Clinical Scientist*, Drug Development

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Key Responsibilities

  • Perform high quality clinical data review and identify clinical data insights through ongoing patient level review and trends analysis, thereby supporting for example Interim Analysis, Database and Post Lock activities and resolution of scientific & medical issues throughout the study lifecycle. For all these tasks, work in close collaboration and alignment with clinical development lead. Ensure all questions / issues requiring medical oversight are brought to the attention of the clinical development lead.
  • Work to improve the quality of reviews/ insights with an emphasis on subject safety and eligibility, data integrity, trend identification, analysis and remediation, and identification of cases for medical review.
  • Contributes to the Data Review and data review strategy, ensuring that protocol-level deviations, eligibility criteria, study assessments & other aspects of the protocol are implemented consistently across the study (across countries/ sites). This could also include support for Case Report Form (CRF) development, and implementation of data capture tools.
  • Contribute to the development of the clinical protocol. Also contribute to the identification, formulation and implementation of amendments to the clinical protocol, in close collaboration with clinical lead.
  • Provide insights to and facilitate data review process improvements, for example by identification of redundant reports, implementation of innovative data analysis processes and tools, and their continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to the creation of study-level documents, including preparation of clinical sections of key regulatory documents, such as Investigator’s Brochures, briefing books, safety updates and submission dossiers.  Contribute to the review and writing of clinical trial documents for study CSR activities, and publications (if applicable).
  • Support pharmacovigilance activities (e.g. contributing to aggregate reports, patient narratives, attendance of pharmacovigilance monitoring meetings)
  • Support regulatory activities, like preparation and conduct of meetings with regulatory agencies.
  • Produce training materials, share best practices and provide training to the broader clinical trial teams.
  • Support preparation and (if applicable) participate in study level meetings for example Investigator Meetings, Data Monitoring meetings, and others.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced degree in life sciences/ healthcare (or clinically relevant degree) is required.
  • Master’s, PharmD, MPharm, PhD, MBBS, BDS, MD strongly preferred.
  • 2 years+ scientific, strategic and operational experience in planning, executing, reporting and/ or publishing clinical studies (pharmaceutical industry or academia)
  • Good knowledge of procedures in global clinical studies in a pharmaceutical company or contract research organization (CRO), or comparable experience within academic research institution.
  • Strong familiarization with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and drug development processes, ideally Phase 1 – 3; ideally paired with experience in Oncology / Immuno-Oncology  
  • Knowledge of principles of clinical data collection and reporting; demonstrated ability to use systems and tools (e.g., EDC systems, Excel, etc.) for data collection, analysis and reporting. Ideally first experiences in how to improve and accelerate processes, systems and tools and drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience in RDC is an advantage.
  • Experience to work in a matrix, ability to influence without authority
  • High flexibility and adaptive working style, ability to work on several tasks at the same time
  • Ability to work effectively under high time pressure, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, and implement accordingly
  • High proficiency in English (written and spoken); German a plus

What we offer

BioNTech US is committed to the well being of our team members and offers a variety of benefits supporting our diverse employee base. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance
  • HRA & FSA Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance
  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time
  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown
  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development
  • Commuting Assistance and free onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!

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*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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