Job Category: Pharmaceutical & Biotech

Mgr or Sr Mgr, Clinical Study Lead (DG)

Job Location: Bridgewater, NJ

Work Type: Onsite

Manager or Senior Manager, Clinical Study Lead (DG)

130-165K base depending on experience and level, 14-17% bonus plus stock options

Top pharmaceutical company rapidly expanding in all areas is looking for 4 Manager or Sr. Manager Clinical Study Lead’s for it’s Oncology group.

The Clinical Study Lead is accountable for the global execution of assigned smaller or less complex clinical trials from study design, through execution, to study close out. The CLINICAL STUDY LEAD is accountable for the study timelines, study budget, and ensuring study conduct is in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ICH/GCP. This role applies to internally sourced studies and studies out-sourced to Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and the balance of direct leadership versus oversight will vary accordingly. Contributes and drives ongoing process improvement initiatives.

Leads the cross-functional study team responsible for clinical study delivery and is the primary point of contact of leadership and oversight (as required) for the assigned study. Provides operational input into protocol development. Oversees and provides input to the development of study specific documentation including but not limited to: case report forms (CRF), data management plan, monitoring plan, monitoring oversight plan, project specific training plan, data review plan, statistical analysis plan, etc. Oversees set-up and maintenance of study systems including but not limited to Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS), Trial Master File (TMF) etc. Ensures compliance with the clinical trial registry requirements. Identifies outsourcing needs of the study and leads and oversees engagement, contracting and management of required vendors. Provides input into baseline budget development and management. Provides input into baseline timeline development and management. Leads risk assessment and identifies risk mitigation strategies at the study level. Leads the feasibility assessment to select relevant regions and countries for the study. Oversees/conducts site evaluation and selection. Leads investigator meeting preparation and execution. Monitors progress for site activation and monitoring visits and acts on any deviations from plan. Leads the development of and oversees implementation of patient recruitment and retention strategies and acts on any deviations from plan. Monitors data entry and query resolution and acts on any deviations from agreed metrics. Ensures accurate budget management and scope changes for internal and external studies. Oversees and provides input to the study drug and clinical supplies forecasting, drug accountability and drug reconciliation. Escalates issues related to study conduct, quality, timelines or budget to Program Operations Lead (POL) and other stakeholders and develops and implements appropriate actions to address issues. Oversees the execution of the clinical study against planned timelines, deliverables and budget. Oversees data quality including regular review of data metrics and listings, protocol deviations, eligibility violations, dosing deviations, and suspected serious non-compliance by sites. Oversees and ensures the CROs and Third Party Vendors are in alignment and are delivering per the scope of work. Ensure clinical project audit and inspection readiness through the study lifecycle. Supports internal audit and external inspection activities and contributes to CAPAs as required. Manages and oversees study close-out activities including but not limited to database lock, reconciliation of vendor contracts, budget, TMF, and study drug accountability. Contributes to clinical study report writing and review. Facilitates and contributes to study level lessons learned. Assigns tasks to Clinical Study Management staff and supports their deliverables. Recommends and participates in cross-functional and departmental process improvement initiatives. Responsible for identification of innovative approaches to clinical study execution including global considerations and continuous improvement of CTM SOPs. May be assigned unmasked tasks for studies, which may include but is not limited to, assisting with masked investigational product, set up and management of unmasked trial master file, review of unmasked data in the electronic data capture system, point of contact for IVRS issues, and support oversight of unmasked clinical monitoring.

List knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. List any preferred job requirements as well. Experience in Phase i-III trial execution. Demonstrated interpersonal & leadership skills. Ability to understand and implement the strategic direction and guidance for respective clinical studies. A data driven approach to planning, executing, and problem solving. Effective communication skills via verbal, written and presentation abilities. Proactive and self-disciplined, ability to meet deadlines, effective use of time, and prioritization. Ability to influence and negotiate. Budget management experience. An awareness of relevant industry trends. Ability to build productive teams and collaborations. Demonstrated vendor management experience. Technical proficiency in trial management systems and MS applications including (but not limited to) Project,PowerPoint, Word, Excel, IVRS/IWRS, EDC. Experience in global clinical trial operations including experience developing protocols and key study documents. Knowledge of ICH/GCP and regulatory guidelines/directives. Effective project management skills, cross-functional team leadership and organizational skills. Line management experience preferred.

Clinical Study Team. Clinical Operations Review Meeting(s). Clinical Compliance Meeting(s). Project Management. Data Management, Biostatistics. Medical Director(s). Procurement. Clinical Finance

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130-165K base+bonus+stock opts

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