Associate Director - Clinical Program Management

£90000 - £95000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  1. Clinical Operations, Project Management

Hobson Prior are seeking an Associate Director - Clinical Program Management to join a Biotech organisation who are determined to develop possible curative treatments for patients who are living with serious illnesses. This position will support the planning and execution of gene therapy programmes per development plan, from initiation through to closeout.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will provide expert clinical operational input into project or study level documents, for example clinical development plan, clinical study protocol, clinical study reports, and may lead the delivery of study documents.
  • Leads the delivery of the clinical study or program from concept to final CSR and through to study closed and archived to agreed budget, time, project standards, quality and scientific standards.
  • With oversight from the Director, may lead and deliver differentiated and robust operational options for review at Investment Decision Governance interactions.
  • Accountable for overall study or program deliverables, maintaining oversight throughout the life of the study or program by close interaction with individual study/program leaders or leadership of the study team as appropriate.
  • To provide input to forecasting and management of study/program delivery costs, resources and timelines.
  • Ensure sponsor oversight throughout the life of the study.
  • Develops and manages effective risk management/mitigation plans to ensure timely delivery to quality, budget and time and escalates issues to stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Responsible for planning and leading issue escalation and resolution.
  • Contributes to operational interactions with external entities including regulatory agencies, preferred partners/suppliers and external collaborators.
  • Accountable for oversight of CROs and other clinically outsourced third party vendors for outsourced studies and programs.
  • Provision to procurement clear specifications for study or program specific outsourcing.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to work unsupervised and yet have strong interpersonal skills to influence; communicate and manage change.
  • Excellent collaborative communication skills including the ability to engage with a diverse client base and manage through conflict.


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a Biological Science discipline.
  • Program Management qualifications.
  • At least 15 years in drug development experience demonstrated in a variety of roles.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading studies/programs in Clinical Development/Medical Affairs.

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