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Sr. Director, Pragmatic Clinical Trials Clinician (Non-M.D.)

La Jolla, California, United States;United States - Washington - BothellPearl River, New York, United States;Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States;
Closing date
Apr 16, 2024

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma

As part of our purpose to achieve "breakthroughs that change patients' lives", Pfizer is creating a new Pragmatic Clinical Trials Center of Excellence (PCT-CoE) within the Worldwide Medical & Safety (WMS) organization.

Pfizer is building its capabilities to conduct randomized pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) to make Pfizer trials more diverse, generalizable to clinical practice, patient-centric, and efficient. PCTs have potential to increase the value of current Pfizer assets by accelerating clinical development and life cycle management.

This role will lead the design and execution of PCT studies in partnership with academic health systems in the U.S., EU/UK, or globally. This person will leverage lessons from the initial studies to build PCT expertise and infrastructure for Pfizer, navigating and optimizing current Pfizer policy and process.

The successful candidate will have the expertise and experience to design, conduct, interpret, and publish randomized clinical trials and make the Pfizer PCT COE an effective partner for academic research partners.

This role will report directly to the Head of Global Medical Epidemiology (GME).

  • Leverage operational experience of conducting randomized clinical trials to design and execute PCT studies in collaboration with academic partners and Pfizer colleagues.
  • Partner effectively with the Head of GME, a cross-functional PCT team, internal stakeholders, and academic partners to create pragmatic clinical trial protocols.
  • Experienced in leadership of matrix teams that conduct due diligence, meet safety, compliance, regulatory, and budget/timeline needs for projects.
  • Maintain awareness of the external PCT field, landscape, and potential new partners.
  • Strategic thought partner who identifies opportunities and can navigate organizational dynamics.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and advocate for PCTs within Pfizer and externally.
  • Build internal network across Pfizer asset teams to identify opportunities for PCTs.
  • Innovative thinking and confident decision-making in building Pfizer's PCT capabilities.
  • Support the Head of GME in establishing a PCT CoE.

  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Public Health, Statistics, Data Science, or a discipline relevant to clinical trials, or PharmD.
  • At least 10 years' experience in clinical research and 5 or more years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related organizations.
  • Extensive track record of leading and executing randomized clinical trials, either at an academic medical center, a contract research organization, or in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and regulatory requirements for randomized pragmatic trials.
  • Experience collaborating with academic medical centers and other healthcare partners.
  • Sound understanding of electronic health records systems and principles of data quality for real-world data.
  • Strong ability to interpret and communicate clinical, scientific, and epidemiologic data.
  • Sound understanding of applying epidemiologic methods to clinical research.
  • Track record of innovation and establishing new capabilities, tools, or processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to pivot between working independently and to collaborate on a team.
  • Track record of competing long-term and complex research projects and producing expected deliverables on time.
  • Interpersonal skills to seamlessly interact on both business and scientific issues along with negotiation and facilitation skills to align group decisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a track record of influencing decisions-makers.
  • Demonstrated matrix, interpersonal and influencing leadership.
  • Experienced in leading meetings / projects.
  • Creative problem-solving skills in designing alternative approaches, new solutions, or innovations.
  • A dedicated research professional with intellectual curiosity and a passion for their work.

  • Experience designing and executing a randomized pragmatic clinical trial.
  • At least 5 years' experience in clinical practice at an academic medical center.
  • Training in epidemiology, health services research, or a related discipline.
  • Deep understanding of epidemiologic research methods and health care/data science trends.

  • 10% travel may be required to meet with external stakeholders or regional team members
  • Location: on premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $191,300.00 to $318,800.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.


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