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Clinical Project Management Director, Internal Medicine

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Primary Location: Kirkland, Quebec, Canada Additonal Locations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada,CAN; Montreal, Quebec, Canada,CAN; Toronto, ON,CAN; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,CAN Full time R1247452

Job description


Direct and manage large, global, multi functional projects or program, including the execution of the clinical component of the project/program to the Sponsor’s satisfaction, ensuring quality deliverables, on time delivery and within budget. Has strategic decision-making responsibility for the project/program. Ensure that all project work is completed in accordance with SOPs, policies and practices.


  • Manage the scope of work, objectives, quality of deliverables, and other project and study management activities.

  • Serve as primary project/program contact with Sponsor to ensure appropriate communication channels are maintained and reporting schedules adhered to.

  • Ensure the development of project plans for all phases of the project lifecycle, including the quality and risk management, ensuring that issue escalation and resolution is clear.

  • Develop proactive contingency plans to mitigate clinical risk across studies.

  • Work with Business Development to finalize the project/program budget and scope of work.

  • Direct and lead project activities for team members related to their project-oriented tasks to ensure that project/program milestones are met.

  • Continually review and make recommendations to ensure adequate resources are available to meet project deliverables and milestones

  • Develop, lead and implement continuous improvement for assigned projects and programs.

  • Act as the key relationship manager for assigned clients; recommend courses of action regarding client management issues; implement plan following approval by senior management.

  • Ensuring adherence to change control processes.

  • Provide consultation to clients on drug development process, study management strategy, and plans as needed.

  • Participate in proposal and budget development, evaluate feasibility of potential programs and impact on company operations and goals, negotiate and make decisions on behalf of the organization. Participate in sales/proposal presentations in face-to-face meetings with potential clients.

  • Participate in function and/or corporate initiatives, special project assignments, and as a client liaison or departmental cross-functional liaison.


  • In depth technical and/or therapeutic expertise and knowledge of study, project and drug development processes

  • Demonstrated financial management skills, including project financial tracking and accounting methods

  • In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines

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

  • Excellent customer management skills

  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to balance operational and strategic priorities

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

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills

  • Highly effective team leadership skills

  • Sound judgment and decision making skills

  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.


  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related field and 12 years clinical research experience including 8 years project management/ leadership experience, including multi-regional and global focus; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.

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

  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.

  • May require occasional travel.

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