Innovation Program Director, Clinical Sciences & Innovation
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 334069BR
550. That's the number of concurrent clinical trials that Novartis is sponsoring at any given time.
As an Innovation Program Director (IPD) you will join the Clinical Innovation team in NIBR and be accountable for the content and implementation of our innovation strategic plan within Clinical Sciences & Innovation (CS&I) and Translational Medicine (TM) as we shape and deploy the Next-Generation of Clinical Trials.
As the Innovation Program Director you will be independently accountable for the direction of multiple overarching innovative and/or novel trial technology programs, from design to delivery, including their interfaces and co-development with other Novartis divisions at the enterprise level to achieve breakthrough solutions with impacts across Novartis.
Innovative programs encompass novel clinical trial models, patient-centric approaches, decentralized and technology enabled trials, clinical trial operations and management. As an Innovation Program Director, you will ensure implementation and successful deployment, and serve as a champion and thought leader for ongoing projects.
You will be part of a departmental innovation team, as well as a broader Novartis innovation community, championing new approaches as well as evaluating and closely collaborating with key partners outside of Novartis.
In this role your main responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
* Contribute to short, medium and long-term strategies for innovation in Translational Medicine, and be responsible for execution of overarching elements of the strategic innovation plan by leading projects and partnering with/coaching collaborative teams. * As part of the innovation team, track and review progress of all initiatives and projects in CS&I and ensure they embed and support strategic imperatives as required. * Collaborate and establish strong partnerships with other Novartis units and divisions on sharing in capability building and resources to lead efforts for company-wide implementation of future clinical trial operations. * Ensure awareness of trends in the industry in the field of innovation in pharmaceuticals and clinical trials by scanning external & internal operational trends and evaluating new innovative technologies and practices. * Design and lead the creation and deployment of data-driven innovations to business that result in step-change in trial management processes and practices with significant enhancements to efficiency and productivity. * Champion innovative and digital improvement projects across Novartis Innovation portfolio, in order to enhance the innovative and curious mindset of Translational Medicine and Novartis - ensuring Novartis is a leader in this space. * Identify process and technology improvements for continuous improvement and drive implementation in Translational Medicine in collaboration with partners. Connect with internal/external innovative opportunities.