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Clinical Trial Manager


Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Full Time
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Alnylam was founded in 2002 on a revolutionary vision and bold mission which remain firmly in place today. We are leading the translation of RNAi as a new class of medicines with a core focus on RNAi therapeutics toward genetically defined targets for the treatment of serious, life-threatening diseases with limited treatment options for patients and their caregivers. In January 2015, we announced our “Alnylam 2020” guidance that reflects our expected transition from a late-stage clinical development company to a multi-product commercial-stage company with a sustainable development pipeline. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work in 2015 and 2016.


Responsible for aspects of clinical development planning and strategy, clinical study planning and execution within pre-specified clinical development program, timelines and budget and includes, but is not limited to, preparation of study related materials, relationship management between study sites and vendors (in particular CROs), supervision of study related activities, identification of project risks and contingency planning.

 Summary of Key Responsibilities

• Lead and manage integration of all project team activities, leveraging internal and development partner resources, expertise and knowledge, along with optimizing CRO resources, expertise and knowledge.

• Provide strategic input and execution of clinical trials from protocol design to the final clinical study report for specified studies

• Provide leadership and input into global subject/patient recruitment plans.

• Effectively communicate and interact with Key Opinion Leaders.

• Manage all aspects of CRO/vendor identification, request for proposal submission, CRO selection, and the day to day operational management activities of CROs, development of Key performance Indicators (KPIs), management of global resources, expertise, and knowledge within the CRO/vendor.

• Manage strategic study operations including: study sites and tracking systems for regulatory submissions, CRO KPIs, drug supply and use, enrollment of subjects, regulatory document flow, study timelines, all budgetary and financial information, Pharmacovigilance/Serious Adverse Events, performance metrics, data flow, etc.

• Participate in Case Report Form design, user acceptance testing in partnership with data management

• Generate country specific Informed Consent Form(s).

• Lead the development of contingency/risk management plans for projects and assist Director/Senior Director of Clinical Operations in the preparation and execution of sound development strategies.

• Provide support to clinical trial managers within and/or across programs.

• Budgets, timelines, and forecasts preparation for clinical studies.

• Interface with Finance, Program Management, Accounting, Supply Operations, Quality Assurance, Clinical Research, Commercial, Regulatory, Medical Affairs; which may include lading sub-teams and/or acting as a liaison between groups.

• Provide a variance analysis of budget to actual and notifies finance of projected cost over/under expenditure.

• Ability to travel (no more than annual average of 20%).


• Bachelor's Degree is required. An advanced degree in a scientific and/or business/finance discipline is preferred.

• 3+ years of clinical research experience gained with a CRO or Pharmaceutical Company working on later stage (Phase 2-4) multinational clinical studies. Experience in rare diseases and/or difficult to recruit patient populations preferred.

• 1-3+ years clinical project management experience with global clinical studies.

• Strong regulatory knowledge, including Good Clinical Practices (GCPs)

• Exceptional organizational skills and ability to deal with competing priorities, also strong reasoning and problem solving ability.

• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills along with leadership qualities.

• Knowledge of global clinical trial management in fast paced CRO outsourced environment. Ability to assemble a plan and execute on the details.

• Apply project management best practices to programs. Experience in novel clinical drug development.

• Experience with protocol, ICF, CRF, CSR development and review.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to deal with competing priorities.

• Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and MS Project.

Clear alignment with Alnylam Core Values

- Commitment to People

- Innovation and Discovery

- Sense of Urgency

- Open Culture

- Passion for Excellence 


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