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Job ID:  34845
Job function:  Research & Development
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Senior Clinical Research Manager Columbia, Maryland

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™


Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health, and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Role


As a Senior Clinical Research Manager, you will have strong experience in clinical and translational research in the pharmaceutical industry, including the development of novel therapeutics and interventional trials. In this role, you will be expected to drive our culture of scientific excellence in the evaluation of opportunities and the development of clinical protocols and trials with a focus on adding value and meeting the business needs. You will be providing expert-level knowledge in pharmaceutical clinical trial practices and regulations to a cross-functional and cross-cultural team involving Marketing, Regulatory, and Intellectual Property functions. You will provide evaluations and support the team in delivering information to our stakeholders. You will work very closely with the clinical trial managers to ensure operational excellence for the ongoing and/or upcoming trials. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Role Requirements


  • Ph.D. in a life sciences/medical discipline required; PhD in Clinical research, Pharmacology, Biochemistry preferred.
  • Master's Degree with related experience can be considered. 
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the clinical research field in the pharmaceutical industry with at least 2 years of clinical project management experience.
  • Experience working with inter-disciplinary teams and external collaborators necessary.
  • Experience in generating intellectual property and making patentable discoveries necessary.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ICH-GCP and FDA regulations.
  • Good working knowledge of clinical trial management software.
  • Experience in working on a wide range of cardiovascular/metabolic indications preferred.
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills in cross-cultural environments.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and work effectively in a matrix environment with tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, great team player.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Excellent computer literacy.


The Reward


Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact


Interested in this position? Please apply online by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal ( www.dsm.com/careers ) .

Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.


Working for DSM means D oing S omething M eaningful: contributing to a better world. Experience what it is like to work at a global science-based company and one of the worldwide leaders in sustainability. You will be part of a dynamic work environment that offers you room to explore and grow. With locations in 50 countries worldwide, this opportunity based in Columbia, MD is in the middle of the BioCapital hotbed for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry, just 30 min away from Washington DC and all it has to offer, and right in the middle of Columbia, MD, which is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live for families with top schools and 90 miles of pathways for cyclists and pedestrians. Join a purpose led, performance driven global team with a unifying goal - creating better lives for all.


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com

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