Senior Director, Clinical Operations (Europe)

Summary of Position:

This position has responsibility for strategic and operational leadership relating to the direction, planning execution, and conduct of clinical trials in Europe. The successful candidate will provide day to day management of clinical studies being conducted in Europe, managing relationship with CROs, clinical sites, vendors and internal teams.


Job Title:  Senior Director, Clinical Operations (Europe)

Reports to:  VP Clinical Operations

Employment Type:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Date:  Winter 2020

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work across all aspects of clinical and proactively identify potential issues and put in plans to mitigate/avert
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information
  • Strong organizational skills able to fully outline tasks and bring clinical trials to report
  • Detail oriented and accurate, good communication skills both written and spoken
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members
  • Communicates program status, cost and escalates ongoing issues to ensure timely decision-making
  • Provides study-level hands-on direction and support as it relates to timelines and project delivery to cross-functions including clinical management, data management, clinical supplies, safety, regulatory affairs and quality
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Abel to support the development of clinical operations infrastructure including standard operating procedures (SOPs), working practice documents, vendor oversight standards, key performance indicators
  • Experience directly leading oncology studies and phase1b/2 oncology studies conducted globally and/or in Europe
  • Line management experience preferred
  • Motivated to learn or advance own expertise and value
  • Able to influence, negotiate, problem solve and drive results
  • Diligent, creative, entrepreneurial with the ability to independently execute
  • Takes ownership


  • BA/BS in scientific field of study, Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 12 years of clinical operations experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology, is required
  • Experience managing clinical trials conducted in Europe and globally
  • A minimum of 5 years of oncology study experience
  • Prior monitoring and/or clinical project management experience is strongly preferred
  • Therapeutic experience in oncology, Ovarian cancer experience preferred
  • Experience in all phases of clinical trials through marketing submission


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k)

Aravive, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, protected veteran status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Overview: Aravive, Inc. is developing treatments designed to halt progression of life-threatening diseases, including cancer and fibrosis. Our approach draws on novel insights into targeting signaling pathways that drive the activation, migration and invasion of abnormal cells into healthy tissues. The company is based in Houston, Texas, and received support from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). For more information, please visit our website at

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