Project Manager (Rare Neurological Disease, Pediatrics) - Remote (Europe)

Worldwide Clinical Trials
Closing date
15 Oct 2020

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Project Management
Full Time
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Excellent opportunity to improve the lives of people affected by Rare Diseases and join a growing CRO!

SUMMARY: The Project Manager (PM) will manage one or more allocated Phase I through II clinical trials that may be local, regional or global in scope.

Project management experience at a CRO is required and Rare Neurological Disease in Pediatrics is strongly preferred. Muscular myopathy, Duchene's (DMD) or centronuclear myopathy (CNM) would be a bonus!
  • Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall coordination and management of clinical trials from start up through close out activities.
  • Directs the technical, financial and operational aspects of the projects -- thus securing the successful completion of clinical trials.
  • Works with functional area leads to identify and evaluate fundamental project requirements, interpret data on complex issues, is responsible for contingency planning and implementation of rescue strategy where needed and ensure solutions are implemented.
  • Works to ensure that all project deliverables meet the customer's time/quality/cost expectations

RESPONSIBILITIES: The PM, with support from the Associate Director, Project Management, working in collaboration with other functional area leads, is accountable for ensuring that all project deliverables meet the customer/contract expectations.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
  • Lead core project team members and facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team Lead cross unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors
  • Define and manage project resource needs in conjunction with functional leads
  • Ensure successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects
  • Promote effective teamwork among project team members; resolve conflicts as needed
  • Ensure appropriate communication on project-related matters with Associate Director of Project Management
  • Meet financial performance targets for the assigned projects and coordinate with finance for client invoicing
  • Ensure project deliverables are met according to both WCT and client expectations
  • Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects Act as key client contact for assigned projects
  • Establish excellent working relationships with clients to ensure customer satisfaction and operational excellence
  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned projects is trained on the study protocol and all other study related processes, adhere to professional standards and to SOPs as well as current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable local regulations
  • Liaise with functional line management in identification of any training or development needs and input into the performance appraisal process for trial team members
  • Manage delegated aspects of designated projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Experience in managing projects in a multi-office environment
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities; utilize resources effectively Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate team members
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and excellent problem-solving skills Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to liaise with clients in a professional manner
  • Good computer skills

  • University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology) or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Minimum of five (5) years of clinical pharmaceutical industry experience including demonstrated skills and competency in clinical project management tasks
  • In lieu of the above requirements, candidates with > five (5) years supervisory experience in a health care setting and four (4) years clinical research experience in the pharmaceutical or CRO industries will be considered and/or proven ability and demonstration of relevant experience and skills in clinical development
  • Thorough knowledge of project management processes
  • Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs
  • Available for domestic and international travel, including overnight stays Valid current passport required
  • Ability to drive and have a valid driver's license
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs
  • Promotion to the next level is not automatic based on years of experience.

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