Clinical Operations Leader



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The Clinical Operations Leader is responsible for coordinating the functional team members and their activities across all geographies, liaising with project leadership and the sponsor to ensure that the Global Research Operations deliverables (timeline, quality, productivity) are met. The Clinical Operations Leader has overall accountability for the execution of the clinical operations strategy on the project. May act as Project Leader for projects involving a small number of services, where no Project Leader is assigned. Tasks assigned as responsibility include all aspects of the GRO discipline.
Provides work direction to project team members as appropriate and works closely with all project team members.

Key Accountabilities:
• Effectively communicate with internal and external customers as well as third party vendors
• Prioritize effectively and respond to urgent requests within team or from sponsor.
• Manage study start-up activities, in small size studies
• Provide input to project tools, PL project plan, Central File Maintenance Plan
• Provide input to the format and content for sponsor reports
• Provide input to and oversight of site selection strategy plan
• Develop site selection and monitoring plans for the team
• Review and provide input into patient recruitment plan and retention plan
• Ensure all team members have access to tools and documents
• Establish efficient / effective working relationships with other functional Leaders and coordinators across geographies and projects within a given program
• Develop study plans, tools and forms. Project Implementation, Control & Evaluation
• Provide leadership and direction to project team members
• Identify, organize and deliver (where appropriate) study specific training in collaboration with Project Leader and Project Specialists
• Evaluate and identify resourcing needs and continuously monitor over life cycle of project
• Provide productivity targets to project team members
• Provide performance feedback on team members as appropriate
• Address identified and escalated site issues and drive to closure
• Early recognize areas of potential problems and provide input to contingency plans
• Monitor study timelines, patient recruitment, retention and data cleaning to ensure successful outcome of the project
• Oversee maintenance and quality check of Central Files
• Provide input to the Revenue Recognition forecast
• Identify changes in scope and liaise with Project Leader
• May be required to conduct site visits as per client or project demands
• Participate in client, investigator and team meetings
• Prepare, participate in and follow up on audits / inspections
• Collaborate with project team (e.g. Project Leader and Data Operations Leader) on database lock activities
• Together with Project Leader ensure all administrative closeout procedures are completed, according to Project Close-out Checklist
• Together with Project Leader ensure project is archived and all documentation returned to the client as specified by the contract
• Participate in end of study meeting and give input to lessons learned information and feedback relevant information into the relevant functions Operational

• Substantial experience in clinical research including relevant experience as a Team Leader in Clinical functions or proven experience in coordinating clinical trials.
• Degree in a life science, nursing qualification or relevant experience
• Competent in written and oral English
• Strong understanding of the cross functional activities
• Leadership skills
• Strong customer focus
• Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
• Effective time management in order to meet daily metrics or team objectives
• Personal skills that include: ability to take initiative and work independently, ability to successfully work in a team environment, sense of urgency in completing assigned tasks
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Ability to travel as required
Additional Information
Location | | | Home Based Start Date 2013-07-18
Job Type Full Time
Salary Not Provided
Career Level Not Provided Relevant Work Experience Not Provided
Education Level Not Provided Job posted on 18-Jul-2013

Contact Information
Company Name PAREXEL Telephone No Not Provided
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