Director, Experimental Clinical Research

Director, Experimental Medicine (Clinical Research)

Job Location

The position will be based in Princeton, N.J. with occasional travel to New York City and Los Angeles.

Job Reports To

Chief Clinical Officer (CCO)

Job Description

CHDI is a private, not-for-profit research organization. We work with an international network of scientists to discover drugs that slow the progression of Huntington’s disease (HD). We seek to accelerate scientific progress by serving as a collaborative enabler. Our strategy is to encourage researchers to develop practical ideas, useful research materials, and powerful technologies, often by providing financial support.  Our activities extend from exploratory biology to the identification and validation of therapeutic targets, and from drug discovery and development to clinical studies and trials.

This position will report to a Vice President and will be responsible for planning, coordinating & managing experimental clinical studies in HD aimed at understanding critical aspects of the disease physiopathology or developing and validating biomarkers to be used in drug development.

The successful candidate will:

  • Plan and manage large multi-site clinical studies through CRO’s and academic/industrial collaborators
  • Provide medical/scientific input and drive/contribute to the creation of relevant clinical documents required for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical trials
  • Review work produced by project site teams and ensure that studies are completed on time and within budget; monitor recruitment progress
  • Manage collaborative relationships with clinical investigators globally to ensure timely execution of clinical studies
  • Manage fiscal performance of the studies and maintain close control of study costs
  • Work independently while leading the study teams and directing the work of team members
  • Proactively contribute to ongoing scientific dialog for various Foundation programs

 Minimum Requirements:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. degree
  • At least 5 years of direct experience in clinical research in pharma/biotech or academic settings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical trial components and support functions
  • Knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations regarding Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • CRO, contract management, and budgetary experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and both written and oral communication skills
  • Preferred experience/background in neurodegenerative diseases and early stages of drug development or experimental medicine.

 

About CHDI Foundation, Inc.

CHDI is a private, not-for-profit research organization. We work with an international network of scientists to discover drugs that slow the progression of Huntington’s disease and provide meaningful clinical benefit to patients. We seek to accelerate scientific progress by serving as a collaborative enabler. We encourage and support cooperation and collaboration among HD researchers. Our strategy is to encourage researchers to develop practical ideas, useful research materials, and powerful technologies, often by providing financial support. Our activities extend from exploratory biology to the identification and validation of therapeutic targets, and from drug discovery and development to clinical studies and trials.

About CHDI Management, Inc.

CHDI Management, Inc. was established in 2002 to provide administrative and management services to CHDI Foundation, Inc.

About our Donors

CHDI’s activities focus solely on the identification and development of drugs that delay or slow Huntington’s disease. We are indebted to our donors, whose generosity and guidance have made possible this exclusive focus on science.

Email CV and current salary to jobs@chdifoundation.org