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Start-Up Project Manager

Covance 5/21/2019 5:37:43 AM
JOB ID: 31751 Category: Clinical Operations Management
Oslo, Norway



Job Overview

Covance is looking for a Study Start-Up Project Manager to be office based near Oslo, Norway. This role would suit either an Experience d CRA, perhaps looking for less travel, or an existing Study Start-up specialist looking for a more senior & progressive role.

This particular job will be 100% client dedicated with a global Pharmaceutical company

Under the oversight of the Sr. Clinical Operations Manager, the person is responsible for budget/finance aspects, for execution and oversight of clinical trial country submissions and approvals and to ensure Site Ready.

This position has a significant impact on how Norway can deliver country-specific trial commitments and objectives, especially during start-up.

Core competencies:

* Expertise of core clinical systems, tools and metrics
* Excellent English skills
* Strong coordination and organizational skills
* skilled knowledge of budget and contract negotiations, local regulatory environment and submission and approval processes, and understanding of how these impact study start-up.
* Ability to indirectly influence investigators, vendors, external partners and country managers to address and resolve issues, with minimal support.
* Ability to make decisions independently with limited oversight from manager.
* Requires strong understanding of local regulatory environment

Behavioural Competency Expectations:

* Problem solving is essential to this position.
* Requires the ability to pro-actively identify issues and risks, analyse root cause, and propose solutions to problems and escalate to management as applicable.

Specific examples of common problems include:

1) Issues in budget / CTRA negotiations,

2) Quality and compliance issues,

3) Regulatory and legal issues, and

4) issues related to functional area deliverables that could jeopardize protocol milestones.

Other Information:

This role is a full time & permanent position to be employed through Covance. For more information please contact Andy Smith on +44 (0) 7775 848 250 or mail

Key words:

Clinical Research, SCRA, Clinical Research Associate, Norway Oslo GCP, Monitor, Monitoring, Senior Study Start-up Project Manager Clinical Research Associate, CRA I, Oncology, Office Based CRO, Pharmaceutical, Norway Oslo, Study Start up Project Manager

Education / Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance/ Administration/ Life Science or equivalent Health Care related Experience


* 5 years of Experience in clinical research or combined Experience in Clinical Research and Finance/Business

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Oslo, NOR - Norway


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