Director of Clinical Research at 3M

Posted in Management 21 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Job Description:

Director of Clinical Research

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

Here, different minds inspire.

At 3M, diversity and inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people – in thinking, experience, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, personalities, and styles. Embracing the different skills, experiences and abilities of our people are what drive our company forward and keep us relevant.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As the Director of Clinical Research, you will provide oversight and leadership for global clinical research studies across 3M Health Care Business Group (HCBG).  You will be responsible for the successful design and execution of studies conducted on marketed products and new technologies in 3M’s research pipeline.  3M's Healthcare Business Group has a broad portfolio of products and is a market leader in many product categories.  The Healthcare Business Group Clinical team operates in a globally regulated environment with an excellent brand and quality reputation

As the Director of Clinical Research, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Leading a clinical research team responsible for the design and completion of clinical trials including study initiation, monitoring, close-out, analysis, and summary

  • Establishing and maintaining processes to ensure the appropriate deployment of resources including staff on clinical study and priority programs

  • Establishing and maintaining clinical study analytics for clinical team, divisions, and senior management

  • Taking leadership/ownership of clinical standard operating procedures

  • Establishing clinical study database(s) to communicate relevant study information

Your Skills and Expertise 
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Ten (10) years of clinical research experience in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master’s degree in a science related field

  • Experience leading a clinical research execution team responsible for clinical trials

  • Proven operational/process improvement experience such as Six Sigma

  • Experience and knowledge with regulatory/regulated functions and relevant global guidance’s such as ICH and FDA guidelines

  • Experience with new product development programs

Travel: May include up to 25% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being 

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 

Resources for You 

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Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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