Global Manager, Site Identification and Site Relations (Home/Office-Based) - IQVIA Biotech (R1071153) in Morrisville, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA Biotech is looking for a Global Manager, Site Identification and Site Relations to sit either home-based or in our office in Raleigh- Durham, NC.


This position has accountability for managing a team of Site Identification Leads and Specialists to work in collaboration with Strategic Feasibility to conduct preliminary evaluation of the Corporate PI Data base, and other commercially available databases to support the identification of Investigators and relevant Sites in various countries as specified in various RFPs, proposals and awarded study contracts. Once awarded it will be the responsibility of this individual to lead the Site Identification team in preparation of a site list that is up to date with current contact information and has been prioritized according to site information, site/PI metrics, and sponsor criteria. This position also oversees the continued development of site relationships and the patient recruitment and retention group.

In addition, this individual also has responsibility for working with Senior Management to proactively identify areas of improvements to current working practices and processes within Site Identification group. 

This role is a cross functional position requiring the individual to have the ability to pro-actively work across multiple internal and external departments. This position works directly with the Senior Director of SFCS in setting priorities and clear expectations for Site Identification and Process Improvement.


  • Has full management responsibility for leading the Site Identification and Site Relations team in the support of pre award preparation of site lists requested by Strategic Feasibility and subsequent support of awarded study site list preparation across multiple therapeutic areas.
  • Directs the Site Identification and Site Relations team in obtaining site lists from commercially available databases, Novellas proprietary data base, Quintiles PI database and data generated by various Feasibility Analysts to prepare for proposal responses and Bid Defense activities.
  • Directs the Site ID team following study award to prepare a vetted sited list that meets the high level profile outlined by the Feasibility Analyst and includes current contact information to be used by the ISSC team.
  • Builds strong communication channels with various Networks and relevant Society’s across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific to increase Novella’s knowledge of site identification and Investigator collaboration.
  • Manages and expands the early phase site relationship group
  • Manages the patient recruitment and retention group 
  • Attends project meetings with cross functional department managers to provide strategy for identifying potential investigators.
  • Manages and has ownership of the Global Principal Investigator Database in IL2 and business objects and is responsible for the continuous updating and refining these databases.
  • Pro-actively identifies the need for new Standard Operating Procedures and Working Practices within the Site ID group.
  • Assures that within the role there is sufficient and successful collaborations established with key operating departments within Novella to further enhance the functioning of the Site Identification and Site Relations group.      
  • Works with Senior Management in growing and developing the Site Identification team including interviewing potential new members of staff as applicable.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant country regulations, and GCP/ICH Guidelines for

Clinical Research.

  • Participates in business development activities to grow Novella business where applicable.


  • Demonstrated ability to form strong working relationships across functional boundaries.
  • Excellent knowledge of country regulatory requirements and/or ICH guidelines for conducting clinical research.
  • Documented experience in identifying and working with sites for the purpose of conducting clinical research studies.
  • Significant medical background preferable  that supports understanding of various therapeutic areas and how they work with other related specialties to support successful enrollment strategies.
  • Experience interacting with clinical research centers interested in participating in research trials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize, develop and manage timelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of resources required to permit protocol implementation.
  • Considerable ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with colleagues and other research organizations.


  • BS /BA/BSc in a health-related field with relevant demonstrated clinical trials experience at least 5 years and or appropriate BA/BS/BSc or equivalent discipline. Within the total years of experience, at least three (3) years of experience in a contract clinical research position is required. 
  • Pharmaceutical Clinical Research experience required.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting study start up and Trial Master File/ISF for clinical trials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


  • Ability to travel (approximately 15% over an annual period)
  • Very limited physical effort required to perform normal job duties


This position is classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act; employees are not eligible for overtime compensation.

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Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

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IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Job ID: R1071153