Johnson & Johnson Careers

Staff Clinical Trial Leader

Diegem, Brussels-Capital Region
Clinical Trial Administration

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805663185W


This individual will be responsible for leading one or several clinical trials within the Clinical R&D Operations CoE, as well as fostering strong, productive relationships with colleagues across the organization. Serves as the trial leader for clinical study execution.  

  • Serve as a Staff Clinical Trials Leader within the Clinical R&D Operations CoE operations group to execute company sponsored clinical trials for the Medical Device Franchises
  • Manage all operational activities of assigned clinical studies within the Clinical R&D Operations group 
  • Serves as a member of the clinical trial/study/program core team and may serve as the liaison with the Clinical R&D Franchise and Clinical R&D BSDM for projects under his/her responsibility
  • May serve as the primary contact for clinical trial sites
  • Independently solves problems arising during clinical study execution, and will seek guidance for more complex problems, as needed
  • Provide internal communication of important clinical data and events. Functions as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, up-to-date project knowledge as requested by key stakeholders
  • May be involved in other tasks to support Clinical R&D Operations and R&D Clinical Franchise as needed
  • Plan, track, and manage assigned clinical trials/programs budgets to ensure adherence to business plans 
  • Support the implementation of new clinical systems/processes, and provide support for publications, as needed.
  • Interface and collaborate with site personnel, IRBs/ECs, Competent Authorities/MoH, contractors/vendors, and company personnel
  • Ensure personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety, and Environmental compliance 
  • Manage resources assigned to designated clinical studies to provide quality deliverables while maintaining optimal efficiency

People Leadership:
  • Ensure that all Human Resource related activities, and decisions embody the Johnson & Johnson Credo Values.
  • Provide strong leadership within a clinical trial, ensuring that each team member has a well-defined set of activities and objectives specific to their role and responsibilities within the context of their business focus. 
  • Ensure efficient use of resources within the clinical study/program to provide high quality deliverables.
  • Manage and mentor Clinical Trial Leaders/Senior Clinical Trial Leaders, as applicable.
  • Responsible for the training, performance management, and development of clinical staff, as applicable. 
Business Leadership:
  • Accountable for quality, compliance with regulations and company procedures, resource requirement, timelines and budgets for assigned clinical projects, including those assigned to direct reports.
  • May lead clinical studies and/or programs that may involve multiple study managers/leaders and CROs (>300k USD annual investment). 
  • Act as an operational expert rotating to new projects to provide technical expertise and training in starting new studies.
  • May support Senior CTM or CTM within a large or complex regulated clinical study/program.
  • Exhibit proficiency and act as a Subject Matter Expert in clinical trials involving complex design issues. May provide solutions and guidance on complex situations. 
  • May manage work done by CROs under CTM/Senior CTM guidance.
  • Identify and ensure strategies, resources, and accountabilities are in place to achieve rapid, cost-effective, and high quality execution of assigned clinical studies/programs, including those assigned to direct reports. 
  • Independent decisions for most situations, but may require guidance for to complex situations.  Minimal supervision needed.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on clinical operation section of protocols with minimal supervision. 
  • Understand business value and balance overall business objectives and functional needs.
Functional and Technical Competencies:
  • Requires knowledge of Good Clinical Practices
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of regulations and standards applied in clinical areas/regions.
  • Effective leadership skills in a professional and ethical manner 
  • Strong Written and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrated competencies in the following areas are required: 
  • Behave and lead in a professional and ethical manner 
  • Presentation skills and influencing of others 
  • Advanced technical writing skills 
  • Advanced project management skills with ability to handle multiple projects 
Leadership Competencies:
Strong leadership required in alignment with J&J Leadership Imperatives: 
  • Connect - Develop collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, across the global CoE as well as the resources providers and vendors to create a strong and productive partnership.
  • Shape - Make recommendations for, actively participate in and lead departmental process improvement activities.
  • Lead – Take ownership for development of self and any allocated direct report and engage in transparent and constructive conversations.
  • Deliver - Strive to ensure all deliverables on allocated studies and those of any direct reports are met on time, within budget and in compliance to SOPs and regulations.
  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
  • Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your supervisor or our Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Travel: up to 20%

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Life Science, Physical Science, Nursing, or Biological Science required.
  • BS with at least 6 years, MS with at least 5 years, PhD with at least 3 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Previous experience in clinical trial management or equivalent is required.
  • Experience working well with cross-functional teams is required.
  • Relevant industry certifications preferred (i.e., CCRA, RAC, CDE).
  • Experience managing others, a plus.
  • Clinical/medical background a plus.
  • Medical device experience a plus.

What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset.  We take your career seriously. 
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.
Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.
Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location
Belgium-Brussels-Capital Region-Diegem
Johnson & Johnson Medical NV (7546)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Administration
Requisition ID