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CLINICAL RESEARCH SITE MANAGER

Company: PPD
Location: Chandler
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONPPD 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!Accelerated Enrollment Solutions (AES) is a business unit of PPD that helps biopharmaceutical companies overcome patient recruitment and research site challenges by optimizing each step in the patient journey to deliver greater speed, certainty, and control to clinical trial delivery.As a Site Manager you will be a key member impacting the development and research for therapeutics for patients.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 well being of our employees.Summarized Purpose:Manages the day to day activities, performance and supervision of the research site. Ensures execution of site protocols and providing daily direction to the site's staff. Acts as the liaison between the investigator and the research team and ensures the execution and coordination of clinical research activities according to the organization's SOPs, ICH/GCP and FDA guidelines. Supports the global aligned business objectives, growth, delivery of targets, quality management as well as the appropriate planning and coordinating of resources and facilities.Essential Functions and Other Job Information:

  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counselling, and separations. Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, and terminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests for leave, and overtime.
    • Manages site activities to ensure delivery of site targets as received from senior management.
      • Provides direct or indirect supervision of all clinical and administrative aspects of a clinical trial within the research site to ensure delivery of targets and quality.
        • Responsible for cost efficiencies within the site and all vendor contracts for services at the site.
          • Continuously oversees the schedules of site staff to ensure highest utilization of all resources.
            • Evaluates and implements new operational strategies to enhance efficiencies, provide competitive advantages, and improve overall profitability of the site.
              • May provide input in the feasibility process, considering both recruitment and operational concerns.
                • Communicates targets to the site teams and continuously measures progress.
                  • Plans and prepares proactively for future studies according to new and defined strategies, embracing and implementing new TA area initiatives at the sites.
                    • Collaborates with site and management regarding capacity planning and back-up plans, arranging and attending meetings.
                      • Ensures patient recruitment activities are adequate for study requirements.
                        • Ensures compliance with the company quality framework, regulatory (GCO) legislation, guidelines and international standards (Global/Local COPS/SOPS).
                          #LI-JD1Job QualificationQualifications:Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualificationPrevious experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).1+ year of leadership responsibility.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
                          • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft office and content management software and the ability to learn appropriate software/hardware (i.e. EDC, eCRF and possibly IT/SQL skills but not essential)
                            • Strong attention to detail
                              • Good problem-solving abilities
                                • Good organizational and time management skills
                                  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
                                    • In-depth perspective and knowledge to represent IGC on task forces or teams
                                      • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, determining root cause of deficiencies andproviding recommendations for resolution
                                        • Skilled in leading process improvement activities
                                          • Ability to successfully mentoring and training junior staff
                                            • Proficiency in the review and analysis of audit reports
                                              • Effective coaching and counselling skills
                                                • Ability to read, understand and interpret a protocol
                                                  • Knowledge of clinical trial process and data management, clinical operations, quality management, and systems applications to support operations
                                                    • Strong communication skills and business acumenManagement Role:Manages experienced professionals and / or subordinate management who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Often heads one or more sections or a small department.Working Conditions and Environment:As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment.
                                                      • Work is performed in an office or clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
                                                        • Occasional drives to site locations. Potential Occasional travel requiredPhysical Requirements:
                                                          • Frequently stationary for 4-6 hours per day.
                                                            • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
                                                              • Occasional mobility required.---Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck. ---Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
                                                                • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
                                                                  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
                                                                    • May interact with others, relating and gathering sensitive information. Interaction includes diverse groups.
                                                                      • Works with guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions from management. May require periods of intense concentration.
                                                                        • Performs a widerange of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
                                                                          • Regular and consistent attendance.Diversity StatementPPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.COVID-19 Vaccination Update for U.S. Colleagues
                                                                            • All U.S. colleagues are required to report vaccination status. New hires will be asked to report vaccination status within the first two weeks of employment.
                                                                              • All U.S. new hires who are in the following job categories must be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment or request an accommodation: executive director level and above, client-facing commercial, clinical research associates (CRAs), remote site monitors-local (RSM-L) all CRA and RSM-L line managers, clinic-based staff in early development services and accelerated enrollment solutions, and FSP within analytical services division roles. New hires will be asked to disclose vaccination status upon first day of employment and are required to report vaccination status within first two weeks of employment.

Keywords: PPD, Chandler , CLINICAL RESEARCH SITE MANAGER, Professions , Chandler, Arizona

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