Global Clinical Project Manager (US or Canada Remote)
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About the role
ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.
What will you be doing?
The ideal candidate provides global, regional or complex local management of a clinical trial (s) (or Medical Affairs data generation activity) in a country or countries.
This includes operational oversight of assigned project(s) at the country level for end to end project management including start-up, execution, close-out, analysis and reporting. Further, services will ensure the teams operational activities are in line with country specific regulations and trial teams are delivering high quality data and trial documents/records that are compliant with the assigned clinical trial protocol, company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), International Conference on Harmonization for Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP), and regulatory requirements. Partners with the Clinical Program Leader (CPL), Clinical Operations Head (COH), Global Clinical Trial Assistant (GCTA MAO), and other Global Trial Leaders (GTL) to ensure overall study delivery at the country level.
• Prepares high level budget estimate in response to Request for Service’s followed by detailed budget proposal. Ensures accurate trial budget management, updates for scope changes and reconciliation of assigned trials for both Out of Pocket (OOP) costs and FTE costs.
• Responsible for overall contract management, including review and approval of external service provider (ESP) contracts, change orders and ensures services are delivered per contract.
• Act as primary company contact for assigned trial at the country level and ensures local/country team is tracking project progress against planned timelines and monitors patient recruitment rate to ensure that target enrollment will be met across the allocated countries. This may require development of local trial specific procedures and tools, recruitment planning, contingency and risk management, and budget forecasting.
• Drive study compliance by maintaining and updating trial management systems, using study tools and management reports available to analyze trial progress. Participates in preparation for and conduct of Health Authority (HA) inspections and internal Quality Assurance audits.
• Escalates corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) to GTL and CPL when the trial deviates from plans and communicates study progress and issues to study management teams and business partners.
• Contributes to site level recruitment strategy and contingency planning and implementation in partnership with other functional areas to achieve clinical research target and works with GCO/CRO staff in the set up and coordination of Investigator meetings, if applicable.
• Delivers competent vendor management at the country level to support the study and may submit requests for vendor services and support vendor selection. This includes reviewing and approving site and local vendor invoices as required. As required, manages the local study drug supply.
• Contributes to patient understanding of protocol and patient safety by contributing to the review of country specific informed consent in accordance with procedural document/templates. This includes creating, reviewing and managing site specific informed consent forms in accordance with SOPs, other procedural documents and applicable regulations.
• Ensures trial subject safety in that all AEs/SAEs/PQCs are reported within the required reporting timelines and documented, as appropriate.
• Ensures Inspection readiness by maintaining complete, accurate and timely data and essential documents in systems utilized for trial management (e.g. CTMS and VTMF) according to expectations (metrics) and archiving retention requirements where applicable.
• With focus on quality, participates in preparation for, and conduct of, HA inspections and Internal Quality Assurance (QA) audits.
• Ensures accurate finance reporting and trial delivered within budget by adhering to finance reporting deliverables and timelines. This includes forecasting and proactive management of country/local trial budget.
What do you need to have?
- Autonomy with execution of Global, Regional and local trial management services.
- Depth of knowledge with Global, Regional and local trial management services.
- Process leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, preferably in Life Sciences.
- 8 years of clinical research experience in the pharmaceutical industry or CRO, preferred. Other relevant experiences and skills may be considered.
- Strong working knowledge of ICH-GCP, standard operating procedures, local laws and regulations, assigned protocols and associated protocol specific procedures.
- Strong IT skills in appropriate software and company systems.
- Willingness to travel with occasional overnight stay away from home according to business needs.
- Excellent decision-making and strong financial management skills.
- Proficient in speaking and writing the country language and English. Good written and oral communication skills as appropriate.
- Previous line management experience is a plus, but not required.
- Flexibility and ability to manage study teams in a virtual environment.
- To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.
Med Affairs experience including any/all of:
- Real World Evidence (RWE)
- Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS)
- Collaborative studies
- Managed Access Programs
- Post Marketing Trials
- Interventional and Non-Interventional
Benefits of Working in ICON:
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.
At ICON, 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.
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, color, 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.
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