Clinical R&D Manager



Clinical R&D Manager San Diego, CA

Title: Clinical R&D Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Primary Location:  Major Cities in USA

The Challenge:

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognize their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyze complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm’s/client’s expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarizing key points.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fields of Study: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Health/Engineering, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Medicine/Health
  • Minimum years Required: 5 years
  • Degree Preferred: Master of Business Administration
  • Demonstrates proven success in roles and extensive knowledge involving Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences R&D, preferably obtained through one or more of the following:
    • Academic scientific research;


  • Direct work within the industry (e.g. pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, generics, medical device, instrumentation, and diagnostic companies);
  • Contract service organizations to the industry (e.g. CRO);
  • Regulatory health authorities / agencies overseeing the industry (e.g. FDA);
  • Non-profit organizations supporting life sciences scientific advancement;
  • Government agencies supporting life sciences scientific advancement (e.g. NSF, CDC);
  • Analyst / research / benchmarking companies covering the industry (e.g. CMR/KMR);
  • Consulting companies delivering to the industry; and,
  • Organizations representing the industry (e.g. PhRMA).
  • Demonstrates proven success in roles and extensive abilities in one or more of the following areas:
    • R&D Strategy: R&D Strategic Planning;
    • R&D Strategic Decision Making;
    • R&D Finance Strategy;
    • R&D Performance Management;
    • R&D M&A / Deals / Transactions R&D Planning;
    • Management, and Operations: R&D Operations Strategy;
    • R&D Operations Planning;
    • R&D Operations Management
    • R&D Operations Transformation;
    • R&D Innovation, Product Development, Product Lifecycle Management;
    • R&D Finance Operations;
    • R&D Procurement;
    • R &D Sourcing R&D Organization / People: R&D Organizational Design;
    • R&D Talent Management;
    • R&D Workforce Planning;
    • R&D Talent Performance Management;
    • R&D Training and Change Management R&D Process: Process Mapping, Process Design, Process Optimization and Redesign;
    • R&D Analytics: Enterprise R&D Information Management;
    • Enterprise R&D Reporting;
    • Enterprise R&D Analytics;
    • Enterprise R&D Information;
    • Visualization R&D Technology: R&D Technology Requirements Gathering;
    • R&D Technology Design;
    • R&D Technology User Acceptance Testing
    • R&D Technology Implementation;
    • R&D Risk / Compliance: R&D Internal Audit;


  • R&D Risk Assessment; and,
  • R&D Risk Management and Control.
  • Demonstrates proven success in roles and extensive abilities to lead client-facing consulting teams, including the following areas:
    • Communicating with external clients and internal staff in an organized and knowledgeable manner;
    • Leveraging project management and project facilitation skills, especially with leading and facilitating teams and developing client proposals;
    • Managing multiple, complex projects with medium to large staff teams;
    • Identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement;
    • Communicating value propositions;
    • Managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials;
    • Creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; and,
    • Providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.


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