Project Director

United States
24 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Project Director - Anywhere, US


Who We Are

Synteract®, a Syneos Health® company, is a leading full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a successful three-decade track record of supporting emerging biotech and pharmaceutical companies. We provide customized Phase I through IV services globally, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas, including notable depth in oncology, dermatology, general medicine, infectious disease and vaccine, neuroscience, paediatrics, and rare and orphan diseases.

Position Overview

As a Project Director, you will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of clinical trials from start-up through to close out activities according to contractual time, quality/ cost parameters. You will lead cross-functional teams and work with major functional area leads to identify/mitigate/escalate project issues and ensure solutions are implemented. Moreover, you will be accountable for ensuring that all project deliverables meet the client/contract expectations, adhering to company standards/processes while ensuring overall client satisfaction.

Specific tasks would include:
  • Primary interface with Client representatives as well as staff members in functional departments to ensure the timely initiation and completion of clinical trials.
  • Assigned to manage a full range of projects; with preference given to complex, multi-service (e.g., Clinical, Data Management, Biostatistics etc.) to full service, large scale programs.
  • Attend and present at client bid defense meetings.
  • Prepares proposals, budgets and addendums.
  • Represents Project Management on company-wide project teams.
  • Interacts with clients and company vendors to ensure that all contractual obligations are met.
  • Identifies potential bottlenecks and/or delays; develops and executes contingency plans in order to keep the project on schedule.
  • Ensures adequate resource requirements.
  • Coordinates initial client meeting identifying project objectives.
  • Develops Project Management Plan to include timeline and milestones.
  • Coordinates Project Team Meetings, including development of meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Coordinates study specific training and other requirements for internal and external staff, as appropriate.
  • Conducts daily, on-going communication via telephone and email, responding to inquiries and client requests. Interacts with clients and vendors to ensure that all contractual obligations are met.
  • Interacts with company departments relating to project finances and information technology through the use and development of specific tracking and invoicing procedures.
  • Manages budget throughout the duration of the project and develops out of scope documentation and costs.
  • Manages the project trial master files.
  • May identify and assist in departmental training requirements including internal and external operations and project manager mentor programs.
  • Ensures knowledge of clinical research, clinical therapeutics and regulatory issues, is current through review of journal articles and attendance of relevant professional association meetings.
  • May participate with company senior management in marketing and business development activities including professional meetings, trade shows, seminars and client capabilities meetings.
  • Contributes and participates in the analysis of departmental resource requirements.
  • Identifies and assists in departmental training requirements including internal and external operations and project manager mentor programs.
  • Contributes to the development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures
  • (SOPs) and departmental policies.
  • May participate in the analysis and development of Project Management Department budgets.

  • Bachelor / Master degree, in a related field of study and 10 years applicable industry experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • At least 6 years of experience as a clinical Project Manager is required (CRO experience preferred).
  • A very good understanding of project management techniques.
  • Working knowledge of GCPs, ICH guidelines, FDA and other applicable country regulations.
  • Very good proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer

This job excludes excludes Colorado applicants.

Synteract's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Synteract must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire. The Company will not sponsor applicants [to this position] for work visas.

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