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Director, Clinical Development

Director, Clinical Development


The Director of Clinical Development will provide direction on clinical plans, contribute to clinical deliverables including clinical study conduct and oversight, study reports, scientific abstracts and manuscripts, and regulatory submissions in support of Vericel clinical development and scientific reporting.

The Director will also provide scientific and GCP oversight of clinical operations outsourced to CROs.  


Core Responsibilities

  • Provide scientific expertise to develop and oversee clinical projects including registration and non-registration studies
  • Provide strategic input as well as development support for clinical program plans and study protocols
  • Responsible for drafting and finalizing clinical study protocols and amendments
  • Responsible for drafting, review, and finalization of statistical analysis plans in collaboration with biostatistician
  • Responsible for authorship of clinical sections of regulatory submissions
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of clinical SOPs
  • Perform data content and study document reviews (e.g., blinded data reviews, review of exploratory and final analyses, review of draft reports and regulatory documents)
  • Provide scientific training for Clinical Operations and CRO personnel associated with study execution
  • Participate in the preparation and review of scientific meeting abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Represent company to external parties such as business partners, contract medical writers, contract biostatisticians, expert consultants, investigators, and the scientific community
  • May participate in the selection and oversight of vendors


Basic Qualifications:

  • MS with 10+ years of experience working in pharmaceutical/biotech industry clinical development
  • Broad understanding of clinical development and US pharmaceutical regulatory requirements
  • Previous contributions to IND/BLA/NDA regulatory submissions (writing and review)
  • Able to develop innovative/creative solutions to complex problems
  • Able to manage several projects simultaneously, to manage conflicting priorities, and to be flexible when priorities change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated success in working on cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Able to manage staff

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD or equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, or related fields IND/BLA/NDA writing or defense experience
  • Clinical development experience with autologous cell therapy
  • Translational medicine experience
  • Demonstrated success in manuscript writing/authorship
  • Past interaction with FDA and other regulatory agencies


  • Travel to attend professional development conferences or to visit research collaborators/investigators

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.


$28.97 0.16 (0.56%)
Day High: $29.02
Day Low: $28.04
Volume: 193423
3:00 PM on
March 24, 2023
Copyright West LLC. Minimum 15 minutes delayed.

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