Sr. Director/Director Clinical & Medical Operation - Lexington

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Active since 30-10-2018 Job category Science, research & development
Location Lexington Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Competitive
Place in the Organization


uniQure is dedicated to bringing innovative therapies or unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so each function in uniQure is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working lives by (i) living up to high quality standards and (ii) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

Position Summary

The Clinical/Medical Operation Director/Sr. Director will drive business value by leveraging his/her Medical and Operational expertise to provide support to CMO and the Clinical & Medical organizations and participate in building a best-in-class Global Clinical & Medical Affairs department at uniQure. The Director/Sr. Director will develop and implement defined goals and objectives for the entire Clinical & Medical Department, align with the Company Strategy, develop Tactics and Actions and follow the execution of all Clinical & Medical activities and other strategic initiatives.

The Clinical/Medical Operation Director/Sr. Director will play a leadership role in developing the Clinical and Medical strategy, analyzing/consulting on key decisions, leading critical projects, leading activities for the development of the department. The Clinical/Medical Operation Director/Sr. Director is serving as strategic advisor and counsel to CMO, day-to-day, projects and tasks, creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success. The Clinical/Medical Operation Director/Sr. Director will report directly to the CMO and is a trusted adviser to provide strategic and operational support to the CMO, manage Clinical & Medical Operations, assist with all cross-department activities, including acting as a main liaison with Clinical Research department.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities and responsibilities):

  • Set strategic priorities: Helping to identify the areas where the team must direct their focus and identifying metrics for success. Revisiting regularly and evaluating progress.
  • Strategically managing time of CMO: working with executive assistant, looking at long term travel calendar, evaluating opportunities and determining fit with priorities.
  • Meeting and events preparations and follow up: review upcoming meetings and events to ensure the CMO has all of the information needed to be as productive as possible and send out agendas or documents to meeting attendees as necessary.
  • Ensure materials are sent in advance, time is well spent, and objectives are achieved.
  • Review internal and external communications: draft reports, pitch decks, speeches or presentations for the CMO.
  • Monitor information flow: sometimes acting as a gatekeeper, ensuring CMO involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment.
  • Create & update dashboards for reviewing key performance indicators.
  • Execute on Clinical & Medical operations and procedures and promote adherence to best practices
  • Manage budget planning and projections, including purchase orders, invoicing, and accruals for the entire CMO department
  • Facilitate initiation and approval of Clinical & Medical contracts and oversee vendor management activities
  • Support implementation of all aspects of the clinical development & medical affairs plan, manage and track activities
  • Develop and maintain a Clinical/Medical BSC and assist with cross-functional coordination of activities
  • Maintain internal knowledge databases and monthly department reports
  • Assist in acquisition and codification of competitive intelligence
  • Drive development and maintenance of necessary Clinical/Medical IT infrastructure and resources as required

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Advanced degree preferred (PhD or PharmD, Masters in a scientific discipline acceptable with experience)
  • Experience in Pharma/Biotech industry highly desirable (3-5 years)
  • Background in Hemophilia or Huntington’s Disease is a plus, but not required
  • Excellent presentation, written, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Strong time and project management skills with attention to detail and the ability to effectively plan and prioritize work and balance multiple projects
  • Functions well in a dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking with ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and implement recommendations for resolution
  • Strong sense of accountability; passion for owning projects and driving them to completion
  • Ability to understand, synthesize, and communicate complex scientific concepts
  • Must be fully cognizant and adhere to all regulatory, legal, and compliance standards for Clinical & Medical activities
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, both US and international

Core competencies:

  • Enthusiastic and proactive
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Results Oriented
  • High sense of accountability
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, solution oriented
  • Dealing with ambiguity, interpersonal savvy, perseverance
  • Informing and collaborative
  • Organizational Agility
More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Biotechnology
Region United States
Keywords Clinical and Medical Operations

Contact information

Name Jennifer Wagner