Senior Clinical Project Manager (439611)
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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016
Redwood City, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
OVERVIEW:This position will work with the clinical team to manage execution of clinical studies for Client's various products. The position will either focus on complex Phase 1 studies or global Phase 3 studies. Depending on project complexity and level of experience, this may include managing one or more clinical studies and/or managing a multi-national region for multiple global clinical studies. This position will assist in the management of contract research organizations, clinical laboratories, and other vendors, including clinical sites; collaborate with clinical development partners, as well as other internal departments to ensure that the clinical studies are conducted on time and within budget. This position will also assist with the development of processes and infrastructure within clinical operations. Principle Responsibilities and Duties: Collaborate with other Client functional areas and consultants, such as Drug Planning, Project Management, Finance, Quality Systems, and Regulatory Affairs in order to successfully coordinate assigned clinical study/program. Act as primary liaison to CROs and vendors for assigned clinical study/programs, providing Client representation and ensuring adherence to project scope, deliverables and timelines. Facilitate study start up with CROs and clinical sites as necessary, including, working closely with CRO to complete template clinical documents, such as, ICF, source document worksheets, CRF specifications and development, clinical site agreements, and other study documentation. Organize and run assigned clinical study team meetings and teleconferences. Manage study logistics and monitoring activities to ensure that milestones and deliverables are well defined and achieved; recognize and escalate issues that may jeopardize timelines and deliverables, or lead to out of scope expenses. Track and report clinical trial information and progress regarding patient recruitment, screening, monitoring, clinical and laboratory (PK/PD/ADA) data, data cleaning status for assigned clinical study/program, etc. May conduct clinical site, CRO, and/or vendor monitoring visits and co-monitoring visits with CRO staff, and/or with compliance personnel, including pre-study qualification visits, site initiation visits, routine study visits, trial master file review visits, vendor qualification or selection visits etc. Ensure adherence to all documentation requirements and process at the CRO(s), all other vendors and within Client. Monitor the maintenance of the clinical trial master files per SOPs and GCP, at the CRO(s) and vendors. Review clinical study files for completeness periodically throughout and at the completion of clinical trials and prior to archiving. Set-up and manage necessary portions of the trial master file in-house for assigned clinical study/program. Assist in the development of clinical project timelines to meet critical company milestones. Write or contribute to the development of clinical documents such as, clinical protocols, consent forms, Study Operations Plan, Monitoring Plan, Communication Plan, investigator brochure, clinical study reports, INDs/CTAs, marketing applications, annual regulatory reports, etc. Coordinate the RFP process, review vendor proposals, and negotiate budgets for assigned clinical study/program. Assess feasibility for assigned clinical studies and contribute to the investigator/site selection process. In collaboration with Finance, assist in the development, forecasting, monitoring, and reporting of assigned clinical study/program budgets. In collaboration with other Client clinical staff and departments ensure the clinical studies are conducted in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations, Good Clinical Practice regulations and internal Standard Operating Procedures. May act as primary liaison with clinical teams of development partners on assigned studies/program. Contribute to the writing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), standard forms and study-specific guidelines to support clinical operations. Travel as required to domestic and international development partners, CROs, vendors, and clinical sites, as needed, approximately 30%. Experience, Education, Training, Traits: BS in life sciences. 7+ years of experience of biotech/pharmaceutical clinical operations experience with 5 in a clinical trial management role. Must have experience in managing the execution of complex Phase 1 and/or global Phase 3 clinical trials, preferably in inflammation or oncology-related therapeutic areas. Strong experience in CRO and vendor management to support global clinical trials Excellent knowledge of FDA/EMEA regulations and GCP/ICH guidelines regarding clinical trial management. Demonstrated skills in writing/reviewing clinical study protocols, CRF designs, CSRs, regulatory documents (including IND/CTA, marketing application documents and annual/periodic updates) and developing study documentation. Understanding of data management, statistics and medical writing processes for clinical development. Ability to roll up your sleeves and individually contribute results to clinical operations and company-wide goals Team-oriented with superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including a positive and professional attitude to tasks and projects. Demonstrated ability to meet short-term deadlines and multi-task in a very fast-paced work environment with little direct supervision. Able to motivate a team to work effectively in a changing and fast-paced environment Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Some travel will take place on/over weekends. Demonstrated computer skills using MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Project) software. Perform other related tasks as requested.
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