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Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Requistion ID:  1459

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK

Date:  12-Nov-2020

Senior Director – Clinical Operations

Do you want to be part of the Lundbeck Clinical Operations leadership team, striving to improve the lives of patients with neurological diseases? Clinical Operations is responsible for planning and execution of Lundbeck’s global clinical phase I-IV studies as well as the conduct of Lundbeck’s observational studies.



As Senior Director you will report to the Vice President of Clinical Operations and be part of a department with 35 individuals. You will lead a team of International study managers.


We are seeking a senior professional with documented leadership skills and significant trial execution experience from the pharmaceutical industry and/or Clinical Research Organization. Experienced in leading and developing people, you will be able to achieve results through delegation of responsibilities, motivation of staff and by developing a high-performance culture.


Lundbeck has a strong focus on technical development and knowledge sharing, and together we keep abreast of current practices in pharmaceutical R&D, state-of-the-art methodology and participate and contribute actively to scientific communities.


Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with brain diseases. We are currently executing on the Lundbeck strategy to Expand and invest to grow in a company with the full value chain on site and a solid economic performance.


Your job and key responsibilities

Key member of Clinical Operations leadership team responsible for delivering clinical trials on budget and on time with high quality data.

Partnering with Procurement team in selecting CROs, negotiating clinical trial budgets.

Line manager for a team of dedicated International Study Managers supporting the Lundbeck CNS portfolio.

Developing a collaborative team environment.

Represent Lundbeck on CRO governance boards, and operational Steering committee driving improved KPI performance.

Support innovation initiatives and continuous operational improvements in Clinical Operations and the wider Experimental Medicine and Clinical Development organization, for example, digitalization and enabling virtual trial capabilities.

Resource planning ensuring adequate resource allocation across projects and studies, including optimal utilization of the competences within Clinical Operations.


We offer

Lundbeck offers a great workplace with a collaborative working environment based on respect and equality. We offer an attractive and challenging job in a dynamic, international atmosphere with the opportunity of leading and developing a team of highly skilled International Study managers and contributing to the strategy and future direction of the global Clinical Operations department. You will work in a setting with a high level of cross-functional collaboration based on extensive scientific/technical competencies. We offer great opportunities for further personal and scientific development in an environment with focus on a good work-life balance.  The position will be permanent and full time, based at Copenhagen Headquarter but alternative location may be considered for the right candidate.



MD, PhD or MSc with biomedical or pharmaceutical industry experience, with relevant clinical development experience in CNS;

Extensive Clinical Operations experience in the biopharm industry; across all phases of drug development including early development and experience from CRO and/or pharma company would be an advantage;

High personal integrity and knowledgeable about GCP/ICH and regulatory compliance;

Results-driven, decisive and creative with strong leadership skills and ability to motivate internal teams and collaborate with other functional departments;

Strong communication skills, great at stakeholder management, goal-oriented, innovative and proactive. Fluent in written and spoken English.


Further information

Applications should be submitted through our website

http://www.lundbeck.com/global/career no later than November 23rd. For further information, please contact Morten Pedersen on mopd@lundbeck.com or +447887823214. 


Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.