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Correlation Ventures

Principle Clinical Research Director, I&I



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

About the Job
We are an innovative global healthcare company with one purpose: to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We’re also a company where you can flourish and grow your career, with countless opportunities to explore, make connections with people, and stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Ready to get started?

The Principle Clinical Research Director (CRD) is noted as the primary clinical lead for complex programs, especially those with multiple indications. The role requires a highly resourceful individual with outstanding strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, solid analytical skills and the ability to be a strong leader. The candidate is considered a “Top-of-Class” expert in the respective therapeutic area (TA).

The role of the Principle CRD is to:

  • Lead the creation and implementation of clinical development plan strategies

  • Manage CRDs and Clinical Scientists within project and across the Early development team if needed

  • Lead/Act as a mentor for other CRDs and Clinical Scientists within the project and across the TA

  • Collaborate with functions to ensure uniform, aligned operational approach (e.g. harmonizing study documents, ES, protocols, etc.). Within a project, ensure leadership, build consensus, coordinate action plans with other CRDs and stakeholders to resolve project-related study issues, anticipates potential issues (sharing lessons learned) across the project or study teams.

Key responsibilities include:

Clinical development plan strategies:

  • Clinical strategy: Lead development and assessment of clinical scenarios in alignment with Global Project Head

  • Internal Governance: Preparation of documents and presentations for internal governance meetings

  • Collaborate with other CRDs within the project, provide leadership, build consensus, coordinate action plans with stakeholders to resolve project-related study issues, anticipate potential issues (sharing lessons learned) across the project or study teams

  • Contribute to the definition of the product value proposition (TVP), TPP and market access strategies (in collaboration with respective functions) and the focus of the research strategy, by providing input on existing clinical needs and approaches to clinical development strategies for research projects

  • Lead engagement and collaboration with internal and external partners, regulators, and experts


  • Broad understanding of pharmaceutical product development and life cycle management gained through 5+ years of clinical development/medical experience

  • Robust scientific and medical expertise in the field of immune driven disease; ideally in inflammatory bowel disease

  • Outstanding expertise in clinical development and methodology of clinical studies

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) for interactions across functional areas and for interactions with key regulatory agencies

  • Ability to influence and negotiate to ensure operational resources are available for continued clinical conduct

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor (MD): Gastroenterologist and/or experience in internal medicine and immune driven diseases

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

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 and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave.

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.



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