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Clinical Project Manager (focused on Biometric Project Management), Toronto/Markham, Ontario, Canada Location

Everest Clinical Research ("Everest") is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) providing a broad range of expertise-based clinical research services to worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. We serve some of the best-known companies and work with many of the most advanced drugs, biologics, and medical devices in development today.

Everest has been an independent CRO since 2004 with a strong foundation as a statistical and data management center of excellence. Building on this foundation, Everest has successfully developed and established itself as a full-service CRO. Everest’s headquarters are located in Markham (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada with additional sites in Little Falls (Greater New York City Area), New Jersey, USA, and Shanghai (Pudong Zhangjiang New District), China. Everest is known in the industry for its high quality deliverables, superior customer service, and flexibility in meeting clients’ needs. A dynamic organization with an entrepreneurial origin, Everest continues to experience exceptional growth and great success.

Quality is our backbone, customer-focus is our tradition, flexibility is our strength...that’s us…that’s Everest.

To drive continued success in this exciting clinical research field, we are seeking committed, skilled, and customer-focused individuals to join our winning team as a Clinical Project Manager (focussed on Biometric Project Management) for our Toronto/Markham, Ontario, Canada location.

Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for defining project scopes and estimating budgets, planning, directing, controlling project activities, managing resources and budgets, as well as project team performance of cross-functional teams engaged in clinical research and development activities. This position is also accountable for reporting of project progress status to Everest internal management and its clients. These activities may include but are not limited to managing projects with activities focused on clinical operations, data management, statistics, medical writing, subject randomization and drug supply management (IWRS), administration of data monitoring and adjudication committees, as well as preparing drug submissions to regulatory agencies.

When required, the incumbent may assist the organization in responding to and preparing for Request for Information and Request for Proposals, and subsequently defining work scopes and budgets, and performing contract administration activities.

When required, the incumbent may perform clinical trial planning, management, and site monitoring from the initiation of a trial to its closure.

  1. Manage projects with activities focused on one or more of the following: clinical operations, data management, statistics, medical writing, subject randomization and drug supply management (IWRS), administration of data monitoring and adjudication committees, as well as preparing drug submissions to regulatory agencies.
  2. Integrate information to define work scopes and estimate budgets, develop and manage cross-functional project work plans including resource requirements and utilization, budgets, quality deliverables and timelines.
  3. Manage all project management aspects of assigned Phase I -IV clinical trials and in accordance to ICH guidelines, FDA, Health Canada, EMA, and other applicable regulatory and legal requirements.
  4. Be the primary point-of-contact for clinical trial sponsors to ensure the timely initiation and completion of clinical projects.
  5. Lead cross-functional project teams. Manage the planning, implementation, conduct and reporting of assigned projects within the established timelines and budgets, and with the quality and requirements necessary for regulatory approvals.
  6. Coordinate activities between Everest and trial sponsors, and with various supporting groups or third party vendors (e.g., central lab and other specialty labs) to ensure that all contractual obligations are met.
  7. Proactively track and manage the financial status against budget and reconcile expenses across sub-streams of activities.
  8. Proactively track and manage project tasks against timelines and hours spent/budgets, alert management when there are risks of having major deviations.
  9. Prepare project status reports and maintain accurate and current details. Present project status to internal and external stakeholders.
  10. Function as meeting facilitator for the meetings involving various internal and external participants.
  11. Function as facilitator of problem solving and conflict resolution.
  12. Communicate project action items and key decisions through timely minutes and follow up actions.
  13. Conduct “lessons learned” meetings with project team members to learn from failures and prevent same from future projects.
  14. Contribute and/or participate in the performance evaluation of staff who performed under the responsible projects.
  15. When required, the incumbent may assist the organization in responding to and preparing for Request for Information and Request for Proposals, and subsequently defining work scopes and budgets, and performing contract administration activities. Attend and present at bid defense meetings.
  16. When required, perform clinical trial planning, management, and site monitoring from the initiation of a trial to its closure.
  17. May provide support in Clinical Operations as required, such as the following:
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    Assist in the development of study-specific training materials.
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    Manage the process of setting up and maintaining the Trial Master File.
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    Review/compile documentation for qualification of clinical sites. Support review of that documentation to ensure that those clinical sites comply with ICH-GCP and relevant local regulations.
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    Assist with the preparation and negotiation of contracts with vendors and investigational sites.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. B.Sc. or M.Sc. in life sciences or health related field.
  2. Minimum of 8 years’ clinical research experience within a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or CRO setting.
  3. Experienced as a clinical trial monitor, initiating, monitoring, and closing out clinical trials will be desirable for Clinical Operations support tasks.
  4. Ability to travel a maximum of 50% of working hours may be required.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of cross-functional processes including clinical operations, statistics, data management, subject randomization and drug supply management, data monitoring and adjudication committees, regulatory affairs, and medical writing.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of ICH guidelines, FDA, Health Canada, and EMA regulations.
  7. Ability to define scopes and estimate budgets, plan and manage projects, including resource requirements and utilization, hours spent vs. budgets, key deliverables and timelines.
  8. Demonstrated leadership abilities, including setting goals for others and driving to achieve them in accordance with allocated resources, timelines, and budgets.
  9. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated strong negotiation and presentation skills.
  10. Strong ability in problem-solving including conflict resolution.
  11. Fluency in French, including medical and scientific terminology, will be desirable.

How to Apply:

Please send your application, indicating the position to which you are applying to [email protected]

To find out more about Everest Clinical Research and to review other opportunities, please visit our WEB site at www.ecrscorp.com 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everest is committed to upholding the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and upon request, we will provide accommodations for candidates participating in any part of our recruitment and selection process.

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