VPH EUCAN Technical Director and Clinical Trial Manager H/F on mission

Job Location: 

Lyon or in Ingelheim

Closing date: 

Monday, August 8, 2022 - 20:45

VPH EUCAN Technical Director and Clinical Trial Manager H/F on mission 229406

VPH EUCAN Technical Director and Clinical Trial Manager H/F  on mission

End of distribution of the offer: August 8 , 2022


Position Grade: F                                                          


Important: Please inform your line manager and your HR of your application at the same time

This position can either be filled in Lyon or in Ingelheim

The tertiary site composed of 800 people, located within the Biodistrict of Lyon Gerland, is recruiting a Technical Director and Clinical Trials Manager   M/F for a two-year mission. Position to be filled in January 2023


Main mission :

Boehringer Ingelheim is a leader in the global Veterinary Public Health vaccine market, albeit under strong competitive attack.

Boehringer Ingelheim is recognized as the leader of VPH vaccines in the world (esp. FMD, BTV) for two major reasons: the quality of its products, and the depth of its expertise.

This position supports VPH clients through:

1/ generating and centralizing supportive data for the VPH vaccine range (trials, published information, reports) and materials (e.g. training files).

2/ offering post-vaccination monitoring services to validate the efficiency of national vaccination programs

3/ partnering with the EUCAN commercial manager to develop a comprehensive understanding of VPH diseases, epidemiologic and competitive trends, and to develop a regional business plan that positions BI as a technical leader in the region of responsibility


The role is required to directly oversee the planning, execution and subsequent reporting of clinical trials for existing products.

This position is an essential part of the VPH Technical Service mission, which is to generate and centralize supporting data, information and materials for our products


Missions :

Clinical Trials (data generation) & Scientific Information Management

To be the reference for VPH Tech service for clinical trials best practices. Train local and regional teams to improve their capacity and the quality of regional and local trials.

In collaboration with global, regional and local technical directors, define the trials plan, to coordinate and to verify the accomplishment of laboratory and field trials, studies and data collection related to:

•            Disease & Science related to the VPH product range

•            VPH products

•            Competitors products

The same focus applies for the sourcing and storage of scientific information and materials.


Coordinate the set-up and implementation of clinical trials

-             Protocol, recruitment and preparation

-             Animal phase and laboratory phases

-             Data collection

-             Data analysis (data management, statistics)

Respect timelines and agendas regarding:

-             obtaining relevant authorizations and ensuring compliance with internal policies (legal, IP, Finance, Procurement)

-             field and laboratory operations

-             obtaining of key documents (raw data, reports…etc...)

-             the invoicing of the service

Optimize expenses related to trials.

Search public domain science and find supportive documentation for Merial product and technical platforms


To propose and/or to collect subjects for publication :

-             in journals

-             at congresses

To realize or supervise

-             article writing

-             data collection

-             statistical analysis

-             validation

-             clearance

-             submission


To make available to VPH specialists all publications linked to the product range


EUCAN Technical Director

Act as single entry point for internal and external customers for technical expertise related to VPH vaccines (especially FMD and BTV, product and disease)

Study, be up to date with, and share technical and scientific information related to VPH vaccines, to the Boehringer Ingelheim range of VPH vaccines and those of its competitors, and align with marketing on clear competitive positioning, in order to implement the marketing strategy and to support the sales force

Support regional commercial colleagues for scientific exchanges on FMD, BTV, and other TEDs, provide Boehringer Ingelheim validated answers to questions from customers

Support regional BusOps for Key Accounts Management. Visit Key Accounts regularly and provide scientific information on products and disease through direct exchanges or technical forums

Clear summary of epidemiology for your region, updated quarterly and presented 2x/year. Epidemiologic trends/ strain matching clearly incorporated in regional business plan. Provide scientific advice for vaccine composition

Provide technical support to the regions for addressing Pharmacovigilance issues

Provide training on VPH products to Boehringer Ingelheim employees and distributors, so that they are able to clearly explain our value proposition.


Major responsibilities:

Clinical trials

To define the plan, to coordinate trials, and to ensure proper implementation :

-             in compliance with Boehringer Ingelheim policies

-             according to marketing strategies

-             by collecting data with the highest value and quality

-             by allowing publication at the highest scientific level

-             to ensure a high POS and decrease risk


To write, supervise writing, and coordinate the publication of technical / scientific information supporting VPH products, in the relevant scientific papers, following the highest scientific standards


Congresses & Meetings

To plan, coordinate, supervise the scientific communications of VPH during global congresses, forums and important regional congresses.

To support if necessary scientific communication during local congresses.

To guarantee a convenient risk/benefit balance in the published messages.

To present orally in certain forums.


Internal contacts

VPH: Regional, Local Technical Services, Centers of Excellence, Distributors
Legal department
Departments relevant for database maintenance & information procurement
Regulatory Affairs
Other GCD departments

External contacts

KOLs, veterinary schools/faculties, universities, technical and research institutes, clinical research organizations, customers, diagnostic labs, field vets, technicians…etc…



PhD or MS in epidemiology, virology, parasitology or immunology


Experience in:

Clinical Animal Studies


Scientific documentation – writing, evaluation and publication

Database management

Scientific presentations (including conferences)



Scientific expertise in VPH

Organization skills, project management

Strong focus on objectives and deliverables

Good oral and writing skills

Fluent English

Team work, ability to develop internal and external network

Relationship management with key external scientific and institutional personnel

Adjustability to potentially heavy travel needs

Accountability, Agility, Intrapreneurship (AAI) : this describes how we work at Boehringer Ingelheim. Then join us !



Boehringer Ingelheim encourages diversity by committing in particular to the integration and support of people with disabilities


Job: Epidemiology

Primary Location: Europe-FR-Rhône-Alpes-Lyon

Organization: FR-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health France

Recruiter: Celine Bieth