Shire ESA Operations – Investigator Initiated Research Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

• Oversee Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) programs within assigned Therapeutic Area(s)

• Manage the IIR proposal review process for assigned Therapeutic Area(s)

• Support the initiation and conduct of IIR(s) through internal and external stakeholder coordination.

• Monitor and report progress and outcomes of IIRs to internal stakeholders

Manage all aspects of the IIR review and approval process from proposal review all the way through study completion:

  • Coordinate with the IIR committee chair and IIR group lead for the timely review of IIR proposals by the global grant review committee and additional internal stakeholders.

  • Facilitate global IIR review committee meetings

  • Ensure appropriate and efficient follow-up of review committee action items, decisions, and/or requests for additional information regarding IIR proposals

  • Work with legal, regulatory and compliance colleagues to facilitate the efficient creation and execution of IIR study contracts and amendments

  • Secure and manage IIR drug supplies and vendors, forecast study drug supply requirements, and initiate requests for assigned programs

  • Interact directly with external Principal Investigators, research sites, and/or CROs to ensure compliance with Shire IIR policy, global and local healthcare laws

  • Tracks study progress against proposed timelines and provides regular updates to key internal stakeholders (e.g., Evidence Generation Lead) on IIR study progress

  • Collect and evaluate IIR study progress reports for adherence to compliance guidelines

  • Secure study results, required documentation, and publications from completed studies and coordinate with appropriate functional groups for review and implement study closure procedures

Oversee Investigator initiated research (IIR) programs within assigned Therapeutic Area(s):

  • Develop annual IIR plan in collaboration with key internal stakeholders

  • Support the development of areas of interest for IIRs

  • Engage and communicate clearly and concisely with external and internal stakeholders, globally, regarding all aspects of the IIR program.

  • Work with appropriate study team members to ensure compliance with Shire IIR processes, systems, and regulations, external healthcare laws

  • Stay informed of applicable governmental compliance laws and industry standards for IIRs

Monitor and report progress and outcomes of IIRs to internal stakeholders:

  • Provide regular updates to Evidence Generation Lead and other internal stakeholders regarding IIR-related activities

  • Communicate IIR study progress to key stakeholders to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning and inform dependencies

  • Follow up with principal investigator to determine results of research and planned publications

  • Report outcomes of IIR to internal stakeholders

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

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