Clinical Trial Manager in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 40 days ago

This is an exciting time to join Arena Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biotechnology pharmaceutical company with a robust portfolio of assets across multiple therapeutic areas.

The Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) provides oversight of clinical trials according to all applicable regulations and guidance, ICH/GCP and SOPs. The CTM leads the cross-functional clinical trial team and partners with internal and external team members/key stakeholders ensuring alignment of activities with study projects and timelines to include, but not limited to: CRO and vendor selection, contracting and management; inspecting and monitoring CROs; clinical trial protocols and patient recruitment; system design and activation; risk mitigation plans and assessments; reporting and metrics; and safety events and reporting.

What you'll dive into

  • Leads the clinical operations team (CRAs and CTAs) and cross-functional clinical trial team in the planning, execution and reporting of clinical trials, ensuring alignment of activities with study timelines, budgets, SOPs, GCP and applicable regulatory guidelines
  • Responsible for clinical trial material (CTM) label review and approval and assisting with CTM forecasting
  • Proactively identifies and resolves operational issues/processes to ensure achievement of study milestones, data quality and data integrity; escalates study-related issues appropriately in a timely manner
  • Obtain and relay key study issues, status updates and other study information to the clinical trial team and management
  • Manages recruitment efforts and activities to meet study enrollment goals and timelines, and provides status to upper management
  • Interacts with other functional areas and key stakeholders, including Clinical Development, Data Management, Finance, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Safety, Clinical Supply (Investigational Product) and clinical vendors (e.g., central laboratory, CROs), as needed, to support clinical trial activities
  • Provides input on the development of eCRF design
  • Participates in IRT, EDC and ePRO user acceptance testing
  • Participates in data cleaning, listing, and report output reviews
  • Develops, reviews, and approves study-related manuals, plans, specifications, charters, newsletters, and materials
  • Participates in protocol deviation listing reviews and meetings
  • Responsible for oversight of study budget, investigator and vendor contracts, budgets and payments
  • Participates in protocol, table, figure, data listings and clinical study report reviews
  • Provides input/reviews DSUR, PSUR and regulatory annual and periodical reports
  • Develops presentations for clinical sites, team and investigator meetings
  • Provides oversight for the setup, maintenance, and close-out of the Trial Master File and ensures it is complete and audit ready
  • May be responsible for a defined region, vendor or process across a program
  • May have functional reporting responsibilities
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned or required

What we expect

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6+ years of relevant and progressive clinical trial management experience
  • Experience in full-cycle drug development
  • Strong understanding of clinical trials processes, protocols and medical terminology
  • Strong experience utilizing CTMS, EDC, TMS and related software
  • Prior experience in management and monitoring of CRO and investigative sites
  • Strong experience with patient recruitment, non-compliance, safety, document management, investigational product, IP accountability, and budget management
  • Broad knowledge of ICH, GCP, IRB/IEC and local regulatory authority drug research & development regulations
  • Advanced experience with bio-samples, storage of 3rd party data
  • Motivated to work in a fast-paced, high accountability environment
  • Experience in Arena's focused therapeutic areas, preferred
  • Travel up to 25%

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
  • Matching 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Company celebrations


Valid Through: 2019-10-7