General Information

Location: San Francisco, CA

Organization: Medavante-Prophase, Inc

Description and Requirements

The Clinical Scientist supports assigned projects by interacting and communicating with investigative sites, study sponsors, and internal stakeholders to ensure quality and timely delivery of all clinical service offerings.  The Clinical Scientist represents MedAvante-ProPhase (MAPP) scientific expertise at all external meetings. The Clinical Scientist co-leads all assigned projects with Project Management and collaborates cross-departmentally to ensure the success of the project.   


To be considered for U.S.-based positions unless currently employed by WCG, where permitted by applicable law (including any applicable reasonable accommodation, medical or religious exemption), candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by start date.

Location:  Our Clinical Scientists may work remote at any location throughout the United States and/or Europe.  Our HQ office is located in New Jersey.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • External facing clinical representative responsible for the independent clinical management of international clinical trials
  • Own scientific responsibility and co-lead each assigned project, along with accountability for ensuring that the scientific integrity is maintained and all necessary analyses and remediations are conducted and effectively communicated
  • Actively participate in internal and external project meetings (e.g., weekly external client call, Investigators’ meetings)
  • Review, monitor, and proactively address issues regarding study level metrics; present study dashboards to sponsors by reviewing data, any outliers or areas of concern, as well as any actions taken to address these concerns
  • Resolve clinical quality or training related issues
  • Responsible for the calibration of clinical team, conduct rater training events, and remediations as specified in the study-specific training plans
  • Provide scientific support to external and internal stakeholders, leveraging strong communication and negotiation skills and strategies
  • Respond to and resolve external inquiries regarding MedAvante-ProPhase scoring or feedback
  • Communicate with all internal stakeholders and coordinate resources to meet project objective
  • Assist with or take responsibility for the development of project deliverables (e.g., scale verification, electronic form development, training materials for in-person or online training, etc.)
  • Work with Business Development to review potential studies, RFPs, as needed
  • Develop and nourish peer-to-peer relationships with external consultants, key opinion leaders, and Clinicians, both regionally and in research areas of interest
  • Actively participate in research and publications efforts and report research results externally through peer-reviewed journals, conferences, or other appropriate venues
  • Identify the need for and contribute to the development   of departmental and cross-disciplinary work instructions, process guidelines and standard operating procedures to ensure all processes and procedures meet SOP/GCP requirements

Education Requirements:

  • Graduate degree required, preferable in a life science discipline

Experience Requirements:

  • Five years of experience in the clinical research industry required; experience working for a biopharmaceutical sponsor or a clinical research organization preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of experience with the administration of rating scales with practical knowledge of study endpoints as part of sponsored clinical research is required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a clinical scientist, clinical trial science lead or similar role with client-facing scientific responsibilities 
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead through influencing and negotiating; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to integrate in a team, motivate others and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong problem solving/decision making skills, demonstrated by ability for independent critical thinking, solution generation and engagement in active scientific exchange
  • Solid understanding of basic and intermediate research methods and statistics
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills across audiences with a demonstrated ability to assess complex situations and devise impact-generating solutions based on incomplete data.
  • Demonstrated ability to present in front of large audiences from varied backgrounds requiring the ability to tailor the discussion to meet their needs.

About Us:

MedAvante-ProPhase, a member of WCG, is a global provider of specialty solutions in clinical trials. Our goal is to optimize the selection, use, and analysis of behavioral endpoints to mitigate trial risk and maximize the likelihood of study success. Through collaboration and evidence-based innovation, we work to transform measurement science in clinical trials and improve outcomes for all stakeholders. Our services support all measurement-related activities in clinical trials and include eCOA and Endpoint Surveillance, Rater Qualification and Training, and Study Start-Up Support. By partnering with Sponsors, CROs and sites, and using a risk-based approach, we deliver services that are highly customized to study needs and adapted regionally for global trials.