Director, Clinical Operations

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago


Reporting to the SVP, Development Operations, the Director, Clinical Operations will lead the implementation of ArriVent’s clinical development plans for furmonertinib as well as other assigned projects.  The key responsibilities will be:

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership, oversight and support to the clinical operations team for implementing the assigned ArriVent’s clinical programs and be accountable for all Clinical Operations deliverables associated with the programs including timelines, budget, vendor oversight and data quality
  • To lead and manage the Study Execution Team for at least one furmonertinib study
  • To support the SVP Development Operations in managing relevant CROs/vendors and clinical program budgets
  • To manage, support, train and mentor Clinical Trial Managers and other Clinical Operations staff members to the highest quality of output

This role requires extensive experience in drug development, study execution, CRO/vendor oversight and staff supervisory experience. Candidates for this position are expected to be highly accountable and have strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills, allowing them to set and achieve objectives in the execution of the clinical programs of ArriVent.


  • Possesses in-depth knowledge in clinical drug development and oncology clinical trial execution
  • Ability to think strategically but also able to implement tactically to achieve all program and study deliverables
  • Team player and able to work with and lead cross functional study teams including CROs/vendors
  • Possesses financial acumen and able to identify changes in budget scope and address those changes appropriately
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of ICH-GCP, relevant ArriVent SOPs, and regulatory guidance
  • Ability to resolve project related problems and prioritize workload to meet deadlines with minimal guidance and support
  • Exhibits high self-motivation, able to work and plan independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Drive for results and motivates other members of the project team to meet timelines and project goals.
  • Focuses on continuous improvement, including the ability to make proactive assessments on how to make processes more efficient and people more effective.
  • Understands clinical trials methodology, including a working knowledge of protocols and indications being studied.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, as evidenced by punctuality, ability to deliver on commitments, an understanding of the service culture and positive interactions with internal and external team members and CROs/vendors, including good interpersonal skills and serves as role models for junior team members
  • Communicates both verbally and in written form in an efficient manner.
  • Conducts formal presentations to a wide variety of audiences including colleagues, investigative staff, and CROs/vendors with a high level of proficiency.
  • Possesses practical knowledge of IT tools and systems in use on project team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years directly related experience overseeing molecule program management, at least 3 years of directly managing reports and minimum of 12 years biotech / pharmaceutical experience
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to successfully lead a cross-functional study team
  • Participated effectively in a cross-functional drug development team
  • Knowledge of concepts and practices for clinical trial conduct
  • Must be well versed in FDA regulations and GCP
  • Previous experience with all phases of drug development.   Experience in NDA/BLA a plus.
  • Extensive experience managing CROs/vendors
  • Previous experience with the development of policies and SOPs
  • Thorough knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines including an understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of study management & monitoring procedures
  • Experience / knowledge in managing clinical studies in China a plus
  • Experience with working with China pharma in trial execution a plus

Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin a plus

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