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Clinical Project Leader - Sponsor Dedicated

Covance 11/21/2018 2:08:38 PM
JOB ID: 22354 Category: Clinical Trial Management
London, United Kingdom



Job Overview

The CPL is a member of the Project Team and has overall responsibility and accountability for the execution of the clinical operations strategy of the project on a regional or global level, as assigned. The CPL is responsible for coordinating and managing the clinical operations and local site services maintenance team, providing leadership and expertise to ensure successful execution of the site selection, clinical operations and IRB/IEC/regulatory maintenance project deliverables (quality, timeline, budget and scope).

This role requires collaboration within a matrix environment, proactive internal/external communication, and exceptional strategic planning, risk management and organizational skills.

As a Clinical Project Lead your main responsibilities will be:

* The Clinical Project Leader (CPL) is responsible for the set up and progress of a clinical trial/study within the allocated countries, ensuring compliance with company quality standards and regulations in force, the forecasted timelines, milestones and budget.
* The CPL represents the countries in his/her perimeter at the global Clinical Trial Team (CTT) and is the main contact for the Regional Trial Manager (RTM) and global CTOM.
* He/she ensures liaison with other CTT members (CSD, SDM, TSOM…).
* He/she leads the monitoring teams in the designated countries for his/her trials
* He/she represents the CSU at Medical Affairs/Business Unit meetings to feedback on study progress
* Is accountable for set-up activities according to the company standards, regulations in force and country generic administrative timelines (submission to ECs/IRBs/HAs, approvals, contracts with sites, local AEDs), and that committed targets and timelines are met at all steps and until study completion (recruitment, active/inactive sites, deadlines for DMCs, DBL, closure of sites, archiving).
* Is the first point of contact for Regional Trial Managers (RTM), other global CTT members and the local monitoring teams.
* Is the first point of contact for Medical Affairs/Business Units for locally initiated studies, providing input to feasibility, study design and budget development and providing feedback on study progress.
* Organizes kick-off meeting with local monitoring teams (MT).
* Organizes training of monitoring teams (study procedures, study devices, monitoring plan,…).
* Organizes investigators meetings.
* Provides support to MT (protocol, monitoring plan, CRF, tools…)
* Prepares or arranges the preparation of protocols, written subject information, other essential documents, CSR, etc. for studies initiated locally

Education / Qualifications


* University/college degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution.
* In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with six (6) or more years of relevant clinical research Experience in pharmaceutical, CRO industries or Experience in a health care setting will be considered.
* Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including a basic understanding of regulatory requirements in other countries.
* Thorough understanding of the drug development process.-

* Working knowledge of Covance SOPs.
* Experience as a Senior Clinical Research Associate, whether internal or external.


Previous Clinical project management experinece is required.

Previus SSU activities Experience is required.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: London, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).