Associate Project Manager, Oncology

Job Location(s) UK-Maidenhead
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Job Overview

Assist in the cross-unit coordination both internal and external, inclusive of sub-contractors, for projects utilizing one or more Covance Services or sites.

  • Assist in the management and tracking of project resource needs and contribute to contingency planning for key resources.
  • Assist in the successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects.
  • Serve as client primary contact for areas assigned by Project Manager (PM), Senior Project Manager (SPM), or Associate Director (PD).
  • Assist in the leadership of the core project team, including CRAs, as directed by PM/SPM/PD to facilitate their ability to lead extended/complete project team including the maintenance of timelines in MS Project,
  • Contribute to improvements to enhance the efficiency and quality of the work performed on assigned projects by creating presentations, storyboards and maintaining items in ADI log.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with assigned clients and meet/exceed client satisfaction expectations.
  • Assist in ensuring that all staff allocated to assigned projects adheres to professional standards and SOPs.
  • Under direction of PM/SPM/PD, identify and assess risks, maintain associated documentation and track project progress against financial milestones financial systems.
  • Track client project metrics and participate in internal project review meetings.

Education / Qualifications


University/college degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health

profession(i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution.

+    In lieu of the above requirement, candidates with five (5) or more years of relevant clinical research experience in pharmaceutical, CRO industries or experience in a health care setting will be considered.

+ Thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including a basic understanding of regulatory requirements in other countries.

Thorough understanding of the drug development process.


+   Working knowledge of Covance SOPs.

+ Experience as a Senior Clinical Research Associate, whether internal or external.


+ Minimum of four (4) years of relevant clinical research monitoring experience (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits).

+    In lieu of the above requirements,  candidates with> five (5) years supervisory experience in a health care setting and four (4) years clinical research experience (including monitoring) in the pharmaceutical  or CRO industries will be considered.

+   In lieu of the above requirements, candidates with five (5) years of site management and/or study/project coordinator experience will be considered.

+   Comprehensive understanding of Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs.

+     Comprehensive understanding of both site monitoring and study site management requirements.

+    Comprehensive understanding of applicable regional regulatory requirements.

+ Ability to work with minimal supervision.

+    Good planning and organization skills.

+ Good computer skills with good working knowledge of a range of computer packages.

+    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Ability to set clear expectations for junior staff on projects.

+    Ability to understand and work with financial information.

+ Ability to resolve project-related problems and prioritizes workload for self and team.

+ Ability to work within a project team.

+ Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a matrix environment.


+    I+ year additional experience in a related field (i.e. medical, clinical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, research, data analysis, data management or technical writing) is preferred.

+ Local project coordination and/or project management experience.


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