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Astellas Pharma Clinical Specialist CS CoE Support in Northbrook, Illinois

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This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose and Scope:

This position will assist in the execution of assigned responsibilities within the relevant Clinical Science support function with operational excellence. Support functions in scope for this position may include: Clinical Standards and Compliance (overall study operational and support model, Clinical Compliance and Clinical Legal Operations) and Vendor Operations and Performance Management (Vendor Governance and Portfolio Performance Management; Technology, Data Enablement and Standards; Clinical Trial Patient Centered Support, Clinical Safety Notifications, Departmental Resourcing, Staff Onboarding/Offboarding and Administrative Support).

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support related to various clinical systems/technology utilized by Clinical Science.

  • Support the day-to-day operations of assigned activities within relevant support function to ensure completion per established goals and objectives in compliance with applicable GCP/ICH guidelines and other regulatory requirements. This includes effective communication and coordination with key business stakeholders (e.g. study teams) to support timely completion of both drug and non-drug program goals and objectives

  • Generate and provide accurate and up-to-date project status and financial information (where appropriate) within relevant tracking systems/tools

  • Proactively identify and escalate issues that arise related to support functional deliverables

  • Effectively execute against assigned activities within relevant support function.

  • This may include:

  • Assist study teams in the implementation of patient centered approaches for clinical trials inclusive of Clinical Science approaches to Decentralized trials and/or

  • Assist in executing against assigned Clinical Science Compliance related activities (e.g. completion of effectiveness checks) and/or

  • Provide administrative support related to the processing and finalization of clinical study contracts and other related documentation and/or

  • Assist CS Vendor oversight/performance team through support of governance meeting preparation, generation of meeting minutes/follow-up actions, generation of key performance measures, completion of vendor related documentation and/or

  • Provide administrative support for various clinical systems/technology utilized by Clinical Science including central processing support (e.g. study invoices) to study teams and/or

  • Support meeting preparation materials and documentation of follow-up items in support global study operating model and/or sustainability and optimization of the CRO/Sponsor Partnership for Clinical Science and/or

  • Assist with maintenance training related assignments/curriculum

Quantitative Dimensions:

Responsible for complying with regulations and guidelines and ensuring adherence in support of clinical trial relates support function activities

Organizational Context:

Reports to the Sr. Manager, Clinical Science or above. This position has no direct reports.



  • Associates degree with at least 2 years of experience in the health care field or at least 5 years of direct clinical trial related experience.

  • General knowledge of drug development and ICH/GCP guidelines

  • Requires proven project management skills

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, administrative skills and computer ability.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Minimal (0-5%) travel required


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Medical & Development

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