Clinical Scientist

Arena Pharmaceuticals   •  

San Diego, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 270 days ago

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In collaboration with the Senior Medical Director, the Clinical Scientist will be responsible for managing the ongoing medical/scientific review of the clinical programs. This role will develop and maintain effective working relationships and will facilitate communication between Clinical Operations, Regulatory and other groups as appropriate. Serves as an active team member by providing guidance and direction to ensure the successful achievement of program goals and milestones.

What you'll dive into

  • Interpret and coordinate analysis of complex data outputs and prepares solid interpretations/discussions of results
  • Participation in review of analysis plan and advises on required datasets
  • Leverages deep scientific knowledge of competitor landscape (molecule / indication)
  • Proactive identification of issues / problems and recommends solutions
  • Management of advisory boards, preparation of advisory committees and publication support
  • 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 expect

  • PhD level scientist with life sciences background; MSc in life sciences. (PharmD or MD an advantage)
  • Demonstrated understanding of drug development (at least 4-6 years of experience) within a given therapeutic area; preferably in pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular thrombosis, or heart failure
  • 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
  • Ability to present to 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 a proven track record of successfully interacting with and influencing people, building strong positive relationships

What you’ll get

  • To be a part a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives
  • Opportunities to learn and contribute creative solutions
  • Comprehensive health insurance ($0 premium on select medical plans)
  • Matching 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays including a Summer & Winter break
  • Company celebrations.