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Senior Clinical Scientist



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Senior Clinical Scientist

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vitry-sur-Seine, France


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Job Summary

The Senior Clinical Scientist is noted as clinical expert for the execution of dedicated studies of assigned program. The role requires a well-organized, operationally focused individual with good analytical skills and the ability to deliver multiple operational tasks. The Senior Clinical Scientist reports to the Clinical Leader or his/her supervisor.

The role of the Clinical Scientist is to:

  • Provide medical expertise to the clinical studies and/or registries (eg: Protocol, Key Results, Clinical Study Report)

  • Support other clinical development activities (e.g. pressure test and cluster feasibility, medical review and validation of clinical data, study risk assessment)

  • Contribute to the Abbreviated Protocol, the final protocol and protocol amendments and the clinical study report for their projects

  • Contribute to the clinical part of submission dossier for their projects: Common Technical Document for FDA & EMA submission, filing in Japan and China and answers to questions from health authorities

  • Provide appropriate medical input & support for all activities related to clinical studies such as medical training, feasibility, medical review of data, medical information for the study team, medical advisors/Clinical Project Leaders from Clinical Study Units, and investigators

  • Be the medical reference in the Clinical Study team, ensuring the medical relevance of the clinical data

  • Supervise assigned clinical scientist on common projects

Key responsibilities include

  • Develop the abbreviated protocol

  • Develop the final protocol and protocol amendments

  • Medical support to clinical operation team during the clinical feasibility

  • Review and provide clinical input across different study documents written subject information, CRF, e-diary, monitoring plan

  • Medical support to clinical operations team on study plans: CMP/MRP, DR & DS review

  • Review/approve study-related documents (eg vendor specifications for centralized services, CRF, CRF completion guidance, patient diary, etc)

  • Participate in the elaboration of training material and presentations at the investigator meetings

  • Ensure continuous medical review of aggregated data during clinical trial conduct (DRSR, safety, stat outputs of blinded data, …) with operational support, bio stat and GSO

  • Answer to medical questions raised by EC/IRBs, sites

  • Support CRD trial master file documents readiness and availability, and mandatory trainings linked to the clinical function

  • Provide operational expertise to project clinical sub team, as needed

Job requirements

  • Background: PhD in any biomedical discipline, post-doctoral studies in hematology / oncology is preferred

  • Must have at least 5 years of clinical development experience in pharmaceutical industry or CRO; preferably in hematology/ oncology clinical trial implementation

  • Computer skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Ability to work within a matrix model

  • Open to work in an international and intercultural environment

  • Open-minded to apply and learn digital solutions

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