Senior Clinical Research Director (f/m/x)

Cara Care by HiDoc Technologies GmbH Published: February 17, 2021
Berlin, Germany
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Cara Care aims to support every person in the world with a gastrointestinal disease with the first therapeutic digital companion for digestive care. Their platform combines the power of UX, UI, Data Science, Marketing, Tech, Medicine, Business, and Psychology to shape the user experience and provide the first evidence-based, digital therapy for digestive health.

To date, Cara Care has helped more than 650,000 people across Germany and the United States manage digestive diseases with over a 78% success rate. How it works: By downloading the Cara Care app, individuals can customize their experience by keeping a digital food and symptom log to track personal data. It will then analyze the data and show correlations to make improvements in your everyday diet. If you choose to purchase the premium upgrade, you will gain access to personalized nutrition therapy.

The premium upgrade gives you full access to our licensed Dieticians, Customer Care team and a 12 week program that is specifically tailored to you depending on the illness and symptoms. Our therapy programs also include mental health interventions with hypnotherapy and gut-directed relax sessions. The digital platform allows users to get effective and personalized treatment outside of the doctor’s office. GI diseases are highly influenced by factors like diet, stress, physical activity, and mental health. Cara Care can help identify a person’s triggers for symptoms and flare ups, and then tailor the professional treatment to reduce those symptoms and enhance their quality of life.

By monitoring your digestive health, you can improve your overall well-being and feel better by making smarter choices for your body. The Market: According to the Massachusetts Medical Society, gastrointestinal diseases cost $136 billion annually in healthcare expenditures, more than heart disease and trauma in annual costs. Tens of millions of individuals deal with gut issues, and there is a huge gap between those who seek GI help and those who suffer. Digital therapeutics is a part of the next wave in healthcare, and mobile software can have a significant therapeutic effect on patients.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, point-of-care tools such as applications on smartphones has been shown to support better clinical decision-making and improved patient outcomes. Offering a mobile product gives users a more convenient and comfortable way of tackling their health issues. What it is like to work with us: We are looking for a Senior Clinical Research Director (f/m/x) to support us in our mission with immediate effect. We are an interdisciplinary team of doctors, designers and software engineers who are all passionate about what we are building and how it can help people.

Our work is inspired by our patient’s journey and our actions are focused on impact and results. We thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment, while appreciating what it means to be healthy and well. To learn a bit more about our motivation, our team and company, you can visit our career page:

Responsibilities Project management and execution of all clinical studies, including but not limited to paper publications, technical decks, clinical trials, regulatory filings, and scale-up Partnership management with existing academic partners and CROs, e.g. Harvard Medical School Management of each research project from ideation to execution Evaluation of study progress and metrics to identify risks Monitoring of clinical studies to ensure clinical data quality Development of the required clinical documents in collaboration with investigators and the cross-functional study team Owning the scheduling for project kick off meetings and facilitating regular internal review meetings to correspond to timelines Cultivation of strong relationships with clinical investigators and site staff Assisting with data entry, analysis and overall interpretation of clinical data Development of clinical procedures and process improvement initiatives Collaboration with key functional teams in order to align the clinical study with needs for other cross-functional team members (Marketing, Product, Patient Management etc.) Working directly with the leadership team to define the scope of work and plan for each project You are a curious and ultra fast learner to become and stay a leading expert in GI and digital health

Requirements 6+ years of professional level clinical experience, preferably in a medical or pharmaceutical environment B.S. degree from an accredited university; PhD or MD, or relevant higher degree is a plus Proficiency in clinical regulations and processes associated with conducting a clinical study You have established a scientific reputation in the medical field as evidenced by publication track record Proficient knowledge of medical terminology, clinical practices, physiology and/or applicable disease states and project management Strong people/relationship skills, with a proven ability to identify requirements and manage expectations You love to stay up to date about the latest trends and findings in our disease areas and industry You are eager to empower your coworkers with meaningful insights and finding Outstanding ability to think strategically in order to identify critical information and resolve challenges within clinical studies

Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in technical or scientific writing & excellent/fluent German written and spoken skills. The ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, metric-driven environment and high tolerance for ambiguity You have managed and streamlined processes with research, operations teams, and leadership teams, and have had to think about every aspect of a project, most importantly the prioritisation of time, and how the needs of one project impact another Strong prioritization, time management and organizational skills You have a demonstrated ability to work under uncertain conditions and meticulous attention to detail and understand how hundreds of small moving parts contribute to the overall success of a project.

High responsibility and meaningful work – help people improve their lives A vibrant team and a friendly working atmosphere Ability to significantly influence the direction of our startup Competitive salary with regularly salary reviews Participate from our success: Equity options 26 days holiday a year (plus public holidays) The best equipment and setup to be productive Flexible working hours. If you prefer early starts, late finishes or remote Team events, weekly breakfasts and team drinks A well-equipped office in the heart of Berlin with plenty of snacks, drinks, fresh fruit and a great espresso machine

Next Steps: 1) Application Review We will review your application as quickly as possible and reply to you with the next steps. If we have not selected your CV/LinkedIn profile, please do not let that put you off applying again. We get many applications and sometimes it is just not the right match. We try our best, but often cannot provide you with individual feedback if we get a lot of applications. 2) Introductory Call with HR If we move on to the next stage, we will arrange a brief intro call where we can tell you more about us and chat through what you are looking for. We are also open to answer your questions about Cara Care. (Tip: It is best to make calls in a quiet place, so please pick a time where you know you are going to be free.) 3) Phone Interview with Hiring Manager If you wish to proceed in the hiring process with us, we will schedule an interview call with the hiring manager to discuss your previous work experience and your career aspirations. We may sometimes also send you a case study to complement the skill assessment. 4) On-Site Interviews with Our Team & Offer Following an interactive interview, you will meet the team in person/video call. If we both think that it is a good fit, we will make you an offer. We value your time and try to make the process as fast as possible and will always provide you with feedback from all of our interview stages.

At Cara Care we care about equal opportunities Diversity is important to us. We need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. That's why we're committed to hiring people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. We understand that applying for a new job takes a lot of work and we really value your time. Our team is looking forward to reading your application!