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Global Clinical Operations Program Director - Multiple Indications

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland South San Francisco, California, United States Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Waltham, Massachusetts, United States Job ID R-118518 Date posted 15/10/2021

Global Clinical Operations Program Director - Multiple Indications

Cambridge/Warsaw/Mississauga/Gaithersburg/Waltham/South San Francisco

Do you have expertise in and a passion for global Clinical Program Management? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the development of an exciting late oncology portfolio in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.


Join a dedicated Oncology team that’s growing fast and building a strong track record of success.  We have multiple indications and many high-quality molecules at all stages of development – but we see even more potential.

Oncology is driven by speed.  We make bold moves at the cutting edge. Transforming molecules to change the practice of medicine. Here it’s our scale, agility and passion that makes sure we deliver fast, every time.

Late Development Oncology sits within our broader Oncology Research & Development organization.  We take an inter-disciplinary approach including novel biomarkers, AI, novel endpoints and cutting-edge trial designs to shape the future of our business and Oncology.

With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what’s next. Supportive team players, we draw on diverse knowledge from across the business and external partners to come to bear on the toughest medical challenges.

What you’ll do

As Global Clinical Operations Program Director, you will be responsible for the overall program management of a number of global studies delivered by global study leaders, , covering all clinical development deliverables. Overseeing quality, budget, time, resource and risk, you have the ability to drive the delivery of a suite of clinical trials, developing operational strategies to optimise trial execution . The role also involves integrating design, feasibility and operational planning to ensure clinical drug development programs are aligned with priorities and strategy.

Collaborating with the Senior Global Clinical Operations Program Director  you have the opportunity to provide input and support in preparation for governance interactions and lead cross-functional teams in delivery of clinical activities assigned.

Essential for the role

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in medical or biological sciences or field associated with clinical research.
  • Appropriate experience from within the pharmaceutical industry or similar large global organization.
  • Proven knowledge of clinical operations, project management tools and processes.
  • Proven experience of clinical development / drug development process in various phases of development and therapy areas.
  • Proven ability to learn by working in multiple phases, therapeutic areas and/or different development situations.
  • Experience leading clinical projects, results or similar expertise from other areas of drug development (such as pharmaceutical development).
  • Ability to mentor, develop and educate staff.
  • Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organisational objectives.
  • Skilled & experienced in organizational change.
  • Ability to look for and champion more efficient and effective methods/processes of delivering Clinical Development focusing on key performance metrics around reliability, efficiency, cost and quality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and lead priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a regional and local environment.
  • Integrity and high ethical standards.

Desirable for the role

  • Advanced degree  in medical or biological sciences or field associated with clinical research.
  • Late Oncology clinical development experience
  • Experience of incorporating digital health and patent centric strategies into clinical studies

Why AstraZeneca?

Here you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines – for the world’s most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

So, 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.

Where can I find out more?

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Competitive Salary and Benefits

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.