Manager, Clinical Compliance - Clinical Operations
Immunocore

Rockville, Maryland

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About the Company
Immunocore (NASDAQ: IMCR) is a pioneering, commercial-stage T cell receptor biotechnology company whose purpose is to develop and commercialize a new generation of transformative medicines which address unmet patient needs in oncology, infectious diseases and autoimmune disease. Our leaders in R&D are internationally recognised as some of the biotech industry's most successful drug developers. We are creating not just an environment where great minds can interact but an innovation powerhouse answering the big questions.

Focused on delivering first-in-class biological therapies to patients, we have developed a highly innovative soluble TCR platform. Our ImmTAX molecules underpin a new generation of precision engineered drugs that harness the immune system to treat a broad spectrum of diseases with high unmet medical need, including oncology, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases.

We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, while seeking talented individuals to work with us across the many functions that will allow us to deliver new medicines to transform the lives of patients. You will work with outstanding people who together pioneer the research, development and commercialization of bi-specific TCR therapies. We aim to create an environment where individual contributions and initiatives can be maximized, while fostering a culture of collaboration, based on respect and integrity. We want each individual employee to own their career, as part of high-performing teams, and in the context of on-the-job and formal continuous development and training, as well as constructive feedback. We always strive to identify ways to improve what we do and how we do it, by asking questions, voicing opinions, exploring various approaches and staying connected with healthcare professionals, patients, academia and other key partners.
Key Responsibilities
The Manager, Clinical Compliance role is responsible for the management and execution of activities associated with inspection preparedness, inspection support, clinical procedural development and maintenance, clinical training programs, and assessment and investigation of clinical quality compliance issues. This onsite position can be located at either our Rockville, MD or Conshohocken, PA sites.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Lead the development and delivery of GCP and Inspection Readiness training for the Clinical o organization
* Lead the development and implementation of processes and tools to support teams and functions in being inspection ready
* Provide ongoing inspection readiness support and expertise to study teams, including risk mitigation and monitoring
* Execute plans with clinical teams and cross-functionally to prepare for audits and regulatory agency inspections, including support of ongoing storyboarding
* Provide representation for the Clinical Compliance function in Sponsor audits and Regulatory Agency inspections, and supervise Clinical preparation room activities
* Coordinate follow-up within the Clinical organization on all audits, inspection responses, commitments, post-inspection activities, and implementation of corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
* Generate, analyze and communicate inspection readiness metrics
* Drive continuous improvement into inspection readiness and inspection conduct support
* Lead the development and approval of controlled documents related to clinical study processes and systems including Policies, SOPs, Work Instructions, forms and templates in compliance with global regulatory standards
* Lead the strategy execution for role-based curriculum and GCP training within the Clinical organization
* Collaborate with QA with the preparation/collection of all training documents in preparation for internal training file audit (e.g., completed SOP matrices, CVs, JDs etc.)
* Assist with oversight and/or conduct compliance assessments including but not limited to vendor/contractor qualification assessments in collaboration with Quality Assurance
* Assist with management and oversight of the tracking of Suspected Serious Clinical Non-Compliance Issues (SSCNCI), including reporting (if applicable) and ensure follow-up and
closure
* Support the completion of internal audit reports and collaborate with the Quality function(s) to assess process improvement and/or training needs and opportunities.
* Manage follow-up within the Clinical organization on all audits, inspection responses, commitments, post-inspection activities, and implementation of corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
* Track status of open Quality Issues and CAPAs and coordinate with Clinical stakeholders to ensure timely and adequate closure, as appropriate
* Generate, report, and respond accordingly to compliance/inspection readiness KPIs

OTHER DUTIES
* Support and prepare internal and external clinical operations teams for audits
* Provide training on Clinical Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions to ensure compliance with regulatory organizations.
* Support and manage in collaboration with Quality Assurance the clinical quality database observations
* Identify opportunities and provide leadership in continuous improvement of good clinical practices.
* Establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements, relative to inspection readiness support and clinical compliance activities.
* Regularly communicate with senior management or executive levels on matters regarding several functional areas

Experience & knowledge
Essential
* At least 8 years relevant experience in a biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry and/or contract research organization (CRO) with experience in compliance, quality, training or related clinical operations function.
* Expertise in global regulatory and compliance requirements for clinical research, including but not limited to US CFR, EUCTD, and ICH GCP.
* Ensure an enthusiastic and open attitude towards continuous professional development
* Experience with the following skill set:
o Performing PAI and Inspection readiness assessments
o Making high level presentations, both orally and in writing using organizational skills to
complement this
o Delivering open and honest constructive (positive and/or negative) feedback pertaining to
work in hand
oTaking responsibility and ownership for entrusted tasks; seeing tasks through to completion
and dealing with the consequences of failure or success.
o Being flexible to new ideas and approaches; changes of plans, objectives and/or priorities.
Handling disjointed tasks effectively. in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team setting.
o Being able to work productively with others to achieve tasks while showing consideration
for the needs and feelings of others.
o Accomplishing goals under project timelines.

Desirable
Prior experience with the following would be an advantage
* Clinical auditing and relevant clinical operations functions
* Compliance and training

Education & qualifications
* BA / BS. or higher in science related field (biological science, medical, pharmacy or other health related discipline)
* 8+ years' experience in related area with some experience in QA/Audit setting preferred
* Clinical Operations and/or Inspection Readiness experience preferred
* Demonstrated computer skills; proven functional knowledge of Microsoft packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, MS Project, SharePoint)
Some international and local travel maybe required. Approximately up to 20 % travel.


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