Senior Clinical Project Manager

Nashville, Tennessee

Type: Contract

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Compensation Range: 60.00 - 60.00 Per Hour

Job ID: 154419

Date Posted: 08/05/2020

Job Title: Senior Clinical Project Manager

Must haves:

  • Educational requirement: BS/BA or above
  • Years of experience: 5-7+ years of Clinical Project Management (CRO experience highly preferred)
  • Industry experience: 10+ clinical
  • Responsibilities:  Client as an FTE that will be going on maternity leave very soon they are are looking for a contractor that is available to cover the individuals assignment for the next 6 months.

Location:  Remote with the flexibility to travel to US Headquarters for meetings

Type: Contract

Duration/Potential for conversion: 6  month

Number of positions: 1

Shift/Schedule: 8-5


Summary of Key Responsibilities: Responsible for management of multiple projects (including global projects) throughout all lifecycle phases. Ensures that all project work is completed to the client expectations, ensuring quality deliverables on time and within budget and in accordance with SOPs, ICH GCP, applicable regulations, policies and practices. Serves as the principal liaison with clients to ensure effective and timely communication of project progress, issues, and plans for resolution of those issues. Provides leadership in the development of clinical trials and related documents. Works closely and effectively with cross-functional teams. Mentors and assists in the development of project team members, participates in the PM department initiatives, process improvement and training programs. Provides strategy and input in business development proposals and attends bid defenses.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Plan, track and manage all activity throughout the project lifecycle, including deliverables from all functional areas and vendors in accordance with the project scope

• Develop project plans, timelines and status reports and communicates with all applicable team members in and outside the organization

• Promote effective teamwork among cross-functional teams and provide day to day direction for core team • Meet with team members on a regular basis regarding project tasks to ensure project milestones are met • Collect information and provide input to line managers on team performance against contract, customer expectations and project baselines

• Serve as primary project contact with clients to ensure communication is maintained and reporting schedules are adhered to

• Manage project budget, communicate deviations from budget projections and propose solutions for budget deviations

• Lead problem solving and resolution efforts. Provide proactive and creative recommendations on how to meet goals and handle identified risks and deviations

• Communicate and escalate unresolved issues at the appropriate time and to the appropriate level of management

• Ensure that work is conducted in compliance with professional standards and SOPs, and meet quality and timeline metrics

• Build and maintain strong pharmaceutical industry sponsor and organizational team relationships for the success of clinical trial management

• Define project workloads and assignments

• Implement continuous process improvements for assigned projects

• Mentor project managers and support staff

• Participate in PM department initiatives and training programs

• Participate in proposal development, bid-defense process and presentations


Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience

• Extensive knowledge of clinical research

• Understands the drug development process

• Knowledgeable about the critical elements for success in clinical trials; participation in and contribution to these activities

• Ability to review protocols, programs, and assess the success of a project

• Strong understanding and knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and resource utilization


Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task

• Mature management skills demonstrated by calm and thorough review of situations. Proactively identifies and or addresses problems. Seeks to understand all contributing factors. Proposes, implements, and evaluates appropriate solutions

• Demonstrated leadership skills - successfully managed large project teams

• Strong communication and presentation skills - Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to establish and maintain positive Sponsor, project team member and internal relationships

• Ability to conduct effective presentations

• Computer skills with ability using clinical trial management systems, clinical trial databases, and electronic data capture


Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties

• Interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented and meticulous

• Resourceful with heightened analytical abilities and problem solving skills in a fast paced environment • Organizational and prioritizing capabilities

• Ability to independently manage projects in culturally diverse settings – knowledge of different cultural sensitivities within regions and/or countries that could impact the progress of a clinical trial(s), and an ability to use that knowledge to manage relationships and to share that knowledge with the larger project team