Clinical Development Lead, Infection and Immunity


On Site
Contract - W2


Research and Development
Public health
Product development
Intellectual property
Clinical research
Clinical trials
Project management
Medical devices
Pharmaceutical industry
Customer service
Training and development
MEAN stack

Job Details

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a Clinical Development Lead, Infection and Immunity for a contract assignment with one of our premier Pharmaceutical services clients in Pleasanton, CA.

Responsibilities :
The Clinical Development Lead, Infection and Immunity, provides clinical guidance for the development of new laboratory and digital diagnostic products in the areas of infectious diseases and immunology at the firm. The lead identifies unmet needs for new products, defines their clinical requirements, contributes to early research and development, and, as the clinical leader on cross-functional project teams, leads the clinical development and validation strategy to register these products as In Vitro Diagnostics with regulatory agencies.
This position may be based out of Pleasanton, California, USA, with remote work locations possible. The position will report to the Head of Clinical Development, Infection and Immunity, in the Clinical Development and Medical Affairs department. There will not be positions reporting administratively into this role, but the incumbent is expected to function as a leader of matrixed teams and to mentor and supervise the work of junior members of the department and to foster individual development throughout the organization.
  • Serves as a medical leader and expert, keeping the company abreast of advances in clinical medicine, health systems and public health relating to infectious diseases and immunology, and connects the company to external experts and stakeholders.
  • Identifies areas of unmet medical need for diagnostics.
  • Leads exploratory studies to guide product development and generate intellectual property.
  • Defines potential clinical utility claims for products. Provides medical/scientific input into and assists with the preparation of regulatory submissions. Provides responses to regulatory agency questions.
  • Assists Research and Development Groups with target product profiles and design choices. and the design of performance verification and troubleshooting experiments. Reviews the data from these experiments from a clinical perspective.
  • Develops product specifications to ensure that products will be safe, effective and clinically useful.
  • Works with Clinical Operations to design, implement, interpret, report and publish clinical research studies to support product registrations. Identifies suitable academic partners, external laboratories and clinical sites to participate in clinical studies.
  • Presents research findings in meeting abstracts and publications.
  • Provides clinical expertise for medical risk and safety assessments.
Required Skills:
  • Graduate work in microbiology, virology, or immunology; Completion of an MD and/or PhD preferred.
  • 1+ years of clinical research experience, with thorough knowledge of clinical trial design and statistical methods for clinical research. More experience is preferred.
  • Proven ability to design clinical trials, critically evaluate study results, and write protocols, study reports and publications.
  • Understanding of laboratory techniques in infectious diseases in at least one of the following areas (more are preferred): PCR, sequencing, serology, microbiology, clinical virology.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills.
  • Experience interfacing with key opinion leaders including physicians and clinical laboratorians.
Preferred Skills:
  • 3+ years clinical experience in infectious diseases clinical care or in medical microbiology/virology. Board certification is a plus.
  • Laboratory work experience.
  • Expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, implementation science or other aspects of public health.
  • Experience within the diagnostics, medical device or pharmaceutical industry, with an understanding of the product development process, regulatory processes, and a track record of regulatory approval based on clinical trials.
  • Experience with the development of clinical software.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following clinical areas: (a) immunocompromised host, HIV, transplant; (b) sepsis; (c) hepatitis; (d) respiratory infections; (e) clinical immunology.
SGA is a technology and resource solutions provider driven to stand out. We are a women-owned business. Our mission: to solve big IT problems with a more personal, boutique approach. Each year, we match consultants like you to more than 1,000 engagements. When we say let's work better together, we mean it. You'll join a diverse team built on these core values: customer service, employee development, and quality and integrity in everything we do. Be yourself, love what you do and find your passion at work. Please find us at .

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