Senior Clinical Operations Manager

Reference Number: 896107-W
Type of placement: Contract
Location: CH, NW


For one of our clients, we are currently looking for a Senior Clinical Operations Manager  for a contract based in Basel, Switzerland.

The ideal candidate should have experience in clinical operations/clinical trial management and excellent problem solving and team building skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Directs the planning, set-up and conduct of trials (phase 1 to phase 3);
  • Prepares trial budgets, forecasts, timelines, and project plans;
  • Negotiates contracts and budgets for assigned clinical trials;
  • Ensures close CRO surveillance and management of other third party vendors (central labs, IWRS/IVRS provider if applicable, secondary packaging);
  • Manages the core team and delegates tasks to team members;
  • Reviews clinical study protocols and provides input;
  • Reviews and/or prepares other trial related documents (manuals, guidelines, visit reports, newsletters);
  • Prepares clinical trial supplies projections and ensures the availability of a supply chain during the whole conduct of the trial;
  • Performs UATs;
  • Prepares and leads internal and external kick-off meetings, monitoring workshops and investigators meetings;
  • Supervises training programs to assure consistency and compliance in conduct and monitoring of clinical trials;
  • Prepares and distributes ad hoc reports, summaries, or analyses as required;
  • Prepares status reports for assigned clinical trials;
  • Conducts co-monitoring visits;
  • Participates in internal/external audits;
  • Participates in dissemination of clinical information to the core team members, as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum academic degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy or Medicine is required
  • An advanced academic degree (M.S., PhD, PharmD, or MD) is preferred.
  • Minimum 7-8 years of progressively increasing clinical development experience within the pharmaceutical industry on a global level with experience in hospital and/or intensive care unit clinical trials
  • Profound experience in clinical operations/clinical trial management especially in outsourced global phase III trials
  • Monitoring experience
  • Excellent leadership/ management skills including excellent problem solving and team building skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to resolve and make judgements regarding administrative, scientific and/or clinical problems without supervision
  • Ability to deliver oral presentations and write in a clear, focused, and concise manner
  • Fluent written and spoken English is a must, German and French will be an advantage
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.

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