Kelly Services Clinical Program Lead in South San Francisco, California

Kelly Scientific Resources is the world's most recognized brand in Scientific Staffing with more than 100 locations in the North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of products that are used daily in the home, such as medical devices or pharmaceutical products. We employ more than 700 clinical research professionals and 4,500 scientists on an average workday on a temporary, project and full-time basis in a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines. We currently have an exciting opportunity in the San Francisco area as a

Clinical Program Leader.

Duties: Through appropriate leadership, direction and operational expertise, lead the development and execution of operational strategies for multiple molecules/programs in the early development portfolio:

  • Represent Clinical Operations on the Early Development Teams (i.e. Core, Development or Clinical Sub-Teams)

  • Develop program timelines and budgets and manage variance

  • Provide strategic, operational input to clinical development plan (CDP), target product profiles (TPP) and project plans

  • Lead the Clinical Operations team to ensure effective development, implementation and execution of all clinical trials within agreed timelines, resources and budget

  • Develop and present operational plan to management review bodies

  • Identify program risks and develop and implement mitigation strategies for assigned programs

  • Define the resourcing and outsourcing strategy for early development programs

  • May participate in Business Development assessments

  • Work collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently with all internal and external partners and stakeholders

  • Partner with Business Management to identify strategic business needs to support the clinical programs

  • Partner with late-stage development leaders to ensure strategic alignment on the CDP Functional Management Responsibilities: Identify, recruit, hire, and develop Clinical Operations staff, as well as oversee their work to ensure all department goals, deliverables, and objectives are met. Additionally, contribute to the Clinical Operations organization.

These responsibilities include:

  • Manage Clinical Operations staff including development, coaching, mentoring, performance management, and succession planning

  • Ensure that employees are appropriately trained and comply with company and regulatory standards

  • Create a positive work environment by encouraging mutual respect, innovation and accountability

  • Resource projects to enable teams to meet deliverables

  • Create and maintain Clinical Operations as a great place to work

  • Participate in and/or lead working groups and/or initiatives within the early development organization or cross functionally as required

  • Partner with Process and Training Management (PTM) to optimize and continually improve processes; to create and maintain role definitions and standards; and to develop role-based competency and training programs

  • Create an environment supporting innovation and smart risk to help the department continuously evolve, improve and excel


  • Demonstrated understanding, knowledge, and experience of drug development in a complex setting with particular focus on early development

  • Demonstrated experience in various therapeutic areas

  • Strong analytical and strategic agility skills

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently

  • Exceptional leadership skills, including motivation and delegation

  • Highly effective team player and exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Strong financial acumen with experience managing clinical program budgets

  • Proven ability to provide functional management including performance coaching and staff development

  • Proven ability to implement and manage a clinical program (i.e. a series compromising a clinical development plan)

  • Ability to drive, encourage and support innovation

  • Demonstrated ability to challenge established practices and concepts

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills in English

Education : Bachelors Degree or equivalent required (scientific or healthcare discipline preferred). Advanced degree preferred

Minimum required Skillsets:

  • 10+ years experience of clinical and drug development, including 5+ years of clinical trial management experience

  • 2+ years of clinical program management experience

  • Functional management experience

  • Experience in early phase clinical development

  • Working knowledge of international regulatory and ICH GCP guidelines

**If you meet the minimum required skillsets…

36 month contract

Please apply now for immediate consideration!

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

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AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

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