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As a Project Manager you will manage all aspects of study programs, while collaborating with diverse teams. At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team.
We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.
Summarized Purpose : Monitors and manages all aspects of designated clinical trial protocols in Global Central Labs and is accountable for overall project performance and client’s satisfaction by meeting their needs and expectations through the life cycle of the assigned clinical trials.
Provides internal consulting on project management issues and identifies opportunities for process and efficiency improvement.
Acts as chief liaison to the operational personnel of major sponsors and is responsible for large study programs. Prepares and maintains process documents and acts as a back-up for the (Associate) Director PM, when needed.
Mentors Project Managers. Essential Functions :
Communicates with internal departments and external vendors and ensure the project requirements are understood, agreed and followed at all times.
Facilitates the flow of technical and clinical laboratory information to all stakeholders (investigational sites, sponsors, and non-technical personnel).
Consults and utilizes, where appropriate, the scientific input of laboratory management and technical staff to assist the client with management of the clinical trial.
Ensures sponsors have authorized and signed off most recent versions of all docs and that a contract exists prior to deliver any services.
Assures compliance with FDA and Good Clinical Practice guidelines, PPD SOP’s, personnel policies and procedures, PPD Exposure Control Plan, IATA, and other regulations regarding the transport of biological specimens.
Obtains other functions’ commitment to close gaps and address issues timely and effectively. Serves as chief liaison between sponsor and all PPD internal departments performing the required tasks during all study phases.
Educates Investigator sites by delivering a protocol specific lab procedures presentation and demonstration during an investigator meeting.
Controls, manages and follows day to day activities during the course of the clinical trial to resolve any issues and answer queries
Advises on possible solutions if needed. Drafts responses for proposals.* Guides and supports work flow of Projects Managers and Set-up Administrators with special attention to training junior personnel.
Performs as a mentor and trainer for (newly assigned) Project Managers, identifies areas for development and efficiencies in performing tasks.
Authors, reviews, revises and implements relevant procedural documents. Serves as a back-up for the (Associate) Director PM, when needed.
Education and Experience : Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
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