Clinical Research Manager - Turkey - sponsor dedicated

Turkey, Istanbul
07 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019

Discover new opportunities to grow your career as a Covance FSP Clinical Research Manager (CRM). 


Covance FSP are looking to hire a Clinical Research Manager. In this position you will be fully dedicated to our sponsor in Turkey, Istanbul. In this role you will gain exposure to managing projects on a local level. 


At Covance, you can redefine what is possible and discover your extraordinary potential within our Functional Service Provider team (FSP).

As a Covance employee dedicated to an FSP project you will bring your specialized discipline to a core team working directly with one sponsor.  Whether your specialization is in clinical monitoring, clinical project management, data management, biometrics or pharmacovigilance Covance has an FSP opportunity to match your area of expertise. 

Each FSP offers a unique opportunity to be a part of the drug development cycle and see a product through to launch. We have multiple partnerships giving you the variety and the flexibility to stay with sponsors, try a new external secondment or work in house on Covance studies.

With the support of exceptional people and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with dedicated mentoring, training and personalized development planning.



Main Point of Contact for assigned protocols and link between Country Operations and clinical trial team

Responsible for project management of the assigned studies: actively plans, drive and track execution and performance of deliverables/timelines/results to meet country commitments from feasibility and site selection, recruitment, execution and close out

Review Monitoring Visits Reports and raise performance issues and training needs to CRA manager and/or functional vendor and internal management as needed

Perform Quality control visits as required

Lead local study teams to high performance: train in the protocol other local roles, closely collaborate with and supports CRAs as protocol guide and coordinate activities across the different local country roles ensuring a strong collaboration

Responsible for crafting and executing a local risk management plan for assigned studies

Ensure compliance with CTMS, eTMF and other key systems

Raises as needed different challenges and issues

Responsible for collaboration with functional outsourcing vendors, investigators, other external partners

Country point of contact for programmatically outsourced trials

Serve local business needs as applicable in his/her country (If delegated can sign contracts and run budgets)

Collaborate internally with HQ functions and locally with PV, Regulatory and GMA to align on key decisions in his/her studies

As a customer-facing role, this position will build business relationships and represent the company with investigators

Share protocol-specific information and standard methodologies across countries\clusters



University/college degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution

Previous experience in clinical research in pharmaceutical or CRO industries

Deep understanding of local regulatory environment

Strong understanding of clinical trial planning, management and metrics is important as well as the ability to focus on multiple deliverables and protocols at a time

Ability and skills to lead resource allocation, processes (and controls), productivity, quality and project delivery

Strong organizational skills and time management skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Proficiency in written and spoken English and local language