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Senior Clinical Trial Manager

ICON Strategic Solutions
Belgium, Homeworking
Start date
7 Jun 2024
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

Job Details

Our client is in full expansion, hence we are looking for an experienced Clinical Trial Manager to support this growth!

Our client has offices in the region of Ghent (BE), but the position can be homebased. Also other EMEA locations are being considered!

Do you have project management experience in phase I and or II, then this opportunity might be yours!

The Clinical Trial Manager (Senior) is responsible for all operational aspects of the assigned clinical studies from initiation till closure of the studies. The successful candidate will have clinical study operational experience in phase I, II and III drug development phases and is an operational expert in the clinical study activities from start-up, execution until closure and its underlying activities. The CTM will be the “operational clinical study voice” for the assigned studies, both internally and externally, he or she is owning the timelines of a clinical study project and is accountable to keep the study on track. The successful candidate will excel in establishing good and effective internal and external working relationships.

  • Responsible for leading and guiding and overseeing the CROs and other (lab) vendors
  • Leading CRO contracts negotiations
  • Providing input into and/or developing study related materials such as Clinical Protocol, Clinical Monitoring Plans, Data Management Plans, eCRF and completion guidelines, patient information and informed consent, site instructions for specimen collections, study drug order forms etc.
  • Overseeing and tracking patient recruitment and pro-actively identifies ways to prevent recruitment delays
  • Ensuring that study Trial Master File is maintained and up to date
  • Ensuring clinical studies are conducted in compliance with ICH-GCP and other applicable legislations
  • Reviewing monitoring reports, protocol deviations and data listings for studies to ensure reliable quality data are delivered and proactive identifies and solves issues/concerns
  • Facilitating timely availability of investigational product supply on site and ensuring that clinical site accountability records on site are maintained
  • Ensuring timely collection of documentation for adverse event safety monitoring and collaborating in submission of MedWatch reports to FDA, EMEA and other applicable regulatory authorities
  • Ensuring timely SAE reporting to the responsible IRB and Competent Authority agencies according to the applicable (local) legislation.
  • Establishing and maintaining good relation with clinical site and study personnel
  • Co-monitoring CROs personnel upon predefined plan
  • Pro-actively identifying and solving issues in the assigned clinical studies and timely escalating them to Project Manager, Head of Clinical Operations or Senior Management, if needed
  • Leading and guiding the internal clinical study team and chairing study team meetings
  • Communicating in a transparent, clear way and motivating team members to work towards achieving clinical study goals
  • Preparing of study timelines and budget and delivering studies within timelines, scope and budget, aligned with the clinical development plan
  • Ensuring that the assigned studies are executed according to the argenx quality standards
  • Responsible for risk management of the assigned studies: performing (pre-)study risk assessment and ensuring that mitigation steps for potential risks are taken
  • Responsible and contact person during inspections/audits for the assigned studies together with the Quality Assurance representative

You have:

  • Experience in Clinical Research (ICH-GCP) with at least 4 years of experience in project management
  • Good knowledge of tools and systems for managing clinical studies (MS project, study progress and metric systems, eCRF databases)
  • Bachelor or Master's degree - medical or para-medical (Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Veterinary etc.) or equivalent by experience
  • By preference experience in all phases of the clinical studies, but experience in Phase I and/or Phase II is a must
  • Strong Leadership skills in Study Start-Up
  • Familiar with therapeutic area's, such as auto-immunity and/or oncocogy

Best profile fit with this client:

  • Proactive
  • Hands-on
  • One team mindset
  • You are ok to travel once/quarter to Ghent headquarters
  • You like to work in a small to medium size, fully expanding biotech company


Our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture - one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.

Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless - there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.




As the largest global provider of Functional Service Provision (FSP) with over 90 partnerships and 14,000+ employees, we have deployed FSP solutions across all major functions, from clinical monitoring and project management through data management, statistical programming, and beyond.

ICON Strategic Solutions teams are embedded in our clients' businesses, working as a dedicated resource within some of the world’s leading Pharmaceutical & Biotech companies. You will play a key role in helping to deliver cutting-edge research, working on novel therapies that deliver real impact.

Why choose a career with ICON Strategic Solutions?

Meaningful Work: You’ll contribute to cutting-edge projects that have a real impact on global healthcare. Your work will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of medicine and improving patient lives.

Collaborative Environment: We foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that thrives on teamwork, diversity, and knowledge sharing. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts, learning from their experiences and growing both professionally and personally.

Innovative Technologies: At ICON Strategic Solutions, we embrace the latest technologies and tools to enhance our capabilities. You'll have access to state-of-the-art software and resources, empowering you to deliver high-quality results efficiently.

Career Growth: We value our employees and invest in their professional development. You'll have access to comprehensive training programs, mentorship opportunities, and a clear career progression path. We believe in recognizing and rewarding exceptional performance, providing ample scope for advancement within the organization.

Global Reach: Joining ICON Strategic Solutions means being part of a truly global company. With service capabilities in 92 countries, you'll have the chance to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and gain exposure to projects with a global reach.

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