Associate Feasibility Strategist (remote EMEA)

Cambridge, United Kingdom
24 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About PPD:

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

About the Department:

PPD Strategic Feasibility has developed a novel approach to accessing sites and patients—a new approach grounded in clinical innovation that puts the focus on patients. By fine-tuning startup objectives, expanding resources and realigning our expertise and operations, we've created an industry-leading startup approach. This integrated approach allows PPD to focus completely on helping our clients meet aggressive enrollment goals and bend the cost and time curve of drug development.

Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver startup activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease startup timelines and exceed expectations.

About the Position:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our global team as an Associate Feasibility Strategist. This position provides input to departmental strategy and the ongoing innovation of the range of feasibility services.

The ideal candidate will enjoy developing and building strong relationships with internal and external customers at all levels, ensuring clear channels of communication.

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees.

Job Description:

The Associate Feasibility Strategist sources and analyzes data to develop site and patient strategies for proposals and conduct strategic site identification assessments. Manages smaller feasibility offerings, including pre-award efforts and post-award Site ID assessments, from the Request for Proposal stage through the end of the site ID process, delivering accurate and robust data-driven strategies to drive a successful study endpoint. Develops and builds strong relations with all internal and external customers, ensuring clear communication channels are maintained at all times.
  • Develops and presents site and patient strategies by researching and analyzing data, writing proposal text and serves as functional bidder for assigned RFPs or in support of RFPs assigned to the department.
  • Manages awarded small scale feasibility offerings by confirming or revising the site and patient strategy and scope of work through discussions with the client and cross functional team members, overseeing creation of the optimal site profile, creating site assessment surveys, reviewing data from sites, determining parameters for tiering sites and providing PSV recommendations.
  • Assists with ad hoc requests for departmental initiatives, including gathering updates and reporting performance metrics.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years').

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong and effective time management skills
  • Capable of multitasking and effectively interacting with cross functional teams, including senior level staff, to influence adherence to feasibility reporting timelines and associated client deliverable requirements
  • Basic working knowledge of biomedical and clinical trial concepts
  • Good grammatical, editorial, and proofreading skills
  • Good problem solving, organizational, and data mining/research skills
  • Capable of interpreting and presenting complex data in preparing a coherent written document
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applicable software packages
  • Good prioritization and time management skills, flexibility to adapt to changes in work duties, responsibilities, and requirements
  • Capable of working independently with limited supervision
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require minimal travel (0-10%)

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.


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