Job Opportunity

Director, Clinical Research Collaborations

Location: US
Department: Integrative Sciences
Employment Type: Full Time
Reference Number: 1938206

Job Description Summary

A leader in establishing and growing strategic site-based relationships in clinical research; with a focus on improving execution and alignment. Responsible for designated clinical research collaborations the relationship in whole including maximizing performance and overall success while ensuring both parties are aligned.

Your Responsibilities

  • Secure new and grow designated current research collaborations with the priorities of enhancing accrual and improving satisfaction with execution
    • With strong knowledge of both organizations and an operational background; develop plans and strategies with Head of Clinical Research Collaborations and oversee execution of initiatives which could include:
      • Accrual initiatives – such as a just in time activation program
      • Trial portfolio - which trials are to be offered and the overall portfolio strategy
      • Engagement plan – influence the content and approach for education and engagement purposes
      • Study start up efficiencies
    • Oversee milestones and deliverables for designated collaborations by working closely with the broader Study Optimization team to establish and measure KPIs and more
    • Align with and advise Head of Clinical Research Collaborations for designated collaborations:
      • A strong understanding of the collaborations to inform new operational models and strategies
      • Advise on resources and programs at Mirati needed to execute such as investigator initiated trials to project management needs
      • Serve as subject matter expert for the designated collaborations
    • Serve as the point of contact for designated research executives; includes traveling regularly to engage in person

What is Required

  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Bachelor and/or Master of Science degree in a medical/pharmaceutical/biological discipline
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in clinical research and working with or at the site level
  • Prefer direct experience in leading and managing oncology clinical trials, and in accelerating clinical study start up
  • Experience directly leading an organization and or colleagues on strategic relationships
  • Prefer global experience and masters in business administration
  • Demonstrated expertise in executive engagement and strategic account planning
  • Highly developed communication skills appropriate to the target audience, promoting effective decision-making where necessary
  • Demonstrated project management and cross-functional team leadership experience
  • Strategic thinking and targeted problem-solving skills

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Why Join?

At Mirati, we have an unapologetic and relentless focus on our mission to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. Patients and their families motivate us to work smarter, faster and better. We are driven by the knowledge that our efforts can one-day deliver life-saving therapies for the people who need us most. Urgency, open-mindedness, accountability and collaboration ground our work. These shared values are central to who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Our people fuel our success. They are fearless and passionate in their daily pursuit of our mission. We are committed to continuing to create a company and experience that attracts and keeps the best people. When you want your days to count and the work you do to matter, discovering and delivering potentially life-changing therapies is more than a job, it's the chance to be part of something bigger.

We believe diverse professional experiences and an inclusive culture can drive better outcomes for patients. We want employees to be authentic and use their perspectives to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way.

Mirati cultivates an environment where:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude is encouraged
  • Our people are empowered to speak up, embrace the gray and achieve solutions
  • Diverse experiences are an important of part making the best decisions
  • We laugh and have fun as a work family

No matter the role, we are unified by our passion for helping patients, and are inspired by a single vision – to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer. Together, we own Mirati's success.

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Mirati is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) – we celebrate diverse experiences without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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