Lightship is the premier provider of enterprise level, technology enabled direct-to-patient clinical research. In this capacity, Lightship functions as a telemedicine-enabled site within a research study, which makes research participation more accessible for everyone.

The Senior Manager, International will work in partnership with the EVP, Head of International to develop market insights and manage operational builds for Lightship’s markets outside of the US. This role is critical in laying the foundation for Lightship’s international approach and will be both collaboratively building and executing this strategy. This role will successfully partner with other Lightship teams, including Design, Clinical Operations, Finance and People, developing strong relationships to ensure successful buildouts in all International markets. The Senior Manager, International will be on the front lines of defining what it means for Lightship to expand into a global entity.

Given the distributed team model at Lightship, this position operates in a remote capacity with a strong preference for candidates in the Northeast region of the US. The right candidate will possess a willingness and desire to work independently and autonomously; being a proactive self-starter is a must. Overtime, this position will require mild to moderate travel – approximately 25-40%.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development of Lightship’s market insights research for international clinical trials; understanding key market trends and various competitor landscapes
  • Maintaining current working knowledge of the applicable regulations concerning development and conduct of clinical studies that involves human research patients in Lightship international markets; including but limited to processes, SOPs, and systems across the Company
  • Identifying high-priority goals for specific internal builds, translating those into discreet workstreams, and then driving them through implementation
  • Assisting various Lightship’s business units in assessing potential success factors and risks, including risk management plans, for proposed trials 
  • Assisting in development of International budget and expense review strategies and tools 


  • Bachelor of Science Degree, required
  • 5+ years of experience in management consulting within Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical or Clinical Life Sciences required
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to build and effectively manage workstreams
  • A collaborative, team player who likes relationship building across the organization
  • A problem solver who can proactively anticipate needs and offer thoughtful solutions
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving and changing environment with the skillset to prioritize and delegate tasks and adapt priorities
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to consider wider business implications when considering options and making decisions
  • Can communicate effectively at all levels with confidence and clarity, both written and verbally
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

We would like to offer you:

  • An opportunity to help re-envision how clinical research is executed and deliver high-quality research outputs
  • The chance to work with a patient-centered, clinically oriented, collaborative team to deliver enterprise grade direct-to-patient clinical research solutions at scale
  • An unmatched opportunity to grow as part of an early stage startup
  • Competitive compensation including a performance bonus

Generous benefits package, including:

  • Health, dental & vision that are effective on day one of employment
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous parental leave
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discounts (retail, hotels, food, restaurants, car rentals, and much more)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO), plus holidays and bereavement leave

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Lightship is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace. Lightship considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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