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Posted October 24th

Director of Clinical Trials

Chicago, Illinois


Vital Proteins



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Posted October 24th

Director of Clinical Trials

Chicago, Illinois






Full Time

Company Overview

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is comprised of intelligent and innovative individuals who have grit, a passion and perseverance to achieve goals, who work collaboratively and with speed to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.


The Director of Clinical Trials is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of clinicaltrial projects and provides support for clinical trial operations including but not limited to, interacting with the Contract Research Organizations (CROs)/vendors, field clinical research associates (CRAs), clinical investigative sites, and providing general support of the clinical operational activities of the company. This role will work out of our Fulton Market office and report to the CEO.

What you will be responsible for
  • Sets up and manages outside trial vendors including but not limited to third party research, or partner universities
  • Supports clinical operations by ensuring assigned trial activities are completed on time and in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), FDA regulations, and ICH/GCP
  • Participates in the development and implementation of the operational plans for each clinical project
  • Drafts and coordinates review of relevant documents, as assigned, including: protocols, informed consent forms, case report forms, laboratory/monitoring plans, and clinical study reports
  • Manages Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and vendor activities to ensure adherence to deliverables and timelines. May train CROs, vendors, investigators, and study coordinators on study requirements. May serve as point of contact for the CRO, addressing questions and applying knowledge to resolve problems
  • Analysis of data collection and using that data to drive clinical and program design decisions
  • Complies with all applicable policies regarding health, safety, and environmental policies

Who you are
  • BS in life sciences or related field, with a PhD in Pharmacology
  • 7 + years of experience in a clinical research setting, leading and developing studies
  • You have excellent analytical skills and are passionate about communicating trial findings and product efficacy to customers, outside parties, and board members
  • Previous clinical research or studies in relation to collagen protein and the efficacy of the protein
  • You must be comfortable working cross departmentally within an organization
  • You must be comfortable in a changing environment and able to problem solve as challenges arise
  • You are passionate about the health, fitness, and/or beauty market
  • Ability to travel to research clinics or vendors as needed
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English

Vital Proteins is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer
Chicago, Illinois