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Lilly Associate Director - Site Engagement - Clinical Development Consultant (Northeast) in Boston, Massachusetts

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Associate Director - Site Engagement is responsible for the management of clinical sites being considered and/or participating in Lilly clinical trials; inclusive of site identification and qualification, the on time delivery of clinical trial enrollment in accordance with scientific objectives, prompt delivery of database locks, issues management at clinical trial sites, and ensuring inspection readiness at all times for assigned therapeutic area(s) within a region/country that enables global program delivery. This is achieved by the accountability for comprehensive site management, optimize the use of information to make informed decisions. Engage in high quality interactions with global clinical trial sites to drive to an unparalleled customer experience. The Associate Director - Site Engagement is also responsible for oversight of vendor monitoring activities at clinical trial sites, including the identification, mitigation and escalation of significant findings and trends. Additional local responsibilities may be required as needed/appropriate for the local geography.


  • Activities required at clinical trial sites and by investigators and site staff participating in Lilly trials; inclusive of site identification and qualification, enrollment planning and execution, to database lock and close out

  • Comprehensive site management activities to ensure prompt delivery of enrollment readiness, trial recruitment/enrollment and database locks; inclusive of performance management and issue mitigation, identification and resolution

  • Identifying potential opportunities to accelerate trial enrollment, while driving to an unparalleled clinical trial/customer experience

  • Application of scientific, therapeutic area, and institutional/regional expertise to inform and ensure timely delivery of trial enrollment and quality data

  • Development of strategic institutional/site relationships to optimize the delivery of clinical trial programs; including across therapeutic areas where applicable

Clinical Trial Management

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of applicable site risk plans to ensure delivery of clinical trial enrollment commitments and database locks

  • Ensure site and country level inspection readiness at all times

  • Leverage metrics to inform site/country/regional level decision making

  • Work with internal and external teams to remove barriers to trial execution at a site and/or country level

  • Responsible for understanding local treatment paradigms and standard of care to support targeted feasibility and strategic allocation of trials as required

  • Provide vendor oversight for site monitoring activities at site/country level

Business Management and Engagement

  • Establishes and develops strong professional relationships with active/potential clinical investigators to expand/maintain clinical research partnership opportunities and provide an unparalleled experience for participation in Lilly clinical trials.

  • Cross functional collaboration and partnership to ensure alignment in priorities and deliver the portfolio

  • Perform targeted sites prospecting in alignment with portfolio strategy & priority

  • Maintain therapeutic and technical expertise to enable scientific discussions with the investigator and site personnel

  • Serve as an effective communication “bridge” between sites, third party vendors and Lilly

  • Influence and challenge internal and external factors in order to improve clinical research delivery

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific or health-related field

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or clinical research

Additional Preferences:

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required

  • Therapeutic expertise and knowledge of the clinical research landscape; ability to acquire and maintain therapeutic expertise to support portfolio needs

  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and language skills

  • Demonstrated exemplary teamwork/interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving, attention to detail and result oriented behaviors in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership behaviors with ability to accept challenges, seek opportunities to remove barriers, influence without authority, and lead in areas of uncertainty

  • Strong self-management and organizational skills; ability to manage workload, set personal priorities and adjust as needed

  • Demonstrated ability to enhance/improve customer experience

  • Strong knowledge in country regulatory guidelines/requirements

  • Demonstrated decision-making ability

  • Ability to develop and apply creative solutions

Additional Information:

  • Travel required (50-75%)

Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $103,5000 to $152,000 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position also will be eligible for a company bonus(depending, in part, on company and individual performance).

In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored retirement plan and 401(k); vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent daycare flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

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