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International Trial Management Assistant Student Placement

  • Título International Trial Management Assistant Student Placement
  • Función General Administration
  • Sub función Administration
  • Ubicación High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
  • Publicado
  • Identificación requerida (Req ID) 2206083366W
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Duration: 12 months

Location : High Wycombe

Sector: Pharmaceuticals

This is a one-year industrial placement, for a Trial Management Assistant in Clinical Operations, working in an international central study team at Janssen. Experience is not required for this role, however a good understanding of life sciences and a desire to be directly involved in the development of new medicines is essential.

Who is Janssen? Janssen is a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson. We are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology (haematology and solid cancers), immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular (pulmonary hypertension and ophthalmology). Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health. Please visit for more information.

Position summary:

You will join our Pharmaceutical business in the Portfolio Delivery Operations department in the role of a Trial Management Assistant.  You will be given a high level of exposure to many aspects of the Clinical Trials division. This is an office-based role and is an exciting and unique opportunity to be at the forefront of drug development in one of Europe’s fastest growing top ten pharmaceutical businesses.

The focus of this position is to support operational aspects of the global international team designing, planning, managing, analysing and reporting the results of clinical trials. Scope of work will include tasks associated with trial start-up, execution or close out, in all clinical phases of drug/vaccine development. The range of tasks will include activities assigned by the Global Program Leader, Global Trial Leader, Clinical Trial Manager, and/or Global Clinical Trial Administrators. It may vary to some degree depending on the therapeutic area and trial-specific requirements. There will be the opportunity to conduct your own project.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Duties include:

  • Contribute to cross-functional trial team and study management team meetings (face-to-face or virtual).
  • Set up and / or manage trial-specific electronic systems (e.g. Clinical Trial Management System, data reporting tools etc) with expectations that study / data status information is kept up to date at all times.
  • Assist wider team with any activities which support trial management across the various phases of a trial (e.g. patient sample management).
  • Collect, file and archive study documents.
  • Work cross-functionally with internal teams and external vendors.
  • Support organisation of UK PDO departmental events.
  • Collaborate with the student cohort on fundraising, charity & local community events, including work with our local school(s).
  • Support the onboarding activities of placement student successors.
  • Become familiar with the regulatory and ethical frameworks, including the principles of International Committee of Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP).


Requirements of the role:

  • Successful completion of the first two years of a degree course by Summer 2023.
  • A degree in Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences).
  • Good Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) skills.

Key skills and competencies:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic for working in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Motivated to develop and learn.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral forms.
  • Analytical, with good problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable team player, who actively contributes to the team.
  • Actively seeks feedback, and uses to learn.
  • Bounces back quickly from mistakes; learns and moves on quickly.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Seeks opportunities to learn and grow professionally.
  • Takes initiative, can prioritise and manage own workload autonomously.
  • Proficient digital literacy, good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and balance multiple priorities.

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 the UK 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”!

Please note that we plan to close for first round of applications on 27th November, but could close earlier if we receive too many applications

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