PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access brings together our expertise across every stage of the long and complex process of vaccine research, development, and delivery to make lifesaving vaccines widely available to children and communities across the world. CVIA’s current portfolio encompasses more than two dozen vaccines either in development or already in use to protect against 17 different diseases. Our focus is on vaccines to address the leading diseases that claim children’s lives worldwide: pneumonia, diarrheal disease, and malaria; as well as other global health priorities, such as polio and meningitis. We work in partnership with national health ministries, pharmaceutical manufacturers, donors, international financing and regulatory organizations, and many others. PATH has led numerous global partnerships, including the award-winning Meningitis Vaccine Project and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, which helped develop the first malaria vaccine candidate recommended for pilot implementation.
The Medical Officer (MO) Team Leader is a senior MO with more than 10 years of experience conducting clinical research with a significant leadership role undertaking substantial management responsibilities and high-level expertise in the scientific and strategic design of studies and clinical development plans in support of product development. The MO Team Leader leads and supervises the work of the CVIA Clinical MOs and reports to the Clinical Global Head of CVIA Clinical.
- Contribute to leadership of CVIA Clinical as a member of the CVIA Clinical Management team.
- Support the planning, oversight and implementation of clinical trials conducted by CVIA.
- Serve as a resource decision leader for review of allocation of medical officer resources to support the clinical portfolio.
- Supervise the activities of the MOs towards the fulfillment of all their functions, providing guidance, ensuring adherence to PATH policies and CVIA SOPs, maintaining timelines, addressing challenges, trouble shooting, advising on investigations and CAPAs.
- Identify and address performance concerns of medical officer staff.
- Ensure that the MOs are qualified by education, training and experience to support the assigned clinical trials.
- Promote the job satisfaction of staff by acknowledging their contributions.
- Provide opportunities for professional growth and support career development; identify training opportunities.
- Provide consultation in the selection of appropriate clinical sites and investigators, clinical laboratories and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs).
- Responsible for and ensures training of staff on Good Clinical Practices, human subjects protection, responsible conduct of research, local and international regulations and ethical requirements.
- Review progress of all ongoing clinical trials, assess risks, anticipate issues, resolve issues related to the conduct of the trial, address conflict, interact with partners at a higher level.
- Identify and advise on the resolution of safety issues and other problems that may impact trials progress or quality.
- Lead work-force planning for staff under your supervision.
- Actively participate in CVIA Clinical Leadership meetings to:
- Discuss new areas of engagement for the team, including support to new studies.
- Discuss staff assignments and identify future needs.
- Discuss and decide on workforce allocations (including staff LOE).
- Discuss and allocate CVIA Clinical resources (travel, training, consultantships, materials, etc.).
- Convene and lead regular, periodic discussion among medical officers, addressing scientific, clinical, and administrative issues.
- Identify, evaluate, and provide mitigation plans for operational risks in the implementation of clinical trials.
- Ensure status and progress of clinical trial projects are current and accurate.
- Responsible for the development of a comprehensive approach to coordination, harmonization, and oversight of clinical trial activities across CVIA.
- Participate in ORA quarterly routine meetings.
- Participate in ORA meetings related to specific discussion on study issues (non- compliance, protocol violations, and other).