Director, Clinical Development - Work From Home

  • HCA
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Feb 07, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 25319-DirCD-SARA


Work From Home

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
The Director, Clinical Development is responsible for leading and supporting client relationship(s) and driving Sarah Cannon's input into the clinical development strategy for key compounds/studies within a client company's portfolio. This role is also responsible for oversight of the operational delivery of clinical studies at a program level (compound/portfolio of clinical studies). This role must have the capability to interact closely with clinical and non-clinical representatives as required at client companies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Lead clinical development strategies for client programs (compound/portfolio of clinical studies) as appropriate
  • Accountable for all program deliverables and client relationship
  • Key point of contact, point of issue escalation and interface with client company(s) to lead relationship management, clinical strategy support, and if applicable presenting clinical development strategies to governing bodies and oversight committees
  • Interface with the Sarah Cannon Physician Leadership, Scientific Leadership and Development Innovations Leadership Team to coordinate the strategic planning for client clinical programs and to support operational implementation and delivery of the associated clinical studies.
  • Represent Sarah Cannon to the customer, ensuring satisfaction levels are maintained and program deliverables are communicated effectively
  • Oversee interdisciplinary clinical research teams (matrix model)
  • Oversight for development and implementation of program plans
  • Ensure studies are conducted in compliance with GCP, relevant SOPs and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for program management components of inspection readiness for all aspects of the program conduct
  • Responsible for the financial and operational health of all studies within the program or portfolio
  • Proactively identify and manage issues
  • Lead the development of contingency planning and risk mitigation strategies to ensure successful delivery of program goals program management reports for clients and management
  • Implement resource strategies to achieve program goals
  • Participate in bid defense meetings where presented as potential lead for program activities
  • Lead operational input to proposal development and pricing including proposed program strategy
  • Support operational excellence by identifying best practices, actively participating in Project Review Meetings, and by making recommendations to senior management
  • Works on new initiatives and special projects as directed by President, Sarah Cannon Development Innovations / Sr. Director, Clinical Development

  • Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
  • During your employment with Sarah Cannon you will be routinely assigned training requirements. You are expected to complete any training assignments by the due date.


Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience
  • Knowledge in clinical research and drug development
  • General knowledge of financial budgeting models

Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task
  • Skills in communication (oral, written and presentation)
  • Skills in organization and problem solving
  • Skills in management
  • Skills in strategy
  • Skills in team building
  • Skills in information technology

Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties
Customer service orientation
  • Organized, proactive, self-motivated professional with general knowledge of clinical drug development
  • Commitment to individual and team success
  • Influencing skills, ability to work in matrix environment

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Master's Degree Preferred

Minimum Required:
Type of Experience-
  • 5-7 years of Management experience
  • 5-7 years of Oncology Research experience
  • Pharma/CRO Management

Last Edited: 02/06/2018