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Home-Based Senior Clinical Project Manager (Oncology)

New Jersey All, NJ

Posted: 04/11/2019 Job Type: Clinical Job Number: JN -042019-24631
  • Responsible for management of multiple projects (including global projects) throughout all lifecycle phases
  • Ensures that all project work is completed to the client expectations, ensuring quality deliverables on time and within budget
  • Serves as the principal liaison with clients to ensure effective and timely communication of project progress, issues, and plans for resolution of those issues
  • Provides leadership in the development of clinical trials and related documents
  • Works closely and effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Mentors and assists in the development of project team members, participates in the PM department initiatives, process improvement and training programs
  • Provides strategy and input in business development proposals and attends bid defenses

Duties and Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, track and manage all activity throughout the project lifecycle, including deliverables from all functional areas and vendors in accordance with the project scope
  • Develop project plans, timelines and status reports and communicates with all applicable team members in and outside the organization
  • Promote effective teamwork among cross-functional teams and provide day to day direction for core team
  • Meet with team members on a regular basis regarding project tasks to ensure project milestones are meet
  • Collect information and provide input to line managers on team performance against contract, customer expectations and project baselines
  • Serve as primary project contact with clients to ensure communication is maintained and reporting schedules are adhered to
  • Manage project budget, communicate deviations from budget projections and propose solutions for budget deviations
  • Lead problem solving and resolution efforts
  • Provide proactive and creative recommendations on how to meet goals and handle identified risks and deviations
  • Communicate and escalate unresolved issues at the appropriate time and to the appropriate level of management
  • Define project workloads and assignments
  • Implement continuous process improvements for assigned projects
  • Mentor project managers and support staff
  • Participate in PM department initiatives and training programs
  • Participate in proposal development, bid-defense process and presentations

Competencies Knowledge:

  • Extensive knowledge of clinical research
  • Understands the drug development process
  • Knowledgeable about the critical elements for success in clinical trials; participation in and contribution to these activities
  • Ability to review protocols, programs, and assess the success of a project
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and resource utilization


  • Mature management skills demonstrated by calm and thorough review of situations
  • Proactively identifies and or addresses problems
  • Seeks to understand all contributing factors
  • Proposes, implements, and evaluates appropriate solutions
  • Demonstrated leadership skills - successfully managed large project teams
  • Strong communication and presentation skills - Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive Sponsor, project team member and internal relationships
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations
  • Computer skills with ability using clinical trial management systems, clinical trial databases, and electronic data capture


  • Interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented and meticulous
  • Resourceful with heightened analytical abilities and problem solving skills in a fast paced environment
  • Organizational and prioritizing capabilities
  • Ability to independently manage projects in culturally diverse settings knowledge of different cultural sensitivities within regions and/or countries that could impact the progress of a clinical trial(s), and an ability to use that knowledge to manage relationships and to share that knowledge with the larger project team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s Degree (4 year program); Preferred: Master s Degree
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of clinical project management experience within pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO company setting, i.e. managing the logistics of clinical trial conduct, budgeting/forecasting, and developing/executing project plans
  • Clinical Project Management experience from a CRO company
  • Recent and in-depth Oncology experience
  • Prior experience mentoring and/or training less senior team members
  • Experience managing study timelines, deliverables, and/or vendors

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