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Clinical Trial Lead

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Primary Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States Additonal Locations: Boston, MA,USA; Cambridge, MA,USA; Charlotte, NC,USA; Charlottesville, VA,USA; Chicago, IL,USA; Dallas, TX,USA; Houston, TX,USA; Los Angeles, CA,USA; Miami, FL,USA; Minneapolis, MN,USA; Orlando, FL,USA; Parsippany, NJ,USA; Philadelphia, PA,USA; Phoenix, AZ,USA; Piscataway, NJ,USA; Salt Lake City, UT,USA; San Diego, CA,USA; San Francisco , CA,USA; Trenton, NJ,USA Full time R1199233

Job description


Member of the core project team and partners with the Project Leader to ensure overall project meets delivery requirements. Responsible for running studies, with Lead Clinical Analyst (LCA) support, and manage the operational aspects of projects to meet contractual requirements and in accordance with SOPs, policies and practices. Represent clinical delivery with customer.


  • Manage the operational aspects of projects to support right subjects and right data to meet or contractual requirements. Collaborate with project leader and LCA to establish an integrated set of plans with Clinical Lead (CL) to be ultimately accountable for results of the clinical team. Represent clinical delivery with customer.

  • Produce and distribute status, tracking and financial reports for the core project team, other functional groups and senior management.

  • Responsible for tracking financial deliverables, reporting and invoicing on projects.

  • Ensure appropriate subject recruitment plans are in place; all outreach or digital offerings are explored and deployed in consultation with the customer. Ensure the Site Recruitment Action Plan (SRAP), patient recruitment target and contingency plans are in place and deployed at trigger points.

  • Deliver the project / program according to the quality management plan. Guide CRAs and advise on critical specific study issues.

  • Manage clinical study set-up, maintenance and follow-up study activities through ongoing tracking and review of study progress. Report progress to appropriate clinical management and project management forums.

  • Accountable for approving final sites lists.

  • Develop the risk management plan from a clinical perspective and coordinate clinical issue escalation and resolution with the Project Leader.

  • Collaborate with other functional groups such as Global Delivery Network (GDN), Labs, Data Management, Pharmacovigilence, and Biostatistics, where necessary, to support milestone achievement and to manage study issues and obstacles.

  • Provide ongoing training and support to the clinical team. Conduct frequent team meetings and ensure regular communication.

  • Drive high performance and efficiency of the clinical team through CRA project objectives, the conduct of monitoring visits. Provide performance feedback to management on clinical team members.

  • Utilize appropriate clinical tools, processes and GDN for the study team to support the execution of clinical deliverable and study timelines.


  • Good knowledge of Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines

  • Proven ability to work through others to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics

  • Proven ability to understand customer needs and appropriately influence decision making

  • Effective mentoring and training skills

  • Ability to balance operational and strategic priorities

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language

  • Effective presentation skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using systems and technology to achieve work objectives

  • Demonstrated proficiency at analyzing data and information to make conclusions and drive sound decision making


  • Bachelor's degree in a health care or other scientific discipline with 5 years clinical research/monitoring experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time

  • Occasional travel requirement

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

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