Associate Director/Director, Clinical Data Management

Harpoon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company located in South San Francisco. The company is developing novel biologics that harness the power of the body’s immune system to treat patients suffering from cancer and other diseases. Using its proprietary Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®) platform, Harpoon is developing a pipeline of novel T cell engagers initially focused on the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. HPN424 targets PSMA and is in a Phase 1/2a trial for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. HPN536 targets mesothelin and is in a Phase 1/2a trial for cancers expressing mesothelin, initially focused on ovarian, pancreatic cancers and mesothelioma. HPN217 targets BCMA and is in a Phase 1/2 trial for relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma. HPN328 targets DLL3 and is in a Phase 1/2 trial for small cell lung cancer and other DLL3-expressing tumors. Harpoon has also developed a proprietary ProTriTAC™ platform, which applies a prodrug concept to its TriTAC platform to create a therapeutic T cell engager that remains inactive until it reaches the tumor microenvironment. Harpoon is led by an experienced management team. The company emphasizes a collegial, collaborative environment and has a strong record of scientific innovation, pioneering protein engineering, expertise in tumor immunology and pre-clinical and clinical research. For additional information about Harpoon Therapeutics, please visit

Job Objective: To execute and oversee all Clinical data management activities for Harpoon Clinical Programs. This includes but not limited to developing innovative ideas and testing new processes and systems for the management of clinical data. Provides input to protocol design and influence CRF design, so data collection is efficient, and the study collects only the patient data defined in the study protocol(s). Ensures data in the clinical trial database are complete, consistent and of the highest quality. Contributes proactively to the evaluation and reporting of safety data.

Reports To: Vice President, Development Operations

Supervises: All data management work.

Collaborates with: Clinical Data Management teams across studies and interacts closely with other team members, Harpoon colleagues, consultants and at CROs. He/she collaborates professionally with team members to ensure high quality data collection, data review and reporting.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Ensures delivery by data management consultants and DM staff at CROs.
  • Provides leadership and technical data management input.
  • Represents data management at internal Study and Program Meetings.
  • Keeps team members and senior management fully appraised of clinical data management issues on Harpoon studies in a timely and professional manner.

Project Management

  • Adherence to Harpoon SOPs and Policies.
  • Serves as contact point for other departments and external contacts (eg CROs) on project data management issues as required.
  • Coordinates contributions to, provides input and oversees quality of data management documentation (Data Management Plan, Annotated CRFs, CRF Completion Guidelines et al)

Study Management

  • Maintains protocol level documentation of data management activities.
  • Reviews draft protocol to ensure that the data collection, databasing and reporting requirements can be met.
  • Plays a leading role in the design/review of the case report form (eCRF).
  • Provides input into CRF completion instructions.
  • Co-ordinates User Acceptance Test (UAT) activities for all clinical databases created and updated.
  • Liaises with the CRO data management team to define and implement edit checks on the data.
  • Tracks and monitor the flow of the data from the site to the database and develops and distributes clinical data management Key Performance Indicators/Metrics (KPIs) to study team members, as needed.
  • Carries out appropriate computer assisted and manual reviews of the database to identify data quality issues.
  • Issues data queries related to data quality, track and apply resolutions to the database.
  • Produces and reviews data listings and ad hoc data summaries and listings of the data as required.
  • Performs review and appropriate quality checks of data presentations (TLGs)
  • Supports and responds appropriately to any audit (notably on clinical data management process or products), internal or external.

Process Development

  • Develops processes for new initiatives and refine existing processes related to data management.
  • Participates in SOP development, training, process mapping, implementation of standardized work processes and other departmental activities


Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline (Advanced degree preferred)


  • Preferred 8+ years in a pharmaceutical/biotech or CRO setting; global/international experience a plus.
  • Experience supporting phase 1 to 3 clinical trials. Oncology experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in EDC, key technologies (eg, IXRS) and industry standards including regulatory regulations, ICH-GCP guidelines, and CDISC-conformant clinical data standards with understanding of SAS, SQL and/or other clinical programming applications.
  • Strong understanding of medical data coding classification systems, e.g., MedDRA, WHO-Drug
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint Experience in core DM activities (e.g., DM Plans, data edit specifications, understanding of database dictionaries/specs, electronic data transfers, efforts/process in data quality assurance, use of medical coding dictionaries). SCDM Certification a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to work effectively in both a team setting and independently with minimal oversight
  • Logical thinking, attention to detail and accuracy, good organizational skills, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and to adapt quickly to changing business conditions with a positive attitude
  • Willing to travel if required
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines, demonstrate effective use of time and handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Capable of proactively identifying project challenges and risks and proposing appropriate and strategic solutions to issues.