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Sanofi Group Senior Director Clinical Development in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job title: Senior Director Clinical Development

  • Location: Swiftwater, PA or Waltham, MA

About the job

This role in the Meningitis Franchise will provide clinical and R&D expertise and lead one or more clinical trials and/or programs in the development of a pentavalent meningococcal vaccine.

The Senior Director Clinical Development is the clinical/medical/scientific expert who supports the translation of a target product profile into a feasible Clinical Development Plan (CDP), taking into account scientific environment, resource possibilities, clinical feasibility and timely execution. This requires a good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the operational environment, team leadership skills, communication skills, knowledge of the therapeutic area, ability to understand business needs and how to translate them into feasible operational plans.

We are an innovative global healthcare company that helps the world stay ahead of infectious diseases by delivering more than 500 million vaccine doses a year. Across different countries, our talented teams are exploring new technologies to protect people and promote healthy communities. We chase the miracles of science every single day, pursuing progress to make a real impact on millions of patients around the world.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide scientific and clinical leadership in the design and development of clinical studies and programs for Sanofi Vaccines R&D.

  • Have global responsibility and ownership for the Clinical Strategy, the respective Clinical Development Plans (CDP) and study protocols for projects/programs.

  • Ensure that CDPs are written in accordance with the Target Product Profile (TPP), Integrated Evidence Generation Plan (IEGP) and according to Franchise and Global Project Team strategy and assures global consistency across regions.

  • Provide clinical and R&D expertise, guidance and direction in the context of the region/country, in which they operate.

  • Establishes the conditions essential for determining the safety of all subjects involved in Clinical trials for the vaccine development candidates they oversee.

About you

  • You will lead the clinical study team and as such requires leadership skills, communications skills, ability to operate in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams, ability to inspire teams.

  • Physician, with training in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases in addition to training or experience in immunology, preferred. MD is a minimum scientific qualification.

  • 5-10 years pharmaceutical industry experience preferred, with exposure to diverse array of vaccine programs in early and late-stage development or

  • 5-10 years or more experience conducting early and late-stage vaccine clinical trials in an academic environment

  • Demonstrated scientific productivity (publications, research reports, etc.) and ability to critically review/interpret research data, preferred.

  • Demonstrated planning, organizational skills, interpersonal, problem solving and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently across many interfaces and platforms in a matrix, cross-cultural environment is essential.

  • Written and oral fluency in English required.

  • M.D. with completion of an approved residency training program in a related field or equivalent is preferred.

Why choose us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.

  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.

  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.

  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.