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Sr. Clinical Study Manager

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Location
Cambridge, MA
Hourly
$85.00 - $110.00
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Mar 24, 2016
Job ID
2271650
OBJECTIVES: 
Execution of clinical study/studies according to global regulatory requirements (including but not limited to US CFR, EU CTD, and ICH GCP) and Takeda SOPs, and supporting clinical strategy defined in Clinical Study Plan (CSP) in support of the Integrated Global Development Plan (IGDP). 
Leadership of the cross functional Study Execution Team (SET), including Takeda functions, Strategic Partners and other vendors, to ensure study objectives are met, on time and within budget. 
Responsible for providing study level updates, including timelines & budget, to the cross-functional Clinical Program Team (CPT) ensuring that any study issues, with proposed solutions, are escalated to the CPT, as appropriate. 
Management of the study budget, including Task Orders, Change Orders, invoice approval and financial reconciliation process. 
The assigned clinical study/studies may be high complexity or high risk, e.g. global or multinational, data safety monitoring boards and/or endpoint review committees, interim analyses, requiring the coordination of multiple vendors, or other special assessments.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
1. Manage clinical study/studies according to global regulatory requirements (including but not limited to US CFR, EU CTD, and ICH GCP) and Takeda SOPs, and supporting clinical strategy defined in Clinical Study Plan (CSP). 
2. Lead cross functional Study Execution Team, including Takeda functions, Strategic Partners and other vendors to ensure study goals are met, on time and within budget. Includes leading and organizing cross functional study team meetings. 
3. Ensure appropriate regional input for global or multinational studies prior to decision making. Responsible for communication of study information to Clinical Operations regions. 
4. Contributes to protocol synopsis development and to Clinical Study Plan development, including Clinical Operations feasibility assessments. 
5. Leads the cross functional protocol development process, including responsibility for any protocol amendments or administrative changes. 
6. Management of Strategic Partners, including setting expectations, training, CRO Oversight process, Task Orders, Change Orders, invoice approval and financial reconciliation process for assigned study. Responsible as Takeda first point of contact for Issue                     Management process for assigned study. (Range: $500,000 (e.g. less complex Phase 1) to $200 million(large complex outcomes studies)) 
7. Leads the evaluation and selection of required vendors, including contract and budget negotiation, invoice approval and financial reconciliation process. Responsible for day-to-day management of vendors working on assigned study, including setting expectations,             training, managing timelines and deliverables, and issue management. 
8. Provides Clinical Operations input to other important study activities, including but not limited to: site identification and selection, enrollment models, clinical supply planning and drug supply, organization of investigator and vendor meetings, development of informed         consents forms, planning and management of Trial Master File, development of monitoring plans, development of IxRS systems, development of EDC / Case Report Forms, review of data during the study, data cleaning and database lock, writing the Clinical Study           Report. 
9. Escalates medical issues to appropriate medical personnel. 
10. Provides regular budget updates to Clinical Program Manager, or Finance when required. 
11. In collaboration with Study Execution Team (Takeda functions, Strategic Partners, and vendors), identify risks to study and develop risk mitigation plans, including communication and collaboration with Clinical Program Manager and Associate Director, Clinical Operations to escalate risks and ensure rigorous risk mitigation planning. 
12. Able to assist Clinical Program Manager and may represent Clinical Program Manager, when necessary 
13. Participates in Clinical Operations or cross functional initiatives 


Education: Bachelors Degree, RN, or international equivalent required, Life Sciences preferred. 
Skills: 
• Good understanding of global regulatory and compliance requirements for clinical research, including but not limited to US CFR, EU CTD, and ICH GCP. Awareness of local country requirements is also required. 
• Solid teamwork, organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; exercises good judgment with respect to Takeda confidential information and strategies 
• Fluent business English (oral and written) and basic medical writing skills 
  Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research organization. CRA experience preferred. Protocol writing/study design experience required. Experience in more than one therapeutic area is required.