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Director, Clinical Scientist

ID: 1609
Department: Clinical Research
Location: Cambridge Headquarters
# of Openings: 1


It’s an exciting time for our business. After more than two decades of growth and innovation, in 2019 we plan to create two focused, independent companies: Ironwood and “R&D Co.” This new way of doing business will enhance our agility and innovation, and empower our employees to make a bigger impact on our patients and on our industry than ever before.  “R&D Co.” will harness our pioneering work in cGMP pharmacology to advance an innovative sGC pipeline focusing on serious and orphan diseases. Following completion of the separation, the Director, Clinical Scientist will be a key contributor at “R&D Co.”

The Clinical Research Department is searching for an experienced clinical scientist to help advance its exciting pipeline in the area of serious and rare diseases.



  • The Clinical Scientist will act as either the clinical program or clinical study lead in conjunction with the medical directors in order to implement the strategic and operational clinical research.

  • Provide scientific support by interpreting safety and efficacy results in clinical trials, including gathering, analyzing, reviewing, interpreting, and providing preliminary assessments and recommendations.

  • Contribute to the organization, preparation, and execution of investigator and advisory board meetings.

  • Contribute to the authoring and revision of regulatory submissions.

  • Contribute to drafting manuscripts, review and summarize relevant literature.


Required qualifications:

  • A PharmD, PhD, or PA with at least 5 years of experience in planning, executing, reporting and/or publishing clinical studies.

  • Good understanding of ICH, GCP, and relevant regulatory requirements, and strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to influence, negotiate, and communicate with project team.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-based matrix environment.

  • Prior clinical research experience in one or more of these therapeutic areas: CNS, rare diseases, metabolic and cardiac diseases, renal disease.

  • Ability to identify and cultivate relationships with external partners such as clinical investigators, clinicians, scientists, and vendors.

Ironwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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