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Senior Clinical Study Manager, Clinical Operations

Blueprint Medicines is a top-tier, publicly-traded (BPMC) biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing highly-selective kinase inhibitors for genomically defined diseases.  Originally funded by Third Rock Ventures, the company has built a sophisticated genomics platform and a one-of-kind annotated compound collection which is delivering a pipeline of novel therapies.  In just three years, four programs have been established in genomically defined cancers and one program in the rare genetic disease space.

Job Description

Blueprint Medicines seeks an exceptional candidate for a Senior Clinical Study Manager - Clinical Operations.  This position reports into the Director or Senior Director of Clinical Operations.   The right candidate will possess an understanding of Clinical Operations for successful execution of multiple clinical trials primarily in oncology and hematology indications in various phases of development.

Responsibilities of this position involve the day to day management and oversight of clinical trials in collaboration with a dynamic Clinical Development team. 

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Independent management of the operational aspects of Blueprint Medicines’ clinical trials, including vendors such as CROs, central labs, biomarker and specialty laboratories, and clinical trial sites.
  • Identification and qualification of clinical trial sites and investigators alongside CRO including management of key relationships.  
  • Participation in final decisions for site selection with Blueprint Medicines’ team.  
  • Participation in the day to day supervision of clinical trial execution, with a focus on site start up, patient enrollment, monitoring, compliance, and data flow metrics from the clinical sites, CROs and central labs
  • Management of clinical study budgets and execution timelines.
  • Facilitation of investigator meetings, kick-off meetings, monitoring training, and
  • various CRO (or other vendor) meetings.
  • Participation in the development of clinical trial protocols, amendments, CRFs, IRB/Ethics applications, and recruitment materials.
  • Attendance at site visits to ensure oversight of CRO monitors and effective collaboration with Investigators and site staff.
  • Review study reports and metrics to ensure timely collection of clinical data, samples, and lab results.
  • Collaboration on SOP development and promotion of standardized clinical business tools.
  • Development and review of specific study documents e.g. informed consent forms, study guidelines, operations manuals, training materials.
  • Development of action plans to address protocol compliance, safety, data and administrative issues with investigational sites and CROs.
  • Participation in the preparation of presentations of trial data for internal and external parties (management review, scientific meetings, and advisory boards).

 

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required. Advanced scientific degree is preferred.
  • The candidate should ideally have 3-5+ years in trial management with a sponsor company managing various phase clinical trials.
  • Experience in oncology trials would be helpful.
  • Experience in CRO, vendor and laboratory oversight is required.
  • Motivated self-starter who is capable of flourishing in a fast-paced small company environment.
  • Creative problem solver with excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed, with a high degree of attention to detail.Ability to interact well with individuals at all team levels (e.g., Clinical scientist, Project leader, Physician, etc.).
  • Ability to travel for up to 30% of time, both domestic and international, may be needed.
  • Detailed knowledge of GCP and current US FDA regulations, and knowledge of other relevant global

    WHO WE ARE:

    Blueprint Medicines’ mission is to dramatically improve the lives of patients with genomically defined diseases. Our singular focus is to use our deep understanding of the genetic blueprint of cancer and other diseases driven by the abnormal activation of kinases to craft highly selective medicines aimed at eradicating these diseases.

    We don’t think in small steps. We think in giant leaps.

    We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking.

    We know that what each and every one of us does matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.

    regulatory requirements a plus.

 

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