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Senior Clinical Operations Director

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan, and to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

Calico is seeking a Senior Clinical Operations Director with extensive experience in early stage exploratory clinical development, bringing novel therapeutics from research discovery into the clinic. The Senior Clinical Operations Director will be accountable for developing and overseeing the operational strategy in support of Calico’s clinical portfolio. In addition, this individual will direct and manage external partners to advance Calico’s early development programs.

The successful candidate will join a small clinical team responsible for overseeing a pipeline of exciting drug candidates to treat diseases with high unmet medical need. In addition, they will enable navigation of new terrain in drug development and will serve as the principal spokesperson for Clinical Operations while establishing themselves as a strategic thought partner to Calico’s team of talented life scientists.

Position requirements:

  • 10-15 years of experience in clinical drug development, including 5+ years experience in early phase clinical development (FIH through to proof-of-concept)
  • Experience across therapeutic areas including oncology
  • Experience in execution of innovative operational strategies in a global environment
  • Demonstration of being a highly effective team member with experience in productive collaboration on cross-functional complex projects
  • Detail-oriented mindset with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of lateral thinking with the ability to drive forward results and support innovation
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