Clinical Operations Manager, Home Based Contract

Clinical Operations Manager, Home Based Contract

Job Title: Clinical Operations Manager, Home Based Contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Home Based
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15928a BT
Contact Name: Brian Tappy
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 23, 2018 14:15

Job Description

Home based in the UK, (or office based in Reading, Berkshire if you would prefer) this is a long-term Contract Global Operations Management opportunity planning and overseeing the global operations of oncology studies. This position does not involve monitoring or co-monitoring. If you have managed global clinical trial operations (with some experience on oncology) and are looking for a new, challenging, long term contract role then we would be delighted to hear from you.    

The Company
The company is a highly successful pharmaceutical organisation that exceeded all its targets last year and is set to again this 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 Operations Manager (Study Lead Monitor) is a key member of the Study Team responsible for overseeing all aspects of global operational site management. The role focuses on leading, managing and motivating globally dispersed Country Lead Monitors who provide the local interface to the CROs 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 key attributes. Candidates will be considered from CRO, pharmaceutical, biotech and not-for-profit company environments.