Astellas Pharma Clinical Study Manager in Northbrook, Illinois
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Position & Scope:
Plan, initiate and execute assigned clinical studies with operational excellence
Be accountable for effective management of budgets, timelines and resources for assigned clinical studies and implementation of appropriate standards and processes to ensure clinical study quality
Be responsible for effective training and management of interactions with study team, study sites and vendors for assigned clinical studies
The scope of this position is Phase 1 through 4 APGD-sponsored clinical studies.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Manage and lead the day-to-day operations of assigned studies to ensure completion per established project team goals and objectives in compliance with applicable GCP/ICH guidelines and other regulatory requirements
Manage and lead cross-functional study teams, including vendors
Provide accurate and up-to-date study information within CTMS and other relevant tracking systems and provide regular updates of study progression to Clinical Program Management and other stakeholders; proactively identify and resolve issues that arise during study conduct; manage escalation of study-related issues
Lead development of study plans and system set-up; participate in preparation and ensure operational excellence of protocol, CRF, CSR and other key study team deliverables
Implement appropriate systems, standards and processes to ensure quality at the level of investigative sites, vendors and data
Lead preparation of vendor requirements and project scope and selection of study vendors; effectively manage interactions with vendor study team
Lead feasibility assessment and selection of countries and sites for study conduct
Oversee the clinical aspects of timely data cleaning, data analysis and the availability of top line results; participate in data reviews and review of statistical analysis plans
Ensure set-up and implementation of effective investigator and site monitor training; coordinate operational and therapeutic area training for internal and external study team members.
Provide oversight and direction to study team members for study deliverables; may provide direction to Associate Clinical Study Managers and Clinical Trial Associates for assigned studies.
Responsible for the preparation and management of budgets, timelines and resources for assigned clinical studies. Responsible for study budgets up to $100M.
Reports to the Senior Manager, Clinical Study Management or above. This position has no direct reports but may provide oversight and direction to study team members for study deliverables and may provide supervision to Associate Clinical Study Managers and Clinical Trial Associates.
BA/BS degree with at least five years multi-country clinical trial experience or advanced degree (MS/PhD/PharmD) with at least 3 years clinical trial experience
Must have strong knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines.
Must have strong knowledge of protocol and clinical drug development processes, clinical study design, study planning and management, and monitoring.
Requires proven project management skills and study leadership ability.
Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, administrative skills and computer ability.
Fluent in English. Moderate (25%) travel required.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down
401(k) match and annual company contribution
Company paid life insurance
Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions
Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
Referral bonus program
Category Clinical Science
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans