Country Clinical Coordinator* UK

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  London. - Job ID: 6768 


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As part of our team of more than 5,000 pioneers, you'll play a central role in solving some of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. In less than a year, we were able to develop our COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to the highest scientific and ethical standards – by far the fastest vaccine development in the history of medicine. We believe our biggest impact is yet to come. BioNTech is investing heavily in its pipeline of cutting-edge treatments for cancer and infectious diseases. The goal is to try to turn many currently incurable cancers into treatable conditions, and prevent deaths from diseases that need not be fatal. 


Guided by our three corporate values: innovation, passion and cohesion, we have set audacious goals to accelerate and increase access to our groundbreaking clinical trials for patients in the NHS, with a headline aim of treating 10,000 NHS patients with personalised cancer immunotherapies by 2030. To achieve this, we signed a landmark partnership with the UK Government, NHS England and Genomics England in July 2023 to mobilize the unique span and capabilities of the NHS, the genomics infrastructure, the forward-thinking regulator and the world-class life sciences sector. Our partnership with the UK will encompass numerous clinical trials across many different cancers, from phase 1 through to registrational. 


To be successful, BioNTech needs to build brand new delivery structures and ways of operating in the UK, in concert with existing global teams. This role will assist the UK Medical Director to identify and liaise with investigators and site clinical teams for our cancer clinical trials. This must be a two-way process in which we engage UK clinicians in our clinical trials and our future vision, while seeking and acting on their feedback. Ultimately, building and maintaining these relationships will determine the success of our project and determine whether UK patients are able to access our therapies. This role comes at an exciting time as BioNTech establishes its UK team. There will be scope to shape our strategy and ways of working, and indeed to further shape the role itself as our work progresses. 


Country Clinical Coordinator* UK 


The Country Clinical Coordinator* is a specialized role that focuses on strategic guidance and clinical trial implementation within a specific country's healthcare system – in this case, the NHS. The Country Clinical Coordinator will offer expert clinical and scientific support throughout the clinical trial lifecycle, from planning to implementation. This role requires a thorough knowledge of the NHS, including healthcare practices, regulatory requirements, and the subtleties of the local medical community. This position requires a combination of scientific skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to navigate the UK healthcare environment effectively, while partnering effectively with relevant internal and external stakeholders such as country specific research organizations.  


Your main responsibilities are: 


  • Healthcare Professional Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with key NHS investigators and external experts, advising on clinical trial protocols and best practices.  
  • Strategic Advising: Offer strategic guidance on clinical trial design and execution, tailored to the NHS system and treatment landscape including reimbursement information.  
  • Clinical Trial Support: Provide scientific and clinical expertise to support the planning and execution of clinical trials, aligned with our strategic priorities. Ensure understanding of NHS site capabilities and priorities. 
  • Regulatory Advice: Support relevant stakeholders as needed to ensure that all clinical trial activities comply with UK regulations and ethical standards. 
  • Knowledge Management: Stay abreast of industry literature, guidelines, competitive landscape, and best practices relevant to clinical trial execution. 
  • Insight Gathering: Collect and analyze feedback from clinical trial sites & investigators to inform and optimize design and strategy, both within individual trials and more broadly across BioNTech activity in the UK. 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders such as Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations, etc. to ensure a cohesive approach to trial execution and healthcare professional engagement.  



What you have to offer:


  • Advanced degree in a relevant scientific or medical field (MD preferred with clinical expertise or training in oncology, preferably experience with modalities in our clinical development pipeline (antibody-drug conjugates, immune checkpoint modulators, cancer vaccines, cell therapies). 

  • Proven track record in pharma sponsored trials setting; or experience of conducting clinical research in an academic setting. This ideally includes experience with clinical trial design, management, and knowledge of UK healthcare regulations and codes of conduct for interacting with healthcare professionals and organizations. 

  • Industry experience in a similar role such as Medical Science Liaison or Clinical Research Associate; or experience in an equivalent role as a healthcare professional. 

  • Strong network within the NHS medical community and academic sites. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Project management and effective prioritization in managing multiple competing priorities. 


Location: you will be based in the UK (working remotely), with regular travel to the London office and semi-regular travel to UK clinical trial/ CVLP sites. You may also need to travel to Germany (Mainz) infrequently to visit global teams. All travel and expenses will be reimbursed.

Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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Note: The availability, eligibility and design of the listed benefits may vary depending on the location. The final requirements for the individual use of our benefits are based on the company's internal policies and applicable law.


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*BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination, favoritism, or harassment based on gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!