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Clinical Scientist

Location: United Kingdom
Reference: HQ00001421
Closing Date: 15 Sep 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent and Comprehensive Benefits – see below

Job Summary:

  UK, Hertfordshire         Freelance / Contract                   TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Clinical Scientist to join one of our partner companies - a leading international pharma company - in Hertfordshire.                   This is an office based, temporary role with TalentSource on a 12 month contract initially with the...


UK, Hertfordshire

Freelance / Contract

TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Clinical Scientist to join one of our partner companies - a leading international pharma company - in Hertfordshire.

This is an office based, temporary role with TalentSource on a 12 month contract initially with the potential for extension. The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client.

As a client-facing role, we are looking for confident candidates with the ability to work independently whilst establishing a high-trust environment with the client counter-parts.

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having continuous support from your TalentSource Line Manager.

Position Purpose:

The Clinical Scientist will participate in the development of the Clinical Development strategy and plan and support the assigned Clinical Development Physicians with various deliverables necessary for effective and efficient plan execution for the assigned molecules/indications. The Clinical Scientist have primary responsibilities for supporting Clinical Development Physicians with clinical documentation, representing Clinical Development on various sub-teams or other appropriate forums, supporting training of study site personnel, acting as a primary point of contact for questions and inquiries regarding studies or other programs, conducting ongoing medical/safety data reviews, and providing clinical science inputs into study reporting.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Cross-Functional Team Leadership & Management

  • Participates in the relevant Clinical Science Team
  • Represents Clinical Development in sub-teams relevant to assigned molecule(s)/indication(s). As needed and appropriate, addresses study or other program-specific questions; provides updates; delivers presentations; etc. May act as the lead Clinical Development representative on sub-teams
  • As requested, or otherwise appropriate, trains new team members
  • May also, as appropriate, support relevant sub-teams in assigning and training new team members
  • As appropriate, participates in ongoing enhancements/development of team processes, structures, systems, tools and other resources
  • As appropriate, coaches and guides less experienced Clinical Development Scientists
  • Where applicable, may manage one or more direct reports and is, in such instances, responsible for hiring, training, developing and retaining talent on his/her staff. Consistently complies with all governing employment laws, regulations and company HR policies & procedures

Global Clinical Development Planning:

  • Stays abreast of internal and external developments, trends and other dynamics relevant to the work of Clinical Development to maintain, at all times, a fully current view and perspective of internal/external influences and/or implications for the assigned therapeutic and disease area(s)
  • As appropriate, participates in competitive intelligence and/or other market/industry assessment activities and projects
  • Maintains scientific and clinical knowledge in the specific therapeutic and disease area(s) of assignment
  • Collaborates with a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders, such as clinical investigators, clinicians, scientists and KOLs, as well as multidisciplinary internal groups, including other groups.
  • May participate in meetings, reviews, discussions and other interactions regarding early development/Phase I studies to provide clinical science input and guidance. Includes reviewing Phase I protocols and providing Clinical Development input into these
  • Supports internal partners in transitioning new drugs/indications into Phase IIIB or publication studies. May review Phase IIIB protocols and other information.
  • Expected to make important contributions to the strategy for the relevant therapeutic/disease area(s)
  • Participates, alongside Clinical Development Physicians, in the development of clinical science contributions into annual and strategic Plans
  • Develops the Clinical Development plan with the Clinical Development Physician for assigned molecule(s)/indication(s) and/or other programs. Gathers and analyses data and information necessary to create the plan. May also delegate such research and analysis to less experienced Clinical Scientists
  • Where applicable and assigned, supports Clinical Development Physicians in providing other groups with information and input into budget/resource requirements necessary to implement and execute the Clinical Development plan


  • Works with Clinical Development Physicians to drive ongoing data generation to address unmet medical needs and identify new or extended Clinical Development studies or other programs for the relevant therapeutic area of assignment
  • Completes and / or leads other special projects
  • Consistently complies with all governing laws, regulations and other guidelines

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Life Sciences or similar
  • Advanced Clinical/Science Degree is preferred (e.g. PharmD, PhD, MSN, MPH, etc.)
  • Advanced clinical trial experience - sound clinical trial experience in the pharma/biotech industry
  • Data listing review experience
  • Experience working on a clinical team
  • Experience authoring aspects of a global clinical development plan or full clinical study protocol and publishing results of a clinical drug trial in a referred journal
  • Strong relevant therapeutic experience with Oncology, Immunology or Gastroenterology is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical research and has successfully worked across Phase II - III drug development projects
  • Broad experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance
  • Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles
  • Well versed in medical aspects of GCP, ICH, FDA, EMEA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Proven abilities to perform Clinical Scientist responsibilities independently and with limited guidance. Has demonstrated through past experience, ability to competently manage the majority of Clinical Scientist deliverables associated with assigned clinical studies
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills
  • Outstanding written communication skills
  • Strong business presentation skills
  • Confident and competent when interacting with varying levels of internal/external management, KOLs, etc.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven track record of effective decision-making
  • Proven team work skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Aptitude or proven ability to manage others
  • Ability to travel (

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Why choose TalentSource Life Sciences/CROMSOURCE?

CROMSOURCE is a family owned international, full-service Contract Research Organization who, since 1994, has been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. TalentSource Life Sciences is a fully dedicated flexible resourcing unit within CROMSOURCE and the successful growth has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our employees are the most valuable company asset and we value resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment and develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel clear tools to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology.

Our approach is to equally value our clients and our own people. We know that we are not simply providing 'staff' or 'resources'. We are providing expert people. Highly talented, well trained, motivated people who make a positive difference to the work of our clients every day. Together we help our clients succeed in their work developing medicines and medical devices for patients around the world. Our large management team consists of a people with an extended experience within pharma and a high level of market knowledge

CROMSOURCE comes from the merger of MSOURCE and CROM in 2011 and we are great at recruitment and staffing services! We're proud to partner with the industry's leading Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Marketing Communications worldwide, securing great global talent. We our open, friendly and approachable and aim to support you through the recruitment process every step of the way.

For the client client-facing positions, the successful candidates must be confident and be able to drive the role and themselves and to work autonomously in close liaison with a line manager at TalentSource, who will provide you with mentoring and guidance. Most of our roles are permanent positions with CROMSOURCE and you will be working on studies for just one client.

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