Director* Clinical Operations (Africa)

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Manager First Level
  • Research, development, teaching
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Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

BioNTech is a Germany-based biotechnology company with U.S. offices in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD, that focuses on developing cancer therapeutics, including individualized immunotherapy, as well as vaccines for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The company's oncology pipeline contains several classes of drugs, including mRNA-based drugs to encode antigens, neoantigens, cytokines, and antibodies; cell therapies; bispecific antibodies; and small-molecule immunomodulators. BioNTech is partnered with several large pharmaceutical companies, including Roche, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Genmab. Comirnaty (COVID-19 vaccine) is its first commercialized product.

Director* Global Clinical Operations

You will provide global oversight of all clinical trial operational aspects of 1 or more global or regional infectious disease programs to ensure that studies are completed in accordance with specifications for the defined program’s timelines, budgets, and quality. Experience with implementing clinical trials with infectious disease vaccines in Sub-Sahara Africa is required. As a part of the clinical operations management team, support the strategic build-out of the department to help BioNTech become a worldwide forerunner for clinical development.
  • Operational strategy and oversight of multiple programs and project teams within BioNTech
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and collaboration with functional area peers, as well as leaders in order to meet program objectives and support the achievement of goals
  • Drive functional excellence by implementing of innovative and best-in-class procedures related to clinical trial execution, helping to establish global standards and best practices
  • Act as the operational interface with external partners/vendors to address issues and act as a member of the governance structure to ensure timely and efficient implementation of clinical programs/studies
  • Resource planning for your project teams, leading hiring processes, mentoring and developing the team

What you have to offer.

  • Many years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotech or related industry and in Global Clinical Development leading cross-functional teams
  • Global clinical trial experience in all phases (phase I-IV) required.  Several years of experience in managing direct reports
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical matters to senior management
  • Experience defining and executing strategy is required
  • Leadership, seniority and assertiveness, capable of leading teams
  • Advanced knowledge in electronic data systems and and technical solutions such as eTMF, IWRS, EDC, etc. and developing presentation material

Benefits for you.

  • 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 onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • And more!

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

Job-ID 6928 (please indicate for inquiries) #LI-DCA

We look forward to your application!

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