Global Study Lead Monitor, Home Based

Global Study Lead Monitor, Home Based

Job Title: Global Study Lead Monitor, Home Based
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading
Salary: £Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15925a BT
Contact Name: Brian Tappy
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 20, 2018 13:49

Job Description

Either home based in the UK, or office based in Reading, Berkshire (dependent on your location and preference), this is a long-term Global Operations Lead contract opportunity overseeing the global operations of oncology studies. This position does not involve monitoring, (the job title is misleading). If you have managed global clinical trial operations (with come experience on oncology) and are looking for a new challenging role then we would be delighted to hear from you.    

The Company

The company is a highly successful pharmaceutical organisation that exceeded all of its targets last year. The organisation boasts a high investment ratio in drug development with a record number of products in research and clinical studies. Oncology is a key area where the company is growing its pipeline in cancer research as it continues to maintain its position as a leading innovator in this field.    

The Role

Working within global the Oncology TA the Study Lead Monitor is a key member of the Study Team responsible for overseeing all aspects of global operational site management. The role focusses on leading, managing and motivating globally dispersed Country Lead Monitors who provide the local interface to the CRO run investigational sites. The role encompasses training and quality oversight, identifying potential operational issues, developing study monitoring plans and coordinating investigator meetings while reviewing country study reports. Acting as the expert advisor to the study team the job holder ensures study processes, procedures and expectations are met. While some international travel may be necessary at study launch time ongoing travel requirements will not be extensive as the role does not involve monitoring or co-monitoring.            

The Contract

The contract will be for an initial 12 months and will be extendable for 12-month periods with a discretionary rate review. The expectation is to work with the company for the duration of assigned study phase as a minimum, however they look to form long term relations with “out-sourced colleagues” (as contractors are called).  The contract provides the security of a 2-month notice period with a competitive daily rate and a flexible 7 hour working day. As identifying the right person is of prime importance we can cater for notice periods.


We are seeking experienced individuals with international/global study operational management experience which includes oncology trials (although this could have been gained as a CRA) and previous first-hand knowledge of site processes and monitoring gained as a CRA/SCRA. Leadership and project management abilities will be a key attributes. Candidates will be considered from CRO, pharmaceutical, biotech and not-for-profit company environments.