The Company

At Headlands Research, we are building the best clinical trial company in the world. We’re an exceptional family of next-generation clinical trial sites, integrating cutting edge technology and high-quality support services, and significantly expanding participant outreach and participation. Founded in 2018, our company is in high growth mode; we operate 15 clinical trial sites in the US and Canada and have rapid expansion plans.

The Role

Headland Research is seeking a highly motivated, and seasoned operations leader who has the opportunity to empower site leaders to improve the clinical trial process.  This individual should bring a strong background in the clinical industry with specific experience in research trial execution.  Candidates should appreciate the atmosphere of a growing company and the need to impact process development while supporting sites. Success in this position requires agility, collaboration and exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.


  • Operational oversight of multiple clinical trial sites within assigned region (West or East)
  • Lead and develop site leaders (direct reports) through exceptional people management skills, collaboration, and ability to style step as needed to influence positive outcomes
  • Support financial capabilities across all sites resulting in continuously improved revenue and expense management
  • Ensure proper quality standards are in place and regulatory requirements are adhered to for varying study needs
  • Work closely with Executive Director (manager) to implement best in class business development opportunities, people strategies, and site marketing efforts
  • Interface with sponsors as needed to provide confidence in site operations
  • Manage all escalated operational issues in a timely, accurate, and solution-based manner
  • Additional project work as assigned


  • Education - bachelors-degree in business or a health-related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • 5 years + experience in clinical trials industry (sponsor or site) with demonstrated progressive management experience
  • 5 years + experience managing direct reports
  • Prior experience with working in a decentralized setting
  • Global trial experience preferred
  • Superior communication and organizational skills
  • Diverse therapeutic experience
  • Strong command of financial management/ budgeting
  • Strategic planning experience
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