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Associate Director, Patient Experience, Global Clinical Research & Development

Req #: 1700533
Location: Boudry, CH
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene R&D Sarl
Schedule: 40
Shift:
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Travel:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry

Description

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Summary/Scope:  This position serves a key role within the Patient Experience Area Team.  The Associate Director works closely with the Head, Patient Experience and TA study teams to support the measurement of patient experiences in one or more clinical studies.  This position collaborates with clinical and payer and market access team members as well as with other functions to provide high quality and timely deliverables. The Associate Director is responsible for achievement of personal goals which support Patient Experience team, project team, and franchise goals.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support the selection, administration, and analysis of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and other clinical outcome assessments (COA) to be used in clinical trials with minimal supervision
  • Collaborate with other groups, including Global Pricing and Market Access, Regulatory Affairs and Global Drug Safety and Risk Management as well as the Therapeutic Areas in GCR&D, to establish and execute patient experience strategies
  • Lead the development of novel PRO and COA instruments, when necessary
  • Actively participate in the development of regulatory submissions and payer documentation regarding patient experiences
  • Provide detailed updates to Head, Patient Experience, regarding status of COA selection, implementation, and analysis in assigned clinical trials and development programs
  • Participate in and maintain communications with Patient Advocacy Groups about Celgene’s clinical development program
  • Support the identification and use of novel methods to examine the patient experience, including the use of wearable technology and other electronic COAs
  • Establish Celgene thought leadership in patient experience area through publications and presentations at scientific and patient advocacy conferences
  • Regularly attend and actively participate in study team and other clinical meetings
  • May represent Patient Experience function in cross functional activities
  • Provide guidance and scientific expertise within team, across department, and across functions
  • Present data/information to external investigators or study staff (e.g., SIV presentations)
  • Identify, escalate current/active/future issues; propose and enact solutions
  • Independently and consistently enact and share best practices within Patient Experience group
  • May support or lead process improvement and departmental trainings activities
  • May serve as peer coach
  • Set priorities and complete work independently
  • Supports program level activities as needed

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Advanced degree (e.g., Master’s degree, Ph.D., MD) in life sciences, health outcomes research, or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company, clinical research organization, consulting firm).
  • Ability to understand and communicate with representatives from the range of disciplines within biopharmaceutical development;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, and balance workload and timelines;
  • Ability to work effectively either in small teams or independently;
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
  • Willing to travel up to 30%;
  • Proficient knowledge of GCP/ICH, drug development process from discovery to registration, study design, statistics, and/or clinical operations
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate across functions and job levels.
  • Ability to assimilate technical information quickly
  • Ability to review technical publications and accurately and efficiently communicate key findings
  • Detail-oriented
  • Basic leadership presence
  • Strong sense of teamwork; ability to lead team activities
  • Understands work to be done; plans ahead
  • Proficient in Medical Terminology and medical writing skills
  • Proficient critical thinking, problem solving, decision making skills
  • Understanding of functional and cross-functional relationships
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Adaptable / Flexible (willing and able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities; ability to meet day-to-day challenges with confidence and professionalism)
  • Proficient planning/project management skills (ability to develop short to mid-range plans that are realistic and effective in meeting goals)

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, use of literature review databases (e.g., PubMed, Web of Science)

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