Allergan Clinical Scientist Manager in Irvine, California

Clinical Scientist Manager

Irvine, California, United States at

Aug 29, 2016Post Date

149990Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Clinical Scientist Manager supports the Clinical Team Lead in developing Clinical Development Plans, protocol synopses, and protocols. He/she will search, compile and summarize research literature and scientific overviews to support the clinical research to broaden the understanding of current research in the field and prepare background summaries for clinical research and regulatory documents.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Supports the clinical team under the guidance of a Clinical Lead in designing the clinical program

  • Compiles the literature relevant to the therapeutic area and indication to support the development of clinical programs

  • Summarizes literature and scientific overviews to understand current research in the field and the competitive environment

  • Supports coordination of Clinical Development Plans, protocol synopses and protocols

  • Assists Clinical Lead in coordination of clinical team activities (e.g. liaison with Data Management, Biostatistics, Regulatory, Medical Safety Physician)

  • Proactive and critical evaluation of the multiple aspects of trial design to ensure timely delivery of excellent quality results.

  • Liaison of the TA to Regulatory Affairs and other departments to support compilation and updating of regulatory and other documents

  • In collaboration with the Clinical Team Lead and Clinical Scientist supports and plans expert panels/Advisory Board meetings (Dermatology/Medical Aesthetics)

  • Must conduct work activities in compliance with all Allergan internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements (ICH, PhRMA, and CFR guidelines). Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • 5+ years’ experience with clinical trial design and development of global clinical programs, including at least 3 years in the conduct of clinical studies

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and GCPs

  • Ability to Travel up to 25%

Preferred Skills/Qualification

The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

  • 2 years therapeutic area experience (Dermatology/Medical Aesthetics) preferred, but not required


  • BS or BA with 8+ years pharmaceutical industry or clinical medicine experience OR

  • Master’s degree with 5+ years pharmaceutical industry or clinical medicine experience

  • PhD, MD, or PharmD a plus, but not required