Clinical Operations Program Lead, Oncology (Director Level) - Remote

San Francisco, California
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
Position Type
Team Lead
Full Time
Practice Setting
Supplier / Manufacturer
Work Mode
Employment Type
Organization Type
Corporation / LLC, Government
Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job Description

The Clinical Operations Program Director is responsible to connect science and operations to bring clinical studies to life through the execution of one or more clinical research programs. The Clinical Operations Program Director serves as a strategic advocate for pipeline assets and provides operational reality to our scientific experiments via scientific expertise, strategic thinking, a global mindset and innovative solutions to address risks and challenges. The Clinical Operations Program Director also serves as a inspiring people leader responsible for developing a pipeline of talent for the Development Operations organization.

  • Develop clinical operational strategy and ensure clinical research programs are executed with quality and efficiency, on-time, within budget, and to meet company objectives
  • Translate asset strategy into operational execution by developing the clinical operations plan (or strategy) and connecting the science with the business, operations, patients and our customers
  • Identify and evaluate risks and mitigations at program level to achieving the asset strategy.
  • Interacts with and influences all levels of management and cross-functional team members to achieve program objectives and represents Clinical Development Operations at senior leader cross functional meetings
  • Reviews and provides clinical operations content to clinical and regulatory documents
  • Manage overall external budget management across their portfolio (programs can be 20-200 million dollars)
  • Responsible for bringing the best out of our talent, mentoring and supporting development to enable growth including direct management of study manager(s)
  • Create an inclusive, innovative and learning environment where staff and studies/programs will succeed
  • Execute clinical programs in compliance with quality standards (ICH/GCP, Global Regulations, and AbbVie policies and procedures)
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Is comfortable with not having all the information yet able to drive activities and find solutions to deliver on the program.

Significant Work Activities -

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Frequent to continuous computer usage (greater or equal to 50% of the workday) is required


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent is required, typically in nursing or scientific field. An Associates degree/R.N. or equivalent with relevant experience is acceptable.
  • Must have 12+ years of Pharma-related/ clinical research related experience (and/or applicable work experience)
  • Must have 8 years (and/or applicable work experience) in clinical research demonstrating a high level of core, technical and leadership competencies through setting and driving strategy
  • Proven ability in leading a global team in the management and completion of multiple, complex clinical studies
  • Ability to demonstrate successful coaching/ mentoring and people management (remote management experience preferred)
  • Expertise in Subject Matter and competent in application of standard business procedures (SOPs, ICH, Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance)
  • Integral participation in initiatives or advancement strategies for clinical operations
  • Experience in successful study initiation through study completion/primary data analysis and in multiple phases of studies (Phase 1-3, 4)
  • Must possess good communication skills

There is potential for the role to be remote in the US with regular scheduled travel to AbbVie office.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believesingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we mayultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensationand benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless anduntil paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.