Clinical Program Manager

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Solna, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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The Clinical Program Manager is responsible for managing the overall operation of pre-clinical and clinical trials including project planning, budget, resource management and, if required, contract research organization management (CRO). Provides oversight, supervision, and mentorship to Clinical Operations staff.

This position is part of the Clinical Affairs department and will be located in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Oversee Operations staff, both regular and contract staff, and manages all aspects of clinical operational plan.
  • Develop study related documents and overall direction for the clinical sites to establish protocol development.
  • Manage clinical budget and develops contingency plans for clinical trials
  • Responsible for managing full scope of study.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication across functions, including the Executive, R&D, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Finance and Commercial teams; including regular reporting on adherence to timelines, milestones and budget, with recommendations for plan adjustments as needed.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5 + years of clinical research experience within medical device (IVD preferred), biotech, or pharmaceutical
  • Working knowledge of FDA and/or IVDR regulatory requirements related to clinical research
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally a few times per year

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • At least 3 years of CRA experience and 1 years of study management experience
  • Experience with in vitro diagnostic clinical trials
  • Experience working with infectious diseases and/or oncology clinical trials.

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