Senior Director, Trial Feasibility & Site Identification in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years & Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise & a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo & its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation & a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension & thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research & development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart & kidney diseases, & other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

The Senior Director, Trial Feasibility and Site Identification will be responsible for developing and advancing clinical trial analytic solutions to drive enterprise level decision-making and improve clinical trial execution and management to optimize eligible patient mapping, country & site identification, and recruitment projections. The leader will development performance metrics at the site, study, program and portfolio levels and work with other functions to strategically expand the DS pool of sites and investigators. The Sr. Director, Trial Feasibility and Site Identification will collaborate with DS CRO partners to better align on study projections and metrics to ensure successful study planning.


Lead development of patient mapping, country and site recruitment projections and patient enrollment projections.
Enhance investigator selection process based on quality assessment (query rate, protocol deviations, inspection results).
Measure regional potential to support recruitment planning
The leader will also support lean methodologies and principles to help increase operational efficiencies
In partnership with internal DS stakeholders, synthesize, interpret and integrate data and information to provide clear recommendations and strengthen data-driven decision making by the study/program level teams.

Align with CRO partners to ensure robust enrollment projections

Provide data on startup timelines, past recruitment rates and performance based on agreed upon KPIs

Create and maintain portfolio level dashboards to track activation and enrollment trends

Develop study metrics to assess performance and develop a portfolio level dashboard to provide visibility on study/program level progress

The leader will utilize analytics and capabilities to answer key business questions by generating business insights, analyzing trends, identifying root causes and providing actionable recommendations.

Develop internal team of analytics and site identification specialists/line manager responsibilities

Build an internal team of analytics and trial feasibility specialists who will support global programs and studies.

Expand the current pool of investigators

Utilization of epidemiology data to develop heat maps to identify eligible patients, clinical sites and investigators.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences required
  • 12 years’ relevant experience is required with a BS; 10 years; relevant experience with a MS; or 7 years’ experience with a PhD/PharmD
  • Primary focus in leading and managing a business analytics group with primary focus on clinical trial recruitment activities
  • Understand and experience in working with and managing CROs
  • Experience in matrix management is desirable with the ability to engage and inspire others
  • Good communication skills with a proven ability to effectively engage and manage key internal stakeholders in various functions and geographies
  • Good presentation and negotiation skills with the ability to timely resolve conflict in a constructive manner.
    Experience consider relevant includes clinical or basic research in a pharmaceutical company, a medical devise/diagnostic company, academic research organization (ARO) or Contract Research Organization
  • CRA experience is preferred.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.