Director, Clinical Research

San Clemente, United States

Glaukos

Posted on: October 8, 2020

Closing: November 07, 2020

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

How you will make an impact?

The Director, Clinical Research – Corneal Health, based in San Clemente, CA will be responsible for oversight and management of clinical studies in the Corneal Health portfolio of Glaukos products, assisting with the development and analysis of assigned studies, supervision of assigned department employees, and development of department processes.

What you will do?

  • Assists with development and writing of study protocols. Ensures protocols are in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements and Clinical Research SOP’s.
  • Responsible for the development of the Clinical Investigator’s Brochure (if applicable).
  • In conjunction with Data Management, responsible for the development of study Case Report Forms and associated data collection documents.
  • Responsible for the development of the Informed Consent Form template, ensuring all regulatory requirements are addressed.
  • Responsible for the development of study Monitoring Plans and all other study documents.
  • Along with Clinical Relations, responsible for the development of patient recruitment materials.
  • Assists with development of clinical study budgets, and management of the budgets.
  • Develops study training documents for sites and team members. Train team members on clinical study requirements.
  • Oversees the development of study surgery training materials (if applicable), with significant input from engineering, surgical specialists, and clinical relations.
  • Lead study project planning and problem resolution.
  • Plan and coordinate investigator meetings as needed.
  • Provides proactive leadership in identifying enrollment issues and recommending solutions so that enrollment targets are met.
  • Oversees all aspects of clinical study execution:

o   Manages clinical study product supply in conjunction with manufacturing, including inventory projections, requests for shipping (including verification of essential documents), and accountability

o   Actively participates with site selection

o   Project manages from study initiation through study closure, including timeline development, milestone achievement, and budget projections

o   Works closely with Clinical Operations to oversee site monitoring/management activities of assigned CRAs.

o   Reviews adverse event data, surgical data (if applicable), and clinical study product accountability and alerts Regulatory Affairs, Clinical management, and Medical Monitor as needed to ensure safety events and potential product issues are properly reported.

o   Communicates with sites, including leading study teleconferences, organizing investigator meetings, and traveling to sites as needed.

o   Negotiates budgets with sites, assists with site contract execution, and administers grant payments.

o   Assists with ClinicalTrials.gov as needed.

o   Assists with selection of vendors.

o   Assists with development of budgets and contracts with vendors.

o   Manages vendors to ensure proper study execution.

  • Assists with development of clinical study reports (communications/reports to regulatory bodies, DSMB meetings, interim and final reports)
  • Participates in the preparation of regulatory submissions as needed.
  • Submits reports to IRBs as required.
  • Develops and provides progress reports to management as needed.
  • Responsible for process development within the clinical department in order to ensure quality, effective, and efficient clinical operations:

o   Contributes to SOP generation and associated documents

o   Reviews documents written by other department employees

o   Develops processes to assess compliance with SOPs and study processes, including metrics

  • Hires, trains, and supervises employees/contractors in order to ensure quality, effectiveness and productivity.
  • Assigns projects with clear milestones and monitors progress to ensure timely completion.
  • Provides supervisor of assigned team members with feedback on performance and assists with development through assigned study tasks.
  • Assists employees with developmental needs and provides development opportunities.
  • Develops relationships with key opinion leaders and clinical investigators.
  • Stays abreast of recent developments in ophthalmology and attends ophthalmic congresses on a periodic basis.

How you will get there?

  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience in the clinical research industry, preferably with experience in ophthalmology, pharmacology and medical devices.

o   At least 7 years with direct study management experience.

  • 5 years of experience with supervision of clinical employees
  • Excellent project leadership skills and able to manage multiple clinical trials, including CRA and vendor management, and ability to meet milestones and manage timelines
  • Study auditing and site monitoring knowledge and ability to train CRAs.
  • Experience with negotiating and executing site and vendor budgets.
  • Experience with adverse event reporting and documentation.
  • Able to analyze and summarize study data, and assist with writing study reports.
  • Able to assist with study design and writing of protocols and all associated study documents.
  • Knowledge of clinical study product management and requirements for verifying accountability.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with writing SOPs and process development/improvement to increase quality and efficiencies
  • Must be willing and able to travel approximately 20%
  • Medical and ophthalmology terminology helpful
  • Exhibits personal integrity, credibility, and responsibility

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological science, nursing, or other health-related discipline preferred.
  • Advanced degree, M.D., O.D. or PhD preferred.

Generous. Innovative. Leadership-driven. Family-oriented. Socially responsible. These are just a few of the terms our employees use to describe their experiences as a part of the Glaukos family.

Those may seem like big aspirations, but here at Glaukos, we recognize the deep significance and profound meaning that comes from knowing that we can make a meaningful difference by helping improve eyesight of people worldwide. And because we’re a rapidly growing company with a dynamic, fast-paced culture, individual employees here are empowered with more diverse and enriching challenges than might not be possible at a larger company, and more fulfillment in knowing every person and every task is directly tied to making a difference in the life of others.

We offer competitive salary (based on experience), bonus eligibility, medical/dental/vision, life insurance, stock options, 401(k) Employer Match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, generous paid time off & paid holidays as well as time-off to volunteer in the community, plus the opportunity to work for a company that is pioneering a new glaucoma treatment class! Check out our profile on The Muse to get an inside look at our company culture. Glaukos has been named one of the Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register for the past 3 years!

Glaukos Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1998, Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies for the treatment of glaucoma, corneal disorders, and retinal diseases.

Our company was the first company to bring to market Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), the micro-invasive procedure which revolutionized the treatment and management of glaucoma. In 2012, we launched our first MIGS device—the iStent®—in the United States, followed by our next-generation iStent inject® device in September 2018.

In November 2019, Glaukos acquired Avedro, maker of the first and only FDA-approved cross-linking technology for progressive keratoconus. And we continue to seek to leverage our platform technologies to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale surgical and pharmaceutical therapies for glaucoma, corneal health, and retinal diseases.

Our company completed an initial public offering in June of 2015, and our shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GKOS”. Our global headquarters is located in San Clemente, California with additional locations in Waltham and Burlington, Massachusetts.

Glaukos Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Glaukos

Posted on: October 8, 2020

Closing: November 07, 2020

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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