Associate-Clinical Study Execution

Fort Dodge, Iowa
March 07 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Operationally manage the logistics of ongoing, multiple clinical trials performed at the Fort Dodge site including, but not limited to, the collection of samples, clinical observations, and the execution of other study events. Performs and completes procedures independently and in alignment with applicable regulations, working instructions, and SOPs.

Supports business-facing functions such as study scheduling, sourcing, and site services interactions. Reviews complex experimental protocols and actively collaborates with key stakeholders to enhance and identify impacts of study execution (clinical techniques, animal welfare, AAALAC, etc.).
  • Lead multiple assignments and tasks related to the development of R&D products which includes the study execution of In-Life study events.
  • Perform administration of test articles, collect clinical samples, record data, and perform concurrent documentation of all study-related activities in an efficient manner in accordance with the protocol, applicable SOPs and regulations.
  • Provide a developed and applied knowledge on respective animal species (behavior, needs, and physiological data).
  • Demonstrates ability to review raw data for accuracy to ensure high quality results.
  • Coordinate, as needed, scheduling and resource management of study execution for Elanco Animal Health.
  • Assist with business operational duties such as ordering, animal sourcing, etc.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders to ensure research and development studies are effectively supported and coordinate as required.
  • Ability to review and make recommended changes to scientific protocols and procedures.
  • Develop new approaches to established procedures, such as modifications or improvements and contribute methods/data to reports, standard operating procedures or business operations.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of clinical trial-relevant government regulations (FDA and USDA) as well as GXP trials to enable analysis of trial design.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and take corrective actions to solve the problem.
  • Lead additional organizational responsibilities (e.g., mentoring, area coordination responsibilities, system ownership).
  • Other duties as assigned

Company Overview

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we're driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life - all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED with Post-secondary education with certification (example: Veterinary Technician) or
  • Bachelors of Science in relevant field (examples: biology, animal science, etc.) or
  • Masters of Science in relevant field (examples: biology, animals science, etc.)
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Information

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Knowledge of PC package tools including word processing (Word) and spreadsheets (Excel).
  • Advanced ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including conflict management.
  • Required to achieve the AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) described LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician).