Clinical Trial Manager (Office Based) - NCR

Novella Clinical Resourcing is Seeking a Clinical Trial Manager:


Working in a matrix management environment, serve as an expert resource to project team members to oversee and facilitate the development and implementation of tools, plans and strategies for managing sites and clinical monitoring activities for clinical research projects in assigned Therapeutic Area(s) (TA). Serve as supervisor for assigned Clinical Operations staff within assigned TA. Participate as member of therapeutic core team with faculty leader, Assistant Director, and other functional group key representatives. Note: this is an in-house position.


Supervision of Staff Activities:

Serve as supervisor for assigned Clinical Operations staff within therapeutic area(s) and assess assigned staff on work assignments, utilization and productivity.

Develop written performance standards for Clinical Operations personnel.

Provide expertise in managing sites and clinical monitoring activities utilizing advanced practices to assigned project teams.

Provide advice and guidance to team members for assessment, resolution, and documentation of both routine and complex site and study issues.

Conduct performance evaluations for assigned staff.

Work with internal and external training resources as required; ensure that all staff assigned is current with their required training (non-study specific) including SOPs, ICH/GCP, and field-based training.

Provide development opportunities for assigned staff including coaching, mentoring and performance management.

Functional Group/ Therapeutic Area(s) Support and Strategic Planning:

Coordinate the standardization and maintenance of status reports and other information sources.

Facilitate communication with external partners and key therapeutic area investigators when issues arise that affect multiple projects and/or Therapeutic Area(s).

Work with project leadership to facilitate cross-functional team and multiple business-partner communication for proactive study-wide problem solving regarding study progress and trial issues.

Assess overall project metrics and study timelines across the assigned Therapeutic Area (s) and assist with the coordination and prioritization of TA team efforts.

Coordinate with project leadership to identify and notify appropriate parties of emerging out of scope activities.

Evaluate impact on resource needs, study processes and related documents.

Collaborate with clinical operations management and staff to identify current and anticipate long-term staffing resource needs.

Collaborate with project leadership to provide project-specific training as needed.

Participate in the development of the protocol, protocol revisions and amendments, monitoring plan, scope of work and operational processes as required.

Provide input into the development of the CRF (data capture forms) design and completion instructions, site materials, query rules and resolution process, and related data tools and status reports.

New Business Development:

Collaborate with the Therapeutic Area(s) management (faculty and Clinical Operations management), Business Development, cross-functional management, and the proposal project leader in the

development of scope of work, associated budget and timelines for new business proposals (commercial and government) as required.

Represent Clinical Operations in sponsor meetings, including new business, operational meetings and sponsor audits.

Participate in scientific meetings as appropriate.

Monitoring Activities:

Perform activities of Lead CRAs (Senior CRA and other monitoring staff) on a temporary basis as needed to move project deliverables and timelines forward.

Provide expertise in managing sites and clinical monitoring activities utilizing advanced practices to assigned project teams. Provide advice and guidance to team members for assessment, resolution,

and documentation of both routine and complex site and study issues.

Other General Activities:

Interview job candidates and make hiring recommendations for Clinical Operations positions.

Attend appropriate clinical team leadership meetings, department meetings and organizational meetings.

Preferred Education/Experience:

Advanced degree preferred

5 years related clinical research experience including 4 years directly related clinical trials research experience to include at least 2 years clinical trial monitoring and 2 years of clinical trial lead experience.

Strongly prefer clinical research experience in therapeutic area and 3 years direct supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Therapeutic Experience (2 years recent)

Multicenter trial experience (2 years)

Experience managing all phases of a trial life cycle

Experience managing multiple levels of employees

Experience managing multiple number of employees

Experience on commercial and government projects

Regulatory knowledge

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong personnel management and team leadership skills

Ability to train, coach and evaluate site management and clinical monitoring team members

Ability to direct and manage competing complex individual and team clinical trial activities to meet objectives, timelines and budget

Strong technical knowledge and skills for monitoring procedures and practices

Strong knowledge of clinical research trial operations

Strong knowledge of FDA regulations, ICH guidelines, and Good Clinical Practices and their application to clinical trials

Strong technical spelling and grammar skills, including reviewing and proof reading of business documents and communications

Ability to write, speak, and present strategies clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish and promote positive business relationships, customer service oriented

Ability to collaborate with team members to achieve trial-specific goals within specified timelines; ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve departmental and organizational goals

Proficient computer skills including MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, EPM, CTMS, etc.; ability to learn and use computer applications

Ability to independently use critical thinking skills to effectively solve problems and use conceptual thinking to anticipate impact of decisions

Strong knowledge of medical terminology

Knowledge of scientific application to clinical trials research

Understanding of departmental SOPs and systems

Ability to travel 25%, some for consecutive nights


Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Physiology, Public Health, related scientific field, or other health related field.


Work requires four years of clinical trials research experience OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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