Associate Director, Clinical Operations | Remote-based | Innovative & Growing Biotech | RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
December 20, 2022
REMOTE, United States, United States of America
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Associate Director, Clinical Operations | Remote-based | Innovative & Growing Biotech: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group has been retained and is working exclusively with an attractive, well-funded, and growing Global Biotech company that is focused on developing novel cancer therapies through its cutting-edge science. This is an exciting time at the company as they are advancing further in development and now continuing to expand their clinical team.  This is a newly-created role reporting into the Head of Clinical Operations and a unique career-growth opportunity to get your foot in the door at a great time while they are still small, where you will be able to truly impact the continued growth and success of the company.

LOCATION: This is a remote-based position located anywhere in the U.S.


  • Unique “Ground Floor” Opportunity: You will be joining at the perfect time as our client is expanding and starting to grow its Clinical Operations team, which will afford you tremendous visibility/exposure, growth opportunity, and a real chance to impact from day one.
  • Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds: Join a company that is in a very good place financially and stability-wise, while also getting all the pluses of working in a small biotech culture (high impact, autonomy, agile, internal growth opportunity, collaboration/camaraderie).
  • Strong Partnerships: They have strong partnership agreements and collaborations with Global Pharma companies and research centers conducting cutting-edge scientific research in oncology.
  • Strong Pipeline/Cutting-Edge Science: Our client is focused on developing truly innovative treatments in the cancer area and has multiple assets in development.


  • In summary, given our client is smaller and growing, you will play an active role across the entire Clinical Operations organization. You will need to be hands-on and tactical, while also having the opportunity to develop strategy and planning alongside the Head of Clinical Operations and the CMO.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the company’s clinical trials and associated activities ensuring that they are executed, conducted, and completed in accordance with corporate goals and objectives, applicable regulations, and SOPs.
  • Serve as key contact for functional area representatives in managing operational aspects of protocol execution and daily oncology clinical trial activities/planning/execution of oncology clinical studies.
  • Ensure all trial deliverables are met according to timelines, budget, operational procedures and quality standards.
  • Evaluate and oversee the activities required to execute, conduct, and complete clinical trials while managing to the established timelines and corporate budgets.
  • Function as primary liaison for vendor personnel, site personnel, and internal personnel regarding trial-related topics.
  • Oversee trial monitoring activities for assigned trials and personally conduct site visits as needed.
  • Ensure regulatory inspection readiness at clinical sites.


  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related field. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • 7-10+ years of relevant/progressive clinical operations experience gained working at a pharmaceutical and/or biotech company.
  • CRO management experience is very important.
  • Previous experience with oncology trials is preferred.
  • Must have a Biotech mindset: flexible, hands-on/get things done attitude, and ability to think outside the box and interact across the entire organization.


Brian Skurka | Partner


P: 973-656-0220 x738


Cornerstone Search Group, LLC

350 Main Street | Chatham, New Jersey 07928 USA


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