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Clinical Scientist, Vaccine Clinical Studies

Clinical Scientist
The Clinician, Clinical Scientist (CS) will provide medical and scientific study and project support for multiple, global, Phase 1-4 vaccine clinical studies in a clinical program. They are responsible for working collaboratively with the Clinical Lead Physician and Lead Study Clinician Physicians and will develop study strategies in support of the clinical plans. The CS support includes multiple tasks within the categories of: 1) protocol and study design, strategy, and training, 2) data review and interpretation, 3) study and/or program scientific and integrity oversight, 4) safety review and communication, 5) regulatory document, study report and publication preparation and review, and 6) clinical study implementation oversight, with a critical focus on consistency, quality, data integrity, safety, and alignment with company values. The CS may be assigned to lead implementation of program level activities identified by the Lead Clinical Scientist and Clinical Lead Physician as needed.
Responsibilities:
1) PROTOCOL AND STUDY DESIGN
+ Create protocol training materials for site management
+ Provide specific medical/protocol training for site facing roles
+ Provide site medical/protocol training for use during site initiation visits
+ Provide protocol training at the investigator meeting
+ Assist in preparation for and participate in consultant and key opinion leader meetings
+ Complete clinical sections of the Site Reference Manual
+ Provide input on country feasibility as delegated by the Clinical Program Lead and/or Lead Clinician
+ Independently write/design protocol outlines, protocols, and amendments of moderate complexity in collaboration with the Lead Clinician, Clinical Project Management (CPM), Statisticians, and other relevant groups including Clinical Research Organizations
+ Lead strategy discussions of moderate complexity
+ Create informed consent form templates, and review site prepared ICFs
+ Support the preparation of other clinical documents as required
2) DATA REVIEW AND INTERPRETATION
+ Lead clinical input for and participate in study set up and design including data collection tools, data analysis, and database set-up
+ Proactively coordinate with the Lead Clinician to assure understanding and agreement on deliverables throughout the process
+ Provide input for the design of the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) and the clinical data output
+ Responsible for review of patient level data across a study and for coordinating with Lead Clinician for study level review as delegated
+ Lead or participate in study analysis and decision point preparation including interim analysis, stopping rules, DMC and DSMB management
+ Interpret data and identify issues of moderate/difficult complexity in the data
+ Provide protocol training at the investigator meeting
+ Assist in preparation for and participate in consultant and key opinion leader meetings
+ Complete clinical sections of the Site Reference Manual
+ Provide input on country feasibility as delegated by the Clinical Program Lead and/or Lead Clinician
+ Independently write/design protocol outlines, protocols, and amendments of moderate complexity in collaboration with the Lead Clinician, Clinical Project Management (CPM), Statisticians, and other relevant groups including Clinical Research Organisations
+ Lead strategy discussions of moderate complexity
+ Create informed consent form templates, and review site prepared ICFs
+ Support the preparation of other clinical documents as required
3) STUDY MEDICAL OVERSIGHT
+ Collaborates with the Lead Clinician to provide medical/scientific guidance during the execution of the study
+ Provides medical perspective in consultation with the CPM during the development of the monitoring plan
+ Answers specific site management protocol questions as needed
+ Assists in medical issue resolution (study wide, escalated regional/site)
+ Provides input during vendor selection for specific medical/protocol issues
4) SAFETY
+ Track and reconcile SAEs across a study
+ Report SAEs during Safety Review Team meetings
+ Ensure timely communication of safety issues to sites
+ Review and approval of patient narratives as delegated by the Lead Clinician
5) REGULATORY AND PUBLICATIONS
+ Provide in-depth scientific/medical input, review and editing of clinical study reports (CSR).
+ Provide full review of content and integrates information from literature and other sources as appropriate.
+ Support and contribute to various sections of regulatory filings (Pediatric Investigational Plan ,IB, IND/NDA Annual Reports, and PSURs and Regulatory authority responses)
+ Participate with the Clinical Program Lead and publications team to determine publication strategies
+ Prepares audit responses as delegated by the Lead Clinician
+ Participates in inspection readiness activities
6) CLINICAL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Along with the Lead Clinician is accountable for the Medical/Safety/Scientific Design and Execution of a Study, with oversight of Clinical Research Organisations and vendor activities.
+ Ensure regulatory compliance and GCP adherence at the study level with regard to medical/scientific issues
+ Initiate and coordinate corrective action for major medical/safety/scientific study level issues
+ Along with CPM and with regard to medical/safety concerns, ensures study level issues are resolved.
+ Collaborate with Lead Clinician and CPM to arrive at major site level decisions based on input from the team
+ Provide input during budget creation to Clinical Program Lead and Lead Clinician
+ Coordinates with CPM to maintain study timelines.
+ Along with the CPM and in agreement with the Clinical Program Lead/Lead Clinician and the Team, develops study level enrollment plan
+ Along with the CPM and other study team members, participates in training of Study Management Staff and monitoring staff.
+ In collaboration with the CPM and study team, ensures the clinical trial material requirements of the study are met.
+ Ensure standard processes, tools, and procedures used consistently and globally
+ Participates in developing training strategy for study with the study team members.
+ Provide input into the preparation of study level training materials in collaboration with CPM and team members
+ Provide input into the monitoring plan for study
+ Provide scientific and medical /technical support to ensure that monitoring plan addresses unique vaccine-specific activities supporting the endpoints of the trial
+ Ensure execution of the global study management plan from a medical/safety/scientific perspective
Required Qualifications and Experience:
+ BA/BS Degree in science or health-related field MS, PhD or Pharm D preferred
+ Has extensive knowledge of the clinical research process and Good Clinical Practices from previous employment experience in the clinical research field
+ Has working knowledge of vaccine therapeutic area
+ Has demonstrated ability and level of experience with integrating and summarizing medical/scientific concepts in protocols and other clinical documents
+ Has independently authored clinical protocols and other clinical study documents
+ Has experience with participating in and informally leading an operational team
+ Applies knowledge of internal/external business challenges to facilitate process improvements
+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
+ Has working knowledge of statistics, data analysis, and data interpretation
+ Exceptional written and oral communication and cross-functional collaborative skills
+ Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
EEO & Employment Eligibility
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Sunshine Act
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