PAREXEL International LLC Project Manager (Early Phase - Clinical) in United States
Project Manager (Early Phase - Clinical)
Job IDR0000008142 Southeast - Remote - United States of America
When our values align, there's no limit to what we can achieve.
At Parexel, we all share the same goal - to improve the world's health. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, every clinical development solution we provide is underpinned by something special - a deep conviction in what we do.
Each of us, no matter what we do at Parexel, contributes to the development of a therapy that ultimately will benefit a patient. We take our work personally, we do it with empathy and we're committed to making a difference.
Parexel is looking for a Project Manager to join our Baltimore, MD Early Phase Clinical Unit! Project Managers lead the Parexel and sponsor teams by combining clinical research experience and project management skills with insight into sponsor pressures and an ability to develop the right solution for each. This requires in-depth business understanding, knowledge, experience, and flexibility to make informed and effective decisions independently. By providing overall leadership of EP clinical trials, the PM ensures the project teams achieve operational excellence and successful execution of the clinical operations and logistical strategy.
Owning the sponsor relationship and is responsible for sponsor communication
Providing a central point of study contact and single point of escalation on behalf of the functional teams (clinical, data management, biostatistics, medical writing, logistics, contracts, finance, medical and pharmacovigilance)
Maintaining a positive, results-orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner
Leading team meetings on a regular basis with project team to ensure project objectives are met
Ensuring the on-going communication to team members of the scope of work, timeline and project goals, technical information, and input from sponsor throughout the project including significant changes in resourcing, scope of work and timelines
Leading regular meetings/calls with sponsor to ensure they are fully informed of project progress, proactive decisions / solutions and how the project objectives are being achieved
Reviewing relevant materials (e.g. request for proposal, proposal, etc.)
Preparing for Bid Defense
Preparing monitoring and site management strategy
Managing study start up activities
Initiating the project following review of Lessons Learned to ensure current Best Practices are implemented
Defining, planning, and providing oversight of site selection strategy
Reviewing the applicable project contract/exhibit and provide comments as appropriate
Reviewing initial budget to provide feedback
Managing the set-up of the project team, overseeing request for resource, reviewing proposed team members for suitability, and managing any project team changes throughout the duration of the project
Initiating and/or managing IRB/EC and RA (when applicable) approval process with relevant team members
Organizing and leading the team internal kick-off meeting
Organizing and lead Sponsor Initiation Meeting by establishing expectations for project delivery, communication, and sponsor specific metrics, etc.
Overseeing set up and management of investigator payment• Supporting enrollment team with patient recruitment plan and retention plan
Coordinating and ensuring completion of process for study insurance
Working with the Project Assistant to set up project-specific training as needed for team members
Ensuring the project is progressing according to quality standards, SOPs, ICH-GCP and/or other guidelines to fulfill local regulations
Coordinating monitors and vendors according to the monitoring plan/contractual obligations (as applicable)
Preparing, participating in, and following up on audits/inspections
Managing the project budget including providing input into revenue recognition, milestone payments and monthly pass-through invoices.
Other duties as assigned
Ability to Lead a virtual team across locations and cultures
Ability to negotiate and influence with diplomacy in order to achieve results
Strong decision-making skills
Problem solving and critical thinking
Effective time management in order to meet daily metrics or team objectives
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
Self-starter and independent learning ability
Strong presentation skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
3+ years of experience as a lead Project Manager in early phase for a Clinical Research Organization
Early Phase experience is required (Phase I)
Experience Managing multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm, with attention to detail, strong customer focus
In-depth understanding and experience in the clinical trial process
Knowledge of guidelines, ICH-GCP and other applicable local and international pharmaceutical industry regulations
Solid computer and internet skills including knowledge of MS-Office products such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project
Please note: this position has a 25% travel requirement to Baltimore, MD
Benefits:Medical, dental, and eye insurance. Competitive 401K plan. Routine time off (you do not have to wait to accrue time off). These are just a few of the benefits this position is eligible for. ALL benefits are effective day one of employment.
This role may be subject to government and/or customer requirements regarding vaccination against COVID-19 that are more stringent than Parexel policy. Accordingly, successful applicants may need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.
Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.