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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:13 PM

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Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of the J&J Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Global Clinical Development Operations Trial Leader, Associate Director, Late Development, Neuroscience located in Titusville, NJ.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.

We discover and develop innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Bring your talents to our mission, visit http://www.janssenrnd.com/ to learn more.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

The Global Clinical Development Operations Trial Leader (GTL) has primary global accountability at the trial level within the GCDO organization. The GTL is accountable and provides operational expertise for the successful cross-functional delivery of assigned global clinical trial(s), within agreed timelines and budget, and in alignment with all the applicable SOPs and regulatory requirements. The GTL is accountable for oversight of external service providers, planning and execution of both internally managed and outsourced trials, with scope from draft protocol elements document (PED) to availability of the Clinical Study Report (CSR) and applicable disclosure of the trial results.

The GTL is responsible for leading a cross-functional domestic and international trial team (including GCDO and non-GCDO members) and duties include but not limited to: interfaces with all trial team members, building the trial operational plan, oversee External Service Provider contracts and budget, in alignment with the organizational and the Therapeutic Area (TA) Clinical Team (CT)’s objectives. The GTL provides global operational leadership to the execution to plan and defines risk mitigation strategies and ensures implementation thereof. The GTL leads a matrixed cross-functional trial team, with minimal guidance from the GPL and provides feedback into performance of matrix team members. The GTL may be involved in coaching/mentoring of other GTLs and Trial Team members, as well as interviewing/selection process. The GTL does not have any direct reports. Cross-functional trial team members have a dotted line reporting project deliverables into GTL. GTL will assign trial related deliverables to trial team members.

The GTL maintains oversight of the trial by taking an operational leadership role in a matrix organization, while scientific leadership is provided by the Study Responsible Physician. This includes coordinating activities in the Trial Team and ensuring ad-hoc trial working groups are organized as needed, driving issue identification and resolution, contingency planning, and decision-making.
Principal Responsibilities:
  1. Leads the cross-functional Trial Team; Tracking of Project Deliverables & Timelines using Functional Planning tools and support. Proactively manages that trial deliverables and milestones are met. Identifies risks and ensures mitigation and contingencies are being initiated and followed through (including management of CAPAs).
  2. Accountable for delivery of global trials within agreed/projected life of trial budget. Ensures accurate trial budget management, updates for scope changes and reconciliation of assigned trials for both Out of Pocket (OOP) costs and FTE costs. Is responsible for overall contract management, including review & approval of external service provider (ESP) contracts, change orders and ensures services are delivered per contract.
  3. Ensures that environmental analysis, protocol feasibility and country & site selection process is conducted within timelines. Responsible to drive the final study placement, and ensure alignment with and communication to the involved stakeholders, including TA and RTAEs.
  4. Develop the trial ESP strategy for his/her assigned trial in line with the overall program ESP strategy. Is accountable for oversight of all external service providers used for the trial for both inhouse and outsourced studies. Is responsible to ensure selection, and set up, including scope of work (SOW) and specifications are in line with protocol requirements, budget and timelines. During execution, the GTL will ensure escalated issues are appropriately resolved. For outsourced trials is responsible for CRO management, including initiation of selection process, SOW development, budget and change orders and oversight of all deliverables outsourced to the CRO. Is primary point of contact for the assigned Project Director/Manager from the CRO responsible for the trial.
  5. Ensures Trial is operationalized in compliance with global health authority regulations and guidelines and internal operating procedures and processes. Participates in preparation for, and conduct of, Health Authority inspections and internal QA audits. Ensures that the Trial Team operates in a constant state of inspection-readiness. Collaborate with Quality Management & Compliance liaisons to ensure quality oversight of assigned trial utilizing the available tools.
  6. Ensures Trial Team members have received the appropriate trial-specific training needed for their function; in collaboration with the Study Responsible Physician (SRP), the GTL ensures appropriate trial-specific training is given to Trial Team members or to the CRO. Oversee the Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) in the set-up and coordination of Investigator Meetings, if applicable.
  7. Responsible to ensure transparent status reporting information to relevant key stake holders in Janssen R&D.
  8. Ensure trial related issues (quality, timelines, budget, resources) are resolved within the function and/or within the Trial Team and if they cannot be resolved within the function and/or Trial Team they are escalated to the GCDO Program Leader (GPL) and Clinical Team level, as necessary. Manages timely and accurate documentation of issue escalation. Accountable to drive lessons learned initiatives at trial level during and after trial milestone completion; accountable for developing subsequent issue resolution and process improvements as required.
  9. Strong interaction with the Therapeutic Area, other GCDO functions, Clinical Supply Chain, Bioresearch Quality and Compliance Group, Clinical Business Operations, Finance, Project Management Organization, Regulatory and external partners to influence alignment on issues and decisions affecting trial management, enabling successful trial outcome.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science is required; preferably in Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy)
  • Minimum of 10 years of clinical trial experience in the pharmaceutical industry or CRO is required
  • Profound experience managing external stakeholders/CROs programs is required
  • Clinical research operational experience and the ability to manage all aspects of execution of a clinical trial is required
  • Strong project management and project planning experience is required
  • Excellent people leadership skills in a global, matrix environment is required; people management experience is strongly preferred
  • Sound clinical financial acumen and experience with managing budgets is required
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership, proven decision-making skills, strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills are required
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 15-20% of the time, defined by business needs is required


Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Titusville
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Coordination
Requisition ID
0374180122

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