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Clinical Development Consultant (CDC) is responsible for providing operational expertise to customers through ownership of the site performance from site selection through site close out. The CDC is accountable for delivering investigator site commitments through their therapeutic area by identifying and selecting high performing investigator sites that regularly execute with high quality and cost-effective speed. The CDC is responsible for developing and managing institutional and key investigator relationships within a defined geography by serving as the primary interface between Lilly, the investigator, and the vendor representatives for a clinical trial. This position will cover Neurodegeneration/Pain clinical trial activity in MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, KY, and OH primarily.
Business Management: Site level accountability from Site Selection through Site Closeout .
Primary point of contact for institutions to identify and proactively resolve business process barriers.
Partnering with other functional partners and vendors interacting with the sites and serving as the single point of accountability for the site (site selection, site activation, enrollment, data delivery, issue management, and closeout).
Influence the development and implementation of site initiation/enrollment risk plans for clinical trials to ensure delivery on enrollment commitments.
Own the issues management process at the site level, collaborating with Lilly partners, Quality, and other team members through both formal and informal interactions to resolve/escalate site specific issues when necessary.
Oversee the delivery of data and clinical trial milestones at the site level.
Leverage strategic knowledge of institution’s decision making process along with historical performance with other Lilly clinical trials to deliver mutually acceptable business solutions.
Business Development: Identify, screen, evaluate and develop investigators for clinical trial participation.
Influence the design of clinical study protocols including input to study manager on protocol and enrollment feasibility for studies to enable the successful enrollment and implementation of the clinical trial.
Maintain technical expertise within a therapeutic area to engage in scientic discuss ions with the investigator and institution personnel.
Develop and maintain relationships with therapeutic clinical trial sites.
If applicable, negotiate budgets and contracts with institutions and investigators with an emphasis on usage of standard agreements and Fair Market Value (FMV).
Communication/Information Management: Serve as the primary sponsor point of contact for site personnel relative to clinical trial related issues.
Serve as an effective communication “bridge” between our sites, third party vendors, and Lilly.
Compliance: Oversee site level accountability for inspection readiness throughout the trial and in support of regulatory inspections.
External Influence: Influence and challenge internal and external environmental factors that impact clinical research strategy.
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or health-related field with no less than 3 years experience in Clinical Trials/Development and good working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Fluent in English.
Demonstration of leadership behaviors; ability to work cross-culturally, accept challenges and seek opportunities to remove barriers, lead decisively in the midst of ambiguity.
Therapeutic expertise and knowledge of the internal portfolio for the targeted therapeutic area.
Strong self-management and organizational skills; ability to manage workload, set personal priorities and adjust as neede
Demonstrated proactive problem solving through assessment and innovative, pragmatic solutions
Demonstration of strong communication skills (written and verbal); ability to break down complexity into clear and concise messaging.
Experience in professional networking/customer service with positive mutually beneficial outcomes.
Post-graduate degree recommended in some geographies.
Travel required (50-60%)
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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