Sr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

US: USA Remote

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The purpose of the Sr. Director, Diversity in Clinical Trials role is to define and implement the strategy for inclusive representation in clinical trials by participants and investigators by working across the greater Clinical Design Delivery & Analytics (CDDA) organization, and external collaborators. This role will be responsible for oversight and tracking of the strategy and working with internal and external partners to understand and address the challenges within various populations toward accessing clinical trials. This role will leverage and work with key team members to ensure appropriate communication and knowledge sharing to complement and learn from other diversity initiatives. This role also includes influencing key decisions with the CDDA leadership through tracking and reporting metrics.

Primary Responsibilities:

Strategy Development and Delivery

  • Accountable for the design, implementation and oversight of participant centric external engagement strategies to ensure appropriate representation across therapeutic area portfolios that align with organizational goals

  • Develop expertise on the cultural norms for the various underrepresented populations, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability

  • Lead the engagement with internal and external groups to gain cultural understanding of the social determinants of health for all underrepresented populations

  • Lead and influence cross functional communication and shared learning to ensure common understanding of accountabilities and innovative practices across groups

  • Identify and drive the adoption of approaches/tactics that may be new, different or innovative to remove barriers

  • Build and maintain key customer relationships (e.g., academia, advocacy, professional organizations, government entities) to support Lilly strategy around increasing diverse representation …

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