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Senior Clinical Study Manager, Clinical Operations

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Post Date: 07/24/2017 Job ID: 1543 Job Category: Clinical: Clinical Operations and Development

Our client seeks an exceptional candidate for a Senior Clinical Study Manager - Clinical Operations. This position reports into the Director or Senior Director of Clinical Operations. The right candidate will possess an understanding of Clinical Operations for successful execution of multiple clinical trials primarily in oncology and hematology indications in various phases of development.

Responsibilities of this position involve the day to day management and oversight of clinical trials in collaboration with a dynamic Clinical Development team. 

Job  Responsibilities:
  • Independent management of the operational aspects of clinical trials, including vendors such as CROs, central labs, biomarker and specialty laboratories, and clinical trial sites.
  • Identification and qualification of clinical trial sites and investigators alongside CRO including management of key relationships.  
  • Participation in final decisions for site selection
  • Participation in the day to day supervision of clinical trial execution, with a focus on site start up, patient enrollment, monitoring, compliance, and data flow metrics from the clinical sites, CROs and central labs
  • Management of clinical study budgets and execution timelines.
  • Facilitation of investigator meetings, kick-off meetings, monitoring training, and various CRO (or other vendor) meetings.
  • Participation in the development of clinical trial protocols, amendments, CRFs, IRB/Ethics applications, and recruitment materials.
  • Attendance at site visits to ensure oversight of CRO monitors and effective collaboration with Investigators and site staff.
  • Review study reports and metrics to ensure timely collection of clinical data, samples, and lab results.
  • Collaboration on SOP development and promotion of standardized clinical business tools.
  • Development and review of specific study documents e.g. informed consent forms, study guidelines, operations manuals, training materials.
  • Development of action plans to address protocol compliance, safety, data and administrative issues with investigational sites and CROs.
  • Participation in the preparation of presentations of trial data for internal and external parties (management review, scientific meetings, and advisory boards).


Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’ s degree in a scientific discipline required. Advanced scientific degree is preferred.
  • The candidate should ideally have minimum 5+ years in clinical trial management on the sponsor side
  • Experience in oncology trials would be helpful.
  • Experience in CRO, vendor and laboratory oversight is required.
  • Motivated self-starter who is capable of flourishing in a fast-paced small company environment.
  • Creative problem solver with excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed, with a high degree of attention to detail. Ability to interact well with individuals at all team levels (e.g., Clinical scientist, Project leader, Physician, etc.).
  • Ability to travel for up to 30% of time, both domestic and international, may be needed.
  • Detailed knowledge of GCP and current US FDA regulations, and knowledge of other relevant global

Rachel Ambroziak
Senior Recruiter

Rachel brings nearly 15 years of experience to The Steely Group, and specializes in Clinical Staffing. She is respected greatly for her tenacity, determination and great attention to detail. Her success in the recruiting industry is based, in part, on her passion for understanding the needs of both clients and candidates, as well as a commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
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