Who We Are

Kinnate Biopharma Inc. is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on expanding on the promise of targeted therapies for those battling cancer.

The company is developing medicines for known oncogenic drivers where there are no approved targeted drugs and to overcome the limitations of marketed cancer therapies, such non-responsiveness or acquired and intrinsic resistance.

Kinnate has two lead clinical programs being studied in solid tumors with RAF, NRAS and FGFR-driven alterations, and is rapidly progressing a pipeline of additional small molecule drug candidates as part of the Kinnate Discovery Engine.

The company is driven by the urgency and knowledge that patients are waiting for new, effective cancer medicines.   Come join us to help improve lives.

For more information, visit www.kinnate.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Your Impact at Kinnate

We are seeking a Senior Clinical Studies Manager or Associate Director, Clinical Operations to support expansion of the company’s development pipeline. Reporting to the Director, Clinical Operations, this individual will be responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of assigned clinical studies, including studyp, subject recruitment, study conduct, and study close-out. This individual will perform required job duties with minimal guidance to ensure study timelines, budget, and quality metrics are met, and that the study is conducted in compliance with the protocol, SOPs and applicable regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, be agile and able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and have solid experience leading the execution of global oncology studies across all phases of clinical development. Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on level of experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Implement the operational strategy for clinical studies within a clinical program, in collaboration with the cross-functional team and clinical leadership

Provide operational expertise and input into the development of clinical documents, e.g., study protocols and amendments, investigator brochures, case report forms, informed consent forms, study plans, site manuals, etc.

Lead the cross-functional study execution team to ensure that study deliverables and milestones are met.

Manage all aspects of clinical study execution, including oversight and day-to-day management of CROs and other service providers (central lab, drug depot, etc.) as required.

Develop and effectively manage study timelines to ensure alignment with overall program objectives and milestones.

Manage cross-functional communication to ensure all stakeholders are informed of and aligned on operational activities and progress.

Ensure clinical studies are conducted in compliance with SOPs, ICH/GCP guidelines, and FDA regulations. Oversee and ensure high quality of clinical trial execution and trial data.

Proactively identify, communicate, and manage risks that may affect clinical program milestones, quality, or budget.

Identify and select qualified vendors. Responsible for vendor performance management.

Accurately manage study budgets, including accruals reporting and forecasting, invoice review, and oversight of investigator grants.

Contribute to Clinical Operations resource and budget planning.

Contribute to the development of department SOPs, systems, policies, best practices, and standards that support high quality clinical trial execution and GCP inspection readiness.

May manage direct reports, including ongoing performance management, mentorship, and career development.

Approximately 15% travel may be required, consistent with project needs

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive, list of the expected initial duties associated with the position. The role will evolve over time and changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

The Right Stuff

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in a scientific discipline or health-related field

5-8+ years prior experience in a clinical operations role; prior leadership or management experience preferred

Demonstrated proficiency in clinical trial execution (oncology, Phase I-III global studies), including resource, budget, and vendor management

Thorough knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines and FDA regulations

Strategic agility; demonstrated critical thinking, problem-solving, and negotiation skills

Self-disciplined, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize tasks to meet critical deadlines

Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

Excellent proficiency in software applications required in day-to-day job function

NOTE:  This position summary is not intended to be all inclusive.   Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


We offer a competitive total rewards package that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.  The salary reasonably expected to be paid for this role is $176,700 to $189,300.  The actual compensation and seniority level for this position will be determined based on relevant experience and qualifications.  This position is eligible for an annual cash bonus and equity awards.  Our employees are also eligible to receive other benefits including: 

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • 10 Company Paid Holidays - plus 2 annual paid “Refresher Days”

  • Wide variety of comprehensive health, dental, and vision packages – most with minimal to no out-of-pocket expenses for employees

  • Company contribution to 401k plan

  • Employee stock purchase program

  • Annual Massage Days

  • Free local gym memberships

  • Healthy Lifestyle Reimbursement Program

  • Home Office Reimbursement Program

Kinnate is proud to be responsible members of our communities. Subject to applicable law, we require all our employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, all applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. 


EEO & Employment Eligibility.  Kinnate Biopharma Inc. is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company. We provide equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Kinnate Biopharma Inc. also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of applicable law.


Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Kinnate Biopharma Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Kinnate or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Kinnate’s internal HR Team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Kinnate, and Kinnate will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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