Associate Principal Scientist, Clinical Research

Job Description

Auto req ID: 206018BR

Job Description

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Functional Description:


As an Associate Principal Scientist with PepsiCo on the R&D Life Sciences team, you will have unique opportunities to participate in the development of a diverse portfolio of beverage products. The R&D teams translate strategic market objectives into new products, claims and processes, optimize designs per consumer response and select winning ideas for commercialization. The R&D Life Sciences team of ~100 associates, provides the unique expertise to interpret, communicate and translate the science around physiology, diet and health​. This role specifically focuses on the execution and delivery of high-quality clinical research and publications.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Independently manages clinical trial project execution to ensure that trial timelines, costs, and quality metrics are met
  • Maintains sponsor’s TMF for document management and trial registration
  • Standardizes procedures and creates templates, with customizing as needed
  • Responsible for the preparation and finalization of project and study-related documents including: ICFs, protocols, CRFs, other study specific documents & regulatory documents etc., as required
  • Identifies and resolves clinical project issues and recommends corrective actions
  • Scouts, evaluates capabilities, reviews bids and participates in selecting external vendors
  • Manages external vendors (CROs, clinical sites, Central Labs, IRBs)
  • Provides study-specific training to CRO, sites and other contract personnel, and in-house GCP training
  • Monitors and tracks clinical trial progress, subject recruitment and provides status update reports
  • Plans, executes, and leads study-specific meetings
  • Develops monitoring plans and conduct monitoring visits as required
  • Writes and reviews monitoring reports to ensure quality and resolution of site-related issues
  • Partner with other R&D groups to achieve deliverables
  • Works with Product Development to coordinate blinding, labeling, storage and shipment of study product and oversees clinical supplies logistics
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, ICH/GCP/local regulations and regulatory guidelines
  • Reviews of clinical data at the CRF, data listing, and report table levels, as well as clinical study report
  • Travel as required to carry out responsibilities
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications/Requirements

  • BS/MS degree in scientific discipline with at least 5 years of clinical research experience
  • Knowledge of GCP, ICH guidelines and regulatory requirements for clinical trial management; Strong clinical study management skills
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively disseminate information to project team and outside parties
  • Experience developing trial plans including developing plan for site monitoring, site selection, and clinical supplies management
  • Extensive clinical research knowledge and cross-functional understanding of clinical trial methodology
  • Excellent organizational, conflict resolution, prioritization and negotiation skills
  • Team oriented and ability to effectively collaborate with study team, cross-functional team members, and external partners
  • Ability to handle a high volume of highly complex tasks within a given timeline
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willing to travel approximately 30% of the time

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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