strategy etc…), following business needs.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure scientific support for the conduct of Riliprubart study(ies) he/she is allocated to by securing the operationalization of the medical validation/review plan (reports and trackers)
  • Contribute to definition of the centralized monitoring strategy in consistency with the planned statistical analysis and is involved some of the study data validation and review processes, support the CRD for the Clinical Case review (safety events reported to Pharmacovigilance or safety events of special interest)
  • Contribute to preparation and/or review of any documents related to the studies and requiring a scientific background (submission portfolio, abbreviated protocol/protocol/amended protocol, patient written information, presentations/communication to internal or external partners, study plans, study reports, trial disclosure form). Participates with the Study Team and monitoring team training on medical information
  • Support CRD in the preparation of medical answers to questions from Health Authorities, IRB/Ethics Committees, investigators, experts involved in the study/project as needed
  • Is involved in the quality and update of study documents, CRF adequacy with protocols/protocol amendments and will help in the objective of rationalizing and documenting the data collection needs quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Help for the preparation, organization, conduct and minutes of Study Committees (eg. IDMC), follow the contracts with business support as needed
  • Support CRD in organizing/leading Steering committees, Data Monitoring Committees, Adjudication Committee meetings as needed
  • Support to regulatory documents filing and archiving.
  • Is assessing, providing cost elements related to the study support in collaboration with study team, including planning management as needed

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understand data collection, data flow, data validation, including medical validation and review processes up to data analysis
  • Able to develop good quality management practices, including guidelines, as regard to medical data review activities, using a data-driven and risk management approach
  • Digital and data oriented
  • Scientific expertise or interest and ability to learn in the domain of assigned study/project
  • Ability to take responsibilities on medical activities or endorse CRD decisions on his/her behalf
  • Quality focused, detail-oriented and well organized
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to synthesize the information, good presentation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and to efficiently provide status reports
  • Ability to anticipate and timely escalate issues and to define appropriate action plans
  • Team and results oriented
  • Strong English skills (verbal and written if English is the second language)

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Ph.D. or Pharm D
  • Previous senior clinical experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinic experience, review data, operation, and clinic data
  • Experience with Quality, deviations, Protocols and consents
  • Must have experience in late-stage clinical trials, medical monitoring, and data reviews
  • Previous experience with medical validations/ reviews/ adverse events

 

Nice To Have/ Preferred:

  • Previous experience in neurology, neuroscience
  • Medical writing experience (drafting consents or protocols)
  • Medical safety experience is a plus


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