Project Manager

Function: oversight of all operational activities related to the set-up and coordination of international clinical studies (Phase  II / III) or research programs internally, and with external partners.

The PM  reports to a Project Management Leader / Research Operations Director.

Main activities:

  • Serve as main study contact for operational activities for BIG HQ, with multiple partners, including BIG member groups, pharmaceutical industry partners, and a variety of vendors for the clinical trials or research programs.
  • Coordinate BIG HQ responsibilities for individual clinical trials, including, but not limited to:
    • Conduct of group / site feasibility surveys
    • Set up and coordination of study governance committees, working groups related documentation, and meetings (including taking minutes)
    • Development and follow up on study contracts and budgets in collaboration with the BIG HQ Legal and Finance departments
    • Prepare, manage and follow-up on internal and external meetings between partners (including taking minutes)
    • Lead internal and external discussions related to operational activities of assigned studies
    • Prepare and/or review study documents and communications
    • Assist in preparation and follow-up of study related grants if needed
    • Other scientific operations activities as needed
    • Ensure that BIG principles and processes are adhered to, under the guidance of Project Management Leaders/Research Operations Director
  • Maintain BIG HQ study / program files and assist with administrative tasks as needed.
  • Contribute to the improvement of all processes and procedures and all related BIG HQ documentation
  • Work effectively in multicultural teams within BIG headquarters and the BIG network, and across organizational boundaries, respecting differences between people from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • Learn, interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance
  • Accurately and professionally process a high volume of correspondence, documents and other often sensitive and confidential information
  • Maintain a high level of poise and professionalism while coordinating a diverse variety of daily and special project deadlines simultaneously

Qualifications sought:

  • Academic degree, preferably in a (para)medical discipline
  • Experience in the set-up and management of all operational aspects of clinical trials (in academia, industry, or CRO)
  • A good knowledge of GCP and methodologies, regulations and procedures related to clinical trials
  • Experience in oncology clinical trials is a plus
  • Previous experience in managing budgets and contracts is a plus
  • Strong analytical, organization, planning and communication skills
  • Sense of diplomacy, and attention to details, while maintaining a broad overview
  • Native or native-like written and spoken English; French, Dutch or other languages are a plus
  • A high level of integrity and sense of responsibility and professionalism

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research
  • A stimulating international environment
  • Full-time employment under unlimited duration contract
  • A competitive salary and benefits package:
    • Annual salary on 13.92 months
    • Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours
    • 30 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
    • Employee pension plan (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
    • Hospitalization insurance at employer charge only for the employee
    • Intervention public / private transport
    • Luncheon vouchers – Face value EUR 8,00 – employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
    • Eco vouchers – annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
    • Mobile phone according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation)

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