Clinical Trials Project Leader II

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)
Job Location
Durham, NC
Job Description

Ideal candidate will possess clinical trials project management experience to include: addressing project forecasting issues, identifying complex changes, developing scope of work, leading and managing out of scope changes, leading negotiation conversations with sponsors, developing and managing project budget with support, and collaborating with faculty and other functional groups. Prefer experience managing multiple projects and with a variety of therapeutic areas 

Occupational Summary 

Develop, coordinate, and implement research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of phase II, III and/or IV clinical trials research projects conducted by principal investigator (s) at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI); perform a variety of duties involved in the organization, documentation and compilation of clinical research data. 

Work Performed 

Project Management: 
Recommend guidelines and refinement of guidelines in the collection of clinical data and administration of clinical trials; assist in the determination of guidelines for new protocols. 

Develops improvement in processes to increase efficiencies. 

Innovates and adapts research processes and guidelines including designs, methods and data. 

Consistently provides new perspectives to issues. 

Problem Resolution: 
Anticipates and addresses simple or complex operational problems at any study phase. 

As part of the problem solving process, recognizes and considers the long-term benefits, risks and consequences of different solutions to the project and other project team members (including sub-study personnel, sponsors and subcontractors). 

Recognizes when issues need to be escalated to senior management in a timely manner. Proposes resolutions and leads these initiatives with assistance as needed.

Demonstrates a flexible and adaptable problem-solving approach to the operational needs of projects and all project team members (including sponsors and subcontractors). 

Team Management: 
Consistently recognizes the contributions of other team members. 

Exhibits inclusive approach to decision making and goal setting processes. 

Fosters group ownership of and enthusiasm for project. 

Assigns specifics tasks in order to challenge team members while encouraging professional growth. Follows-up routinely with feedback and encouragement. 

Financial Management: 
Proactively finds operational efficiencies in order to increase return on sales. 

Proactively changes resource utilization accordingly to the demands of the project to ensure efficient personnel utilization. 

Independently interprets and acts upon project-specific financial reports. 

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