Associate Director (Clinical Development)

Hobson Prior
Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, England
£550 - £650 per day
Closing date
24 Sep 2020

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Clinical Research, Clinical Development
Full Time
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Hobson Prior currently have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director (Clinical Development) to join a leading Pharmaceutical organisation who focus on delivering life-changing medicines. This is a contract position based in Cambridge.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Overall accountability for the Project Management of the studies from the organisation's perspective (indirectly reporting to a Programme Director from a Therapy Area perspective).
  • Manage Study Governance (post SDC) from the organisation's perspective.
  • Responsible for Stakeholder Management throughout study delivery.
  • Manage study financial tracking and spend management.
  • Have input into Study Design Concept as it is being generated by the Programme Director and programme level experts within the organisation.

Key Skills:

  • Strong leadership and project managerial skills.
  • Proven ability to delivery clinical or evidence generating studies in an environment of remote collaborators and through oversight of external providers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills also in cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent resource management, decision-making, financial management, delegation, conflict management skills.


  • A minimum of 4 years hand-on experience leading & project managing a multi-disciplinary, multi-national virtual team responsible for the delivery of multi-national, multi-site clinical (or evidence generating) trials.
  • At least 6 years hands-on experience in clinical research (or evidence generation) activities in total (which may include project managing a single country with multiple participating sites and monitoring of those sites).
  • At least 3 years' experience in the Oncology Therapy area, ideally in a project managerial role looking after multi-national clinical trials or evidence generation trials.
  • Proven project management expertise.
  • Very good knowledge of the aspects of the Clinical Study Delivery process, international ICH/GCP guidelines and the Drug Development industry.
  • Good medical knowledge in Oncology.
  • Some professional project management accreditation (e.g. PMP, APMP, PRINCE 2 Practitioner) but this is an ideal
  • Previous experience working with studies aimed at generating evidence (ie Phase IIIb/Phase IV studies) would also be an ideal.

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity then please click "Apply" and upload a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist directly, please select "Contact me" at the top of this page.

Hobson Prior is a leading life sciences recruiter focused on finding exceptional people and matching them with the finest positions across the globe. Hobson Prior is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter focused on finding and placing outstanding candidates across Europe and the Asia Pacific. We work proactively and with integrity, communicate in a professional and honest manner and invest time to understand and match the exact requirements of our clients and candidates.

Our highly selective clients trust us to source and secure interim and permanent candidates who’ll make a real difference to the success of their business. Our candidates, the best in the industry, often choose to work with us exclusively because we offer the best opportunities in their specialist field.

Representing who we are and what we stand for, our values influence the way we serve our clients and candidates and the way we interact with each other.

We identified them collaboratively – as a team – and so feel 100% invested in them. Together, we think they provide the best possible outcomes all who work with us.

Our standards are set high. We work to a rigorous set of processes to ensure that our conduct is professional, ethical and delivered with integrity at all times.

We are dedicated to finding the very best solutions for our clients and candidates, always going the extra mile to deliver measureable value.

We are guided by our experience and knowledge to provide the best possible service and support to our candidates, clients and colleagues. Our approach is consultative and collaborative.

We focus solely on our chosen market, developing expert consultants who know their industry in depth and specialise within it.

We find great candidates, developing relationships with them regardless of whether they are actively looking. This means we are able to provide both candidates and clients with unique opportunities.

Driven by results, we have plans to expand across different global regions and markets and have confidence in our ability to grow successfully through our core focus.

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