Pfizer #2# Clinical Project Managers in Brussels, Belgium
Initiates and manages all operational study/project activities & serves as Primary point of contact for the Core Project teams.
Translates protocol/project strategies from a concept into an executable study/project
Focuses upon the operational integrity and feasibility of individual studies utilizing a variety of resource solutions to ensure the most effective, efficient, and high quality study/project is designed and executed
Participates in and influences the operational strategy for study/project delivery including milestone deliverables to optimize use of time, cost and resources
Participates in the identification, assessment and mitigation of risks at the study level
Maintains continuous communication between partner lines, strategic partners, Pfizer Clinical Research Units (PCRU), contractors and vendors
Optimize Operational Control and Effectiveness
Assures close partnership with study investigators to assure successful study delivery and high quality data
Fosters positive community attitudes and volunteer trust through professional behavior and ongoing communication.
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Responsible for study/project management within the unit including study scheduling, protocol planning(start up activity) and will be the primary contact for the project teams responsible for the compound/project - form the time of the Study/project Document is Drafted until the data base/project is locked.
Serves as primary liaison/point of contact for the Core Project Teams/Pfizer Clinical Research Unit (PCRU)
Create and ensure adherence to study timelines
Supervises initiation and monitoring of all study activities
Primary point of contact for on study decisions related to the protocol, data collection and volunteer activities
Partners with different PCRU departments
Maintains accuracy, accessibility and confidentiality of all volunteer records and reports
Monitors and summarizes clinical data
Evaluates and may identify new equipment/technologies/vendors
Lead the data management activities for assigned protocols
Initiate Inform Consent Document for Ethics Comitee submission
2. Responsible for ensuring clinical trials are conducted in accordance with scientific, medical, and ethical principles, and within regulatory requirements/guidelines. Responsible for volunteer safety and accurate interpretation and execution of research protocols including multiple study activities
Contributes to the clinical study components with respect to time, operational feasibility, and study-level PCRU resources required to deliver individual studies against the development plan (part of the study budget)
Assesses impact of technologies required to deliver clinical trials and incorporates the development of these technologies into the clinical studies to ensure conduct and data collection suitable for purpose
Provides support for Methodology/Mechanistical sudies as appropriate
Partners with Core Project Teams to provide study schedule and budget information to enable project management
Identifies performance/quality issues to develop appropriate remediation plan
Identifies and escalates system or process issues hindering delivery
Overseas the creation and detailing of study activity/source documents.
Supervises/Monitor the initiation and quality control of all study related activities for assigned protocols
3. Initiates and manages all operational study activities:
Provides critical operational and feasibility input to study design
Contributes to the protocol development
Aligns and influences study level operational strategies across programs and partner lines
Provides critical assessment of strategic partner and vendor proposals to ensure study success
Ensures appropriate level of oversight is maintained utilizing escalation plans and providing resolution to issues at the study level
Forecasts site level clinical trial budget
Works proactively with other functions and strategic partners for timely delivery of quality data
Oversees the overall execution of clinical studies
Participates in study meeting with relevant partners for operational alignment
Communicates opportunities and risks to the Core Project Teams for integration in risk management plans
Effectively coordinates all functional areas involved in clinical trials to solve problems and assure progress and timely completion of study goals
Anticipates potential problems within a clinical trial and creates contingency plans accordingly
Mentor and coach other clinic staff as needed
Initiate general staff training activities
Lead data management: Manages all queries specific to subject data collection & Supports in EDCMS setup activities.
May represent the unit on Global initiatives (Global SOP's, process improvement teams, other activities as they present themselves) as they are the subject matter experts in the Unit.
May Lead PCRU teams in accomplishing business needs and resolving issues
May represent the PCRU as a subject matter expert for internal/external resource (provide support to external center, etc.)
Participate in study and staff scheduling for assigned protocols, as appropriate
May participate in study related data collection activities to ensure business continuity.
Oversee creation and detailing of study activity documents for staff & volunteer use
Minimum of BA/BS in a biomedical discipline or equivalent education/training is required
At least 5 years relevant experience in clinical research and drug development with clinical operations experience. Preferably with first Experience in early drug development (Phase I and IIa)
Substantial clinical operations and pharmaceutical industry experience in order to have a thorough understanding of the processes associated with executing clinical development plans and addressing related regulatory issues.
Experience in Project Management and leadership of matrix teams is essential
Fluent in speaking and reading English. Preferably, your second language would be French or Dutch (for PCRU BR)
Drug development experience including familiarity with: Clinical study management and monitoring, Project/process management, Data management, Clinical & regulatory processes, Regulatory submissions, Budget / expense management, Experience of Vendor Management, Scientific excellence, Administrative excellence, Systems technology
Initiating and Implementing Change: Innovation, Learning Organization, Flexibility and Resilience, Courage with Decisiveness to Act, Problem Solving, Positive approach, forward thinking, challenge the status quo
Matrix leadership skills: Influencing, Collaborative, supportive, Networking and Alliance Building, Personal Leadership, Team work, Communication, Negotiation, Decisive and assertive, Change agile, Able to deal with ambiguity
Ease in using office tools suite (xls, word,etc...)
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