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R&D Operations

Senior Site Manager (Senior Clinical Research Associate)

  • Titel Senior Site Manager (Senior Clinical Research Associate)
  • Funktion R&D Operations
  • Unterfunktion Clinical Trial Project Management
  • Kategorie Experienced Analyst, Clinical Trial Project Management (P5)
  • Standort Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Gepostet
  • Stellenangebotsnummer 2406177824W
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Senior Site Manager (Senior Clinical Research Associate)

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine is recruiting for a Senior Site Manager (Senior Clinical Research Associate) located within commutable distance of Johannesburg and with flexibility to travel.

At Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. J&J Innovative medicine discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in multiple therapeutic areas — Oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Retina. Please visit http://www.janssenrnd.com for more information.

A Senior Site Manager (Senior CRA) serves as the primary contact point between the Sponsor and the Investigational Site. A Senior Site Manager is assigned to trial sites to ensure inspection readiness through compliance with the clinical trial protocol, company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and applicable regulations and guidelines from study start-up through to site closure. Responsibilities may include assisting with site selection, pre-trial assessment, subject recruitment and retention planning, site initiation, on-site and remote monitoring and close-out activities. The Site Manager will partner with the Local Trial Manager (LTM), Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) and Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) to ensure overall site management while performing trial related activities for assigned protocols. May contribute to process improvement and training of other Site Managers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as primary local company contact for assigned sites for specific trials.
  • May participate in site feasibility and/or pre-trial site assessment visits
  • Attends/participates in investigator meetings as needed.
  • Responsible for executing activities within site initiation and start-up, preparation and conduct of site monitoring (including remote monitoring), site management (by study specific systems and other reports/dashboards) and site/study close-out according to SOPs, Work Instructions (WIs) and policies. Responsible for the implementation of analytical risk based monitoring model at the site level and to work with site to ensure timely resolution of issues found during monitoring visits.
  • Ensures site staff are trained and the corresponding training records are complete and accurate at any time point during all trial phases. Responsible in close collaboration with LTM and central study team for the activities during site activation phase in order to speed up the process and activate the site in shortest possible timeframe.
  • Contributes to site level recruitment strategy and contingency planning and implementation in partnership with other functional areas.
  • Ensures site study supplies (such as Non-Investigational Product (IP), lab kits, etc.) are adequate for trial conduct.
  • Ensures that clinical drug supplies are appropriately used, handled and stored and returns are accurately inventoried and documented.
  • Arranges for the appropriate destruction of clinical supplies
  • Ensures site staff complete data entry and resolve queries within expected timelines.
  • Ensures accuracy, validity and completeness of data collected at trial sites
  • Ensures that all Adverse Events (AE) /Serious Adverse Events (SAEs )/Product Quality Complaints (PQCs) are reported within the required reporting timelines and documented as appropriate. For AEs/SAEs, ensures that they are consistent with all data collected and with the information in the source documents.1
  • Maintains complete, accurate and timely data and essential documents in relevant systems utilized for trial management.
  • Fully documents trial related activities, in particular monitoring. Writes visit reports and follow-up letter in accordance with the SOPs. Promptly communicates relevant status information and issues to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Reviews study files for completeness and ensures archiving retention requirements are met, including storage in a secure area at all times.
  • Collaborates with LTM for documenting and communicating site/study progress and issues to trial central team.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team meetings and trainings.
  • Complies with relevant training requirements. Act as local expert in assigned protocols. Develops therapeutic knowledge sufficient to support role and responsibilities.
  • Works closely with LTM to ensure Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) is completed for Quality Assurance (QA) site audits and for quality issues identified at the site during routine monitoring and other visit types, e.g. On Site Quality Monitoring Visit (OSQMV).
  • Prepares trial sites for close out, conduct final close out visit.
  • Tracks costs at site level and ensure payments are made, if applicable.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in particular investigators, trial coordinators and other site staff.
  • May participate in the Health Authority (HA) and IEC/IRB submission and notification processes as required/appropriate.
  • Acts as a point of contact in site management practices.
  • May be assigned as a coach and mentor to a less experienced site manager.
  • May contribute to process improvement and training.
  • Leads and/or participates in special initiatives as assigned.

Befähigungen

Education and Experience Requirements:

A minimum of a BA or BS degree in Life Sciences, Nursing or related scientific field (or equivalent experience) is required!

A minimum of 3 years of clinical trial monitoring experience. Other relevant experiences and skills may be considered by the hiring manager when considering the candidate’s eligibility.

Strong understanding of GCP, company SOPs, local laws and regulations, assigned protocols and associated protocol specific procedures including monitoring guidelines.

Strong IT skills in appropriate software and company systems.

Willingness to travel up to 75% with occasional overnight stay away from home.

Flexibility to work from J&J Johannesburg office.

Proficient in speaking and writing the country language and English. Good written and oral communication.

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo. We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we in South Africa are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”! When appointing potential candidates in South Africa, the Employment Equity and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation will be considered.

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