Clinical Operations Lead

Follicular Lymphoma Foundation

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Job ID :

15748


Company Type :

Direct Employers


Industry :

Research & Development


Education Level :

Bsc,Master of Science,Other



Key Skills :
Salary :

-


Date Posted :

03 Jul, 2020



Company Name :

Follicular Lymphoma Foundation





Job Category :

Clinical Research Jobs


Experience :

5-10 Years


Job Type:

Permanent


Travel Amount:

negotiable





Description

Clinical Operations Lead


Salary c.£70k 


Closing date: 14-07-20


Application: by covering letter and CV


 


Background


In 2019 Nicola and Jon Mendelsohn set-up the Follicular Lymphoma Foundation with the mission to find a cure for this cancer. Using their extensive networks they have moved at pace to establish the charity and build a network in the medical and scientific community.


As someone living with follicular lymphoma, Nicola ensures that the patients’ interests and perspective is at the heart of every move the charity makes. As natural business disruptors, and with careers built on making productive connections, the founders have set-up the charity with the mindset of a start-up, driven to do whatever it takes to find a cure.


In May the organisation approved a new strategy and an agreement to move forward to look to sign a precision medicine proposal with a leading US research institution and a commercial partner. This will include setting up the world’s largest follicular lymphoma patient registry and running the Foundation’s first clinical trial with the intention of starting the trial later this year. 


The FLF is looking to hire someone with the experience and expertise to oversee this clinical and research programme. Whilst all elements will be delivered through out-sourced partners, it will be critical for the FLF to maintain control of its assets, and oversee the work from a medical, scientific, IP, financial and governance perspective.


Whilst long-term we believe we will need a full-time hire, both our desire to move fast, and individuals personal circumstances, mean that this role may suit someone to join as a contractor, or on a part-time basis, and the FLF is willing to work with the right prospective candidate to tailor the role to fit their personal circumstances.


 


Overview of the Role


This role reports to the Director of the FLF and will be the Operational lead in establishing, and then overseeing the running of:



  1. A Follicular Lymphoma Patient Registry

  2. A Follicular Lymphoma Tissue Bank

  3. A Follicular Lymphoma clinical trials programme

  4. Oversight of FLF’s data curation and governance.


 


In particular, Set Up



  1. Advising on the structure of each programme area, ensuring that they conform to established best practice, and are tailored to the needs of follicular lymphoma patients.

  2. To be the day to day ‘Account Manager’ for our scientific partners, ensuring a positive relationship.

  3. With the relevant legal support, ensuring that we are cognisant of and adhere to all regulatory and legal requirements for all participating countries - keeping in mind the FLF’s reputation.

  4. Establishing Standard Operating Procedures, so that the roles and responsibilities of the FLF and its partners are clearly established

  5. Establish ground rules and protocols to enable future commercial partners to access our data assets for research.

  6. Establish a set of metrics so that the status, progress and performance of our assets and our investments are regularly reviewed by the Trustees.


 


Legal & Contractual 



  1. Supporting the Trustees as contracts are negotiated to establish these core elements

  2. To ensure that all actions, decisions, and contracts are in line with the contractual agreements over FLF’s intellectual property.

  3. To support the development of new partnerships and proposals for access.


 


Patient Recruitment & Services



  1. To work with the Director on


    1. initial recruitment of patients, ensuring that we and our partners maintain patient privacy and have effective governance over all consent forms.

    2. developing an on-going programme to expand the Patient Registry and Tissue Bank to ensure that our universe is sized to meet the needs of future trials.

    3. ensuring that a regular flow of communication messages is delivered to our different target audiences.


  2. In time, to contribute to the development and maintenance of a Patient Information Service, updating patients on the development of new treatments or treatment protocols.


 


Ongoing



  1. To manage the day to day running of the programmes, working with our scientific partners, ensuring a positive relationship

  2. With the Director, oversee the provision of grant funding, and monitor how it is being deployed by our partners.

  3. To input into the FLF Strategy on establishing future clinical trials and research programmes that maximise the possibility of delivering a cure.


 


 


Knowledge & Capabilities


We would expect the successful candidate to have a good overlap with the following:


 


Technical Knowledge & Experience



  • Experience in clinical operations leadership

  • Likely to have worked in pharma, a CRO, or the non-profit medical research sector

  • Educated to degree level

  • Background in Natural Sciences, Pharmacy or Nursing

  • Ideally to have Oncology experience

  • Knowledge of personalised medicine

  • Knowledge of patient registries and tissue banks

  • Ability to understand clinical research proposals

  • Data and IT skills to fulfil role


 


Capabilities



  • Self-starter who can direct their own work programme

  • Comfortable with, and skilled at, remote working

  • Able to ensure excellence in technical aspects of key programmes

  • Ability to build trust and manage relationships at multiple levels,

  • Able to operationally account manage key partners

  • Able to motivate and communicate the passion behind the FLF mission

  • Good communicator who can crystallise complex issues when engaging at Board level


 


Company Name:

Follicular Lymphoma Foundation


Headquarters:

Henry Wood House,


Sector:

Direct Employers


Country:

United Kingdom


Zipcode:

W1W 7FA


Website:

www.theflf.org


Industry:

Research & Development


City:

London


Phone No. :

02034178583


The Follicular Lymphoma Foundation is the first organisation in the world dedicated solely to finding new treatments and cures for follicular lymphoma. Follicular lymphoma is a currently incurable blood cancer. The FLF was founded by Nicola Mendelsohn three years after her diagnosis with the disease and is focused on funding and facilitating work that will take new treatments and cures for the disease from bench to bedside in the quickest possible timeframe. We are doing this by disrupting and challenging the current thinking on how to find a cure for this disease, by mobilising patients and investing in the most promising scientific and research discovery approaches.

For more information,visit www.theflf.org.

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