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Associate Director, Clinical Trial Diversity (Clinical Programs and Trial Design) - Sponsor Dedic

Syneos Health - USA
United States; Homeworking
Start date
8 Jun 2024
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Associate Director, Clinical Trial Diversity ( Clinical Programs and Trial Design)

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities.

Our Clinical Development model brings the customer and the patient to the center of everything that we do. We are continuously looking for ways to simplify and streamline our work to not only make Syneos Health easier to work with, but to make us easier to work for.

Whether you join us in a Functional Service Provider partnership or a Full-Service environment, you’ll collaborate with passionate problem solvers, innovating as a team to help our customers achieve their goals. We are agile and driven to accelerate the delivery of therapies, because we are passionate to change lives.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know:

Why Syneos Health
• We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
• We are committed to our Total Self culture - where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people.
• We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.


The Associate Director of Clinical Trial Diversity will support and manage Sponsor’s strategy for Diversity & Inclusion in clinical trials.

• Drive community relationships, awareness, health literacy, program/study design, clinical trial patient experience, and clinical trial participant expected outcomes that will ultimately transform the success of participation and retention of diverse populations.

• Collaborate across key development and functional areas is critical (e.g., Real World Evidence, Clinical Operations, Clinical Data Science, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs Patient Engagement, Design and Innovation, Public Affairs and Government Affairs).

Core Responsibilities:

• Manage the strategy for incorporating the Diversity & Inclusion corporate objectives into clinical programs and trial designs.

• Partner with the Design Studio to develop AI/ML techniques, development driven market research, decentralized approaches, and other capabilities to increase access to , and engagement with , clinical trials for representative populations.

• Support the global Diversity & Inclusion team within Technology and Innovation to utilize a combination of matrixed resources to creatively build teams to deliver project goals.

• Support the development and delivery of the Patient Experience strategy and Patient Voice framework with the Head of Patient Experience.

• Serve as the Clinical Trial Diversity & Inclusion partner to key functional areas including but not limited to Clinical Development, Clinical Data Science, Clinical Operations, Marketing, Commercial Operations, Global Value & Access, Medical Affairs, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs and Development Operations.

• Inform corporate and regulatory strategy policies as it relates to Diversity & Inclusion in clinical trials.

• Support the internal and external communication and collaborative SOP development, project team governance documents (clinical development plans, request plans, Clinical Study Reports, INDs, NDAs, and other clinical/regulatory/safety documents, as well as abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts).

• Support Sponsor’s Public Relations and external corporate giving, or Employee Resource Group (ERG) initiatives (e.g. community service)


What we’re looking for

Strong expertise in prior roles where the focus has been on patient & participant co-designed experiences.

Experience and an understanding of the drug development process and clinical operations.

Prior experience leading cross-organization initiatives and designing/executing large global programs and studies.

• Ability to effectively collaborate across a diverse, global, highly matrixed team environment.

• Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including agile project management of multiple time-sensitive projects.

• Must have the ability to communicate complex topics in simple terms to a variety of internal and external stakeholders that is succinctly tied to the overall strategy for Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials.

• Proven capabilities in change management and business transformation initiatives.

• Strong command of solving complex problems and use of highly developed independent judgement relating to domestic and global regulations, guidelines, and timelines.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a track record for effectively communicating scientific, medical, and organizational concepts.

• Extensive interpersonal skills, with the ability to mentor staff and organize, motivate, and lead multifunctional teams to deliver results and persuade.

Role is remote and may require domestic or international travel as required (valid travel documents must be obtainable).

• Ability to travel as necessary (approximately 25%).

Get to know Syneos Health
Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position may include a company car or car allowance, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, eligibility to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and individual performance, and flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $91,200 to $210,000. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.


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