Project Manager - Central Lab

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


Company Overview:PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.  At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health!  

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success. 

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: As aProject Managerfor the Central Lab you will coordinate and manage clinical trials from start up through close out activities.This position will require you to haveexceptional communication skills, a motivated mindset, and a passion for improving health!

Project Manager's coordinate and manage clinical trials from start up through close out activities. Directs the technical and operational aspects of the projects, securing the successful completion of clinical trials. Identifies and evaluates fundamental issues on the project, interprets data on issues, makes sound business decisions and ensure solutions are implemented. Ensures all project deliverables meet the customer/contract expectations, providing accurate hour forecasts, reviewing pass-through costs and ensuring timely invoicing while working in collaboration with other functional area leads.Project management experience in a central lab or laboratory is preferred.

Essential Functions:  

Manages allocated studies according to timelines and quality standards. Coordinates activities of all functional departments and vendors involved in the project. Works with team and management to develop plans/guidelines for project implementation using PPD tools. Monitors and analyzes project status to ensure successful completion of project parameters, milestones, timetables.Acts as liaison between Sponsor and PPD by facilitating the flow of information between PPD and client. Provides Sponsor with timely project updates, project related fiscal information, ensures correct protocol interpretations, and obtains direction and feedback on implementing scope of work. May discuss and obtain feedback from Sponsors regarding PPD’s performance to date.Plans and communicates to team members study specific tasks and priorities for projects. Liaises with managers in all functional areas within PPD to optimize performance and utilization of the project team members. Appropriately escalates any issues or potential issues to management for all project related issues.Works closely with other departments to manage financial and contractual aspects of the study including establishing and recognizing financial milestones for invoice and subcontractor purposes, subcontracting with third-party service providers, approving subcontractor invoices, and establishing proper accrual for investigator grants. Works with the project team to establish appropriate controls to ensure that project resources and expenses are aligned with budgets.Ensures that appropriate assessment and coordination of project/protocol specific and therapeutic area training needs and activities are occurring for the team members as needed.

Company Overview:PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.  At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health!  

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success. 

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: As aProject Managerfor the Central Lab you will coordinate and manage clinical trials from start up through close out activities.This position will require you to haveexceptional communication skills, a motivated mindset, and a passion for improving health!

Project Manager's coordinate and manage clinical trials from start up through close out activities. Directs the technical and operational aspects of the projects, securing the successful completion of clinical trials. Identifies and evaluates fundamental issues on the project, interprets data on issues, makes sound business decisions and ensure solutions are implemented. Ensures all project deliverables meet the customer/contract expectations, providing accurate hour forecasts, reviewing pass-through costs and ensuring timely invoicing while working in collaboration with other functional area leads.Project management experience in a central lab or laboratory is preferred.

Essential Functions:  

Manages allocated studies according to timelines and quality standards. Coordinates activities of all functional departments and vendors involved in the project. Works with team and management to develop plans/guidelines for project implementation using PPD tools. Monitors and analyzes project status to ensure successful completion of project parameters, milestones, timetables.Acts as liaison between Sponsor and PPD by facilitating the flow of information between PPD and client. Provides Sponsor with timely project updates, project related fiscal information, ensures correct protocol interpretations, and obtains direction and feedback on implementing scope of work. May discuss and obtain feedback from Sponsors regarding PPD’s performance to date.Plans and communicates to team members study specific tasks and priorities for projects. Liaises with managers in all functional areas within PPD to optimize performance and utilization of the project team members. Appropriately escalates any issues or potential issues to management for all project related issues.Works closely with other departments to manage financial and contractual aspects of the study including establishing and recognizing financial milestones for invoice and subcontractor purposes, subcontracting with third-party service providers, approving subcontractor invoices, and establishing proper accrual for investigator grants. Works with the project team to establish appropriate controls to ensure that project resources and expenses are aligned with budgets.Ensures that appropriate assessment and coordination of project/protocol specific and therapeutic area training needs and activities are occurring for the team members as 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 5 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost) Fundamental financial acumen Displays effective communication skills (listening, oral, written) and can communicate in English language (oral, written) Sound interpersonal skills, is flexible and adapts to changing situations Ability to persuade, convince, and influence or impress others Organized, proficient at multitasking with good attention to detail Ability to delegate, effectively prioritizes own and workload of project team members Ability to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc. Understanding and appreciation of clinical research/development, including medical and therapeutic areas, phases and medical terminology Knowledge/understanding of clinical development guidelines and directives Working Environment: 

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 

Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.  

Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  

Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  

Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  

May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.    

PPD Defining Principles: 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD  

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you

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 5 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost) Fundamental financial acumen Displays effective communication skills (listening, oral, written) and can communicate in English language (oral, written) Sound interpersonal skills, is flexible and adapts to changing situations Ability to persuade, convince, and influence or impress others Organized, proficient at multitasking with good attention to detail Ability to delegate, effectively prioritizes own and workload of project team members Ability to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc. Understanding and appreciation of clinical research/development, including medical and therapeutic areas, phases and medical terminology Knowledge/understanding of clinical development guidelines and directives Working Environment: 

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 

Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.  

Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  

Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  

Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  

May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.    

PPD Defining Principles: 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD  

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you

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2020-08-10 00:00:00


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