Associate Director, Site Partnerships

Home based Europe
Competitive salary and benefits
08 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management

The Associate Director, Site Partnerships  develops and manages strategic partnerships as assigned. Identifies internal stakeholders (TA strategy and planning experts, physicians, operational experts) and coordinates involvement as appropriate. Responsible for accurate profiling of all relationships assigned, to ensure our database and dynamic views are accurate. Assists partners in operational readiness in advance of clinical trial programs, by working with our contracting and legal experts to get CDAs, MSAs, and data licensing agreements in place. Work with internal stakeholders to optimize study placement.

Work closely with the global feasibility process and the individual therapeutic area organizations to optimize protocol development and strategic study placement Work with QA to ensure inspection readiness, regulatory compliance and adherence to ICH GCP at each of the partner locations Maintain partner scorecards for assigned relationships using a common model for metrics, goals, budget forecasts Work closely with Patient Recruitment and Engagement to introduce innovative tactics into the research partners.

The position can be home based EMEA.

Education / Qualifications


  • University degree (equivalent to four year degree in US from accredited institution) Self-directed, continuous learner


Masters or PhD Lean Six Sigma certification/training a plus Change management certification/training a plus

Experience Minimum Required:  

Significant broad-based relevant clinical research experience with increasing levels of responsibility in clinical trial related roles e.g. project management, clinical monitoring, data management. Deep knowledge of drug development across clinical trial lifecycle, although equivalent experience in the external healthcare or research environment is also acceptable, as long as there is at least a solid understanding of drug development from the CRO or sponsor perspective.  Proven relationship management skills 


Experience working in relevant research institution, network or health system

Deep knowledge of at least one relevant therapeutic area aligned to Covance portfolio


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