Clinical Study Manager, Oncology - Home Based Contract

Clinical Study Manager, Oncology - Home Based Contract

Job Title: Clinical Study Manager, Oncology - Home Based Contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading
Salary: £ Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15781b BT
Contact Name: Brian Tappy
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2018 13:11

Job Description

Home based in the UK (or office based in Reading, Berkshire if you would prefer) this is a challenging contract Study Manager opportunity in the Oncology Group. The company have new compounds and phases approved and require a Study Manager to head a study from conception through to delivery including forming / leading an international team and managing the budget. With an initial 12-month agreement and competitive daily rate the contract includes a flexible 7 hour working day, security of a 2 month notice period and start date that will accommodate notice periods. The company is looking to form long term relationships with contractors with the expectancy that this contract will run for the during of the study as a minimum with multiple extensions.

The Company

The company is a highly successful pharmaceutical company that is expanding through exceeding performance targets. The organisation has a high investment ratio in drug development with a record number of compounds in clinical studies and more planned. Oncology is a strategic therapeutic area where the company has further clinical trial funding as it continues to enhance its position as a pioneer in this field.    

The Role

The company are expanding oncology clinical activities with new compounds coming into studies and approval for further phase studies for other compounds. The role involves ownership of a study to be run in multiple countries (Europe and Asia Pacific at least) dependent on patient availability. The study will be complex in nature and involve an emphasis on aspects such as patient recruitment strategy and data quality plus leadership abilities.

The Study Manager is responsible for all aspects of the assigned study from conception to final medical report including the budget and measurable deliverables. The responsibilities encompass all aspects of the planning, implementation, analysis and reporting of the study within the timelines and budgets. An important element is the identification and management of a cross-functional international team. There will be an initial focus on patient recruitment strategy and ongoing emphasis on quality of data. A full job specification is available on request.

The Contract

The contract will be for an initial 12 months, extendable for 12-month periods usually re-contracted at the start of month 10. The expectation will be to work with the company for the duration of the study as a minimum however the company is looking to secure long term relationships with contractors. The company is highly “contractor friendly” with a significant proportion of clinical staff being “in-sourced colleagues”. They offer genuine development opportunities and recognise achievement through long term assignments. The contract provides the security of a 2 month notice period with a highly competitive daily rate and flexible 7 hour working day.

We can accommodate notice periods with a flexible start date; securing the right candidate for this long-term placement is of prime importance. 


We are seeking a committed individual with global / international clinical trial management and leadership experience. Due to the complex nature of the study we do require expertise in the Oncology area (this is essential) which will encompass experience of regulations, data development processes, patient recruitment and budget parameters. Due to the international nature of the studies and study team you will need to demonstrate strong leadership abilities and an appreciation of working with a variety of cultures. Candidates will be considered from pharmaceutical, bio-tech, CRO and not-for-profit company environments.

This is a contract position.