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Sr. Clinical Program Manager

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Danvers, MA, US

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery


Abiomed has the immediate opportunity for an exceptional, motivated clinical study leader to join the quickly-growing Clinical Operations team. This is an exciting and highly-visible opportunity to lead ground-breaking studies that will continue to shape the field of Heart Recovery!


The Senior Clinical Program Manager will represent the Clinical Operations team both internally and externally in managing the successful full-cycle execution of key clinical studies. Reporting to the Director of Clinical Programs, the Senior Clinical PM is responsible for setting the vision for and executing an Abiomed Clinical Study(ies). This leader ensures that the clinical study they are managing is conducted in accordance with GCP/ICH guidelines and FDA regulations.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create the strategic vision for, manage and execute a highly-complex study for a Class III device 
  • Effectively manage a study that enrolls high-risk patients in a fast-paced environment
  • Conduct clinical research programs in accordance with approved project plan 
  • Project development, execution & performance tracking (risk-management, administration, financial management, budgeting and issue resolution)
  • Comprehensive study management for clinical study, including but not limited to: 
    • protocol and database development
    • site management and monitoring
    • project planning
    • report writing
    • regulatory applications
    • publications strategies
  • Provide leadership and program representation internally & externally 
  • Manage Governance Committees meetings
  • Provide regular Study Status Reports to cross-functional Leadership teams
  • Quality Assurance support and management-level representation during audits and inspections
  • In collaboration with Director, procure & oversee outside vendors and consultants
  • Develop and implement daily clinical research operations related to the study to meet corporate goals and objectives within budget
  • Collaborate with Regulatory Affairs to prepare clinical summaries for IDEs, 510(k)s, PMAs and related regulatory filings
  • Maintain compliance to company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and applicable regulations
  • Maintain knowledge of competitive technologies in addition to medical, technical and biomedical developments related to Abiomed products

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Science, Engineering, or directly applicable medical/scientific field
  • 10+ years of clinical research experience, including global / international experience 
  • 3-5 years of medical device clinical research experience
  • Expertise in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) & regulatory compliance guidelines for clinical trials 
  • Direct experience successfully conducting Pre/Post-Market Clinical strategies to align with business objectives
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 30-35% of the time (Sites, Vendors, Conferences)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Class III medical device experience preferred; experience with Class III cardiovascular devices strongly preferred
  • MS or graduate degree 
  • Experience with site and sponsor level FDA BIMO investigation(s) 
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) 



Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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