Head of Clinical Operations

Full Time , Remote


Send your resume and a short introduction to: careers@loyalfordogs.com

Loyal is an early stage company developing drugs to help dogs live longer, healthier lives.

We are hiring a Head of Clinical Operations. The ideal candidate has context for human or veterinary clinical trials and is excited to ideate from first principles how to make them a smoother and more enjoyable experiences for veterinarians, pet parents and their dogs. We are a fast moving startup with great science and high expectations. You can learn more about our culture and working at a startup here.

You will lead our current Clinical Operations & Development team (three people) and spearhead its growth as we get ready for further clinical studies later this year. You will work closely with our R&D (led by Michael LaCroix-Fralish) and Computational Biology (led by Tom Roseberry) teams. This is a great role for someone with a startup-y mindset who is mission motivated by developing new medicines and wants to apply a disruptive mindset to biopharma. While previous experience as a Clinical Operations lead is not necessary, you should be prepared to manage a technical team, expert consultants, and learn the intricacies of clinical operations.

Loyal is founded and led by a first-gen, female CEO – we encourage and look forward to diverse applicants.

Your work may include

  • Leading a team; current team is three people, you will have the opportunity to grow it to ~15 people within the next 12 months.

  • Building the study platform from the ground up for interventional studies

  • Designing ways for veterinarians and pet owner to engage in studies

  • Creating and implementing processes to run pivotal studies to standard regulatory standards.

  • Creating processes to run observational studies efficiently and effectively

  • Executing multiple studies simultaneously

  • Working with Consumer and the Director of Veterinary Medicine to advertise the study

  • Working with Computational Biology on tools and data analytics

  • Identifying, recruiting and developing new clinical trials sites

Education and Work Experience

  • Previous exposure to clinical studies on the veterinary or human side

  • Understanding of the intersection of regulatory requirements and patient studies

  • Nice to have - specific experience of GCP and running clinical trials from the sponsor side

How You Work & Think

We are looking for an excellent first-principles thinker and team manager.

  • Flexible, open-minded, and have a positive mindset toward working in the fast-paced and rapidly evolving start-up environment

  • You are detail oriented, thrive in the minutia, responsive, and see high-responsibility environments as an opportunity to support yourself

  • You have exceptional integrity as well as excellent attention to detail, personal organization, and communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • You have a high degree of personal drive and incredibly high standards for your and your teams' output


  • Loyal is based in San Francisco. Remote OK - must be willing to travel as necessary (max estimated once a month)

  • Full coverage health/dental/vision

  • Monthly education/learning allowance/budget for books and self-improvement

Interested? Email careers@loyalfordogs.com