Please only apply to this job posting if you are a qualified MBBS/MD/DO with training in any field and are interested in the clinical trial. Applicants without MBBS/MD/DO degrees are not eligible for this fellowship.
General Position Summary:
QOLAC is structured by therapeutic area and is responsible for developing and executing the late development (Phase Ib–III) clinical strategies and plans that deliver medically-differentiated therapies that provide meaningful improvement to patients.
QOLAC Clinical Research Fellowship provides candidates with the industry experience they need to transform knowledge into practice. Fellows participate in the development of the Clinical Development (CD) strategy and plan, and help ensure effective and efficient CD plan execution for the assigned molecule(s)/indication(s). Both current and recent physician fellows (i.e. fellowship completed within the last 3 years) interested in a career in clinical research can develop their knowledge of clinical studies and the pharma/biotech industry.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
These would mainly consist of, but are not limited to:
- Clinical Development Team
- Is involved in the design, set-up and execution of Phase Ib-III clinical trials
- Analyzes and interprets data from clinical studies, including biomarkers development, and analysis of patients’ samples
- Participates in the relevant Clinical Science Team (CST)
- Participates as a core or ad hoc member in sub-teams (e.g. Study Management Teams) relevant to assigned molecule(s)/indication(s) and supports the CST lead and overall team
- Participates in strategic meetings (at study or project level) in order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and challenges of drug development
- Maintains the highest standards and levels of scientific and clinical knowledge in the specific therapeutic area(s) of assignment, providing clinical expertise in the disease area for cross-functional teams
- Collaborates with a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders, such as clinical investigators, clinicians, scientists, and Therapeutic Area Experts (TAEs), as well as multidisciplinary internal groups, including other groups in PD research, regulatory, business development, commercial operations, legal, etc.
- Consistently complies with all governing laws, regulations, QOLAC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and other guidelines
- Clinical Fellowship Project
- Secures a mentor from their academic institution (if applicable)
- Designs clinical research projects in area of interest
- Partners with Biostatistics and Programming in order to generate the necessary analyses plans for the research projects
- Is responsible for the generation of abstracts or manuscripts for publication derived from the clinical research findings and presents the research findings at key conferences and other specialty meetings
- Participates in relevant internal and external QOLAC meetings related to the projects
- Completes the research projects within the fellowship’s established timeline
- On an ongoing basis and at the conclusion of the fellowship, presents their data to an internal peer review group
- Education and Training
- With support of the QOLAC mentor, develops an educational project plan to improve their knowledge base on drug development
- Participates in regular therapeutic area meetings on a variety of clinical topics
- Participates in additional relevant QOLAC training opportunities that arise throughout the fellowship
- Completes the QOLAC Standard Operating Procedure training modules
- Will have the opportunity to collaborate with the QOLAC R&D Academy for clinical development education and individualized program development
Candidates for this position should hold the following qualifications, have the following experience, and be able to demonstrate the following abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” or as a “plus,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Qualified physician with a medical degree required (MBBS/MD/DO)
- Current fellow, in the fellowship stage of medical subspecialty training at an academic institution
- Physicians who have recently completed their accredited fellowship training programs within the last 3 years are also eligible
- Experience in generating publications and manuscripts ‒ own publications track record is a plus
- Teaching background is a plus
- Fellows and their academic institutions must agree to uphold QOLAC confidentiality and intellectual property contracts
- Fellows must be able to work at QOLAC located at Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212 Bangladesh, or be able to attend remote working calls during business hours.
- Experience working with the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance (e.g. ISS, ISE, competitor data, etc.)
- Has impeccable ethics.
- Outstanding attention-to-detail
- Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals and ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget accomplishment of such
- Good interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills; can influence without authority
- Strong written communication skills
- Good business presentation skills; is comfortable and effective when presenting to others, internally or externally
- Good negotiation skills: knows how to complete deliverables by working effectively with others internally and externally
- Good judgment and decision-making skills; knows how to make trade-off decisions while balancing ethics and efficacy
- Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally
Please include your curriculum vitae and a cover letter that specifies:
- your rationale for selecting this area of interest
- your areas of specific interest in clinical development
QOLAC is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. QOLAC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, and veteran status.
QOLAC requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at QOLAC, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at QOLAC or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.