Associate Director, Clinical Science

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 81 days ago

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The Opportunity

Arena is a growing, fast-paced organization with a start-up mentality. We are looking for Clinical Scientists to join our team. In collaboration with the Clinical Development and Clinical Science leaders, the Clinical Scientist will support the clinical program teams responsible for study design, development, execution, data readout, and summary. This position will also be a resource to teams for guidance of all matters related to analysis and communication of clinical data.

What you’ll dive into

  • Providing clinical support and scientific opinion to study teams and functional areas such as regulatory, clinical operations and line management.
  • Provides input to study design, protocol concepts/protocols preparation, statistical analysis plans, and reporting within assigned programs to yield high value clinical endpoint insight for future critical decisions.
  • Collaborates with external opinion leaders and Principal Investigators and internal clinicians, translational sciences and clinical operations to ensure appropriate study designs are achieved for successful implementation of data analyses and accomplishment of intended study outcomes.
  • Works with study and program teams to achieve program goals and provides deliverables in approved timeframes.
  • Applies best regulatory practices and drug development precedent to assigned programs.
  • Supports the development of regulatory documents for filings and agency meetings
  • Reviews and interprets scientific knowledge of competitor landscape (molecule / indication)
  • Proactive identification of issues/problems and recommends solutions
  • Participate with team members to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations for external meetings as well as author clinical sections of regulatory documents (IB, IND sections)
  • Remains up-to-date with current information on pharmaceutical regulations, guidelines, and practices and therapeutic area knowledge and ensures consistent best practice across all activities
  • Maintains knowledge of ICH-GCP, external regulations and procedures – required for regulatory filing

What we’re expecting

  • PhD preferred or equivalent training and/or experience in the life sciences required
  • Preferred 1+ years of drug development with preference in the therapeutic areas of ulcerative colitis, gastroenterology, Crohn’s disease
  • Ability to analyze and interpret clinical and efficacy data and develop written reports and presentations of those data
  • Very good IT skills – ability to work with large databases
  • Availability to participate in early or late meetings/teleconferences
  • Able to manage priorities and competing demands in a changing work environment
  • Strong oral & written scientific communications skills
  • Good presentation skills for both internal and external audiences (investigator meetings as well as departmental meetings)
  • Ability to strike proper balance between independent work and team interaction; good team player in a cross functional team
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with experience in interacting with and influencing people, building strong positive relationships
  • Ability to travel up to 20%