Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior Clinical Trial Manager

Beerse, Belgium
Clinical Trial Coordination

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805676401W

Who is Janssen? We’re more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives. 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.
We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. We work for change that will improve access to medicines: the best available treatment at an affordable price. That’s why we at Janssen strive to provide access to effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.
We are recruiting for a Senior Clinical Trial Manager to be based in Belgium.He/she will ensure regional/global clinical operations deliverables progress according to agreed upon timelines and milestones as leader of the Study Management Team (SMT). This includes country & site feasibility and site selection, trial set-up, study execution and trial closure and vendor set up activities as assigned by the GTL.   
Key Responsibilities                                                                                             
  • Support GTL in leading related CRO country & site activities.     
  • Major Duties/Responsibilities
  • Study Management Team Leader
  • Leads the SMT, drives issue resolutions, and provides updates to all Trial Team members on the deliverable status. 
  • Ensures required reports are generated and available for real time tracking of trial status. 
  • Manage timely and accurate documentation, communication of study progress and issue escalation
  • Site selection, enrollment, monitor study progress
  • Coordinate the data collection and prepare/ drive the site selection decision process
  • Establish enrolment commitments and ensure actual enrolment meets projected commitments across the regions at the clinical trial level.  Ensures the availability of robust recruitment/contingency plans are in place for each region          
  • Ensures timely and accurate documentation and communication of study progress and issue escalation.  
  • Financial planning and tracking
  • Set-up country budgets and monitor actuals vs forecast for Out of Pocket Expenses, and review assigned vendor invoices/spend.                       
  • Ensures accurate budget management for assigned trials, including the budget updates in line with scope & follows up on budget variances. This includes ensuring vendors and affiliate budgets are tracked according to plan. Updates are made to proactively account for scope changes. 
  • Document development 
  • Creates and updates study-specific documents such as Monitoring Guidelines, Informed Consent Form, Investigational Medicinal product (IMP) related documentation, Blinding Plan, country and site feasibility related documents. Provide input into cross functional documents such as Safety related documents, Protocol Deviations and Issue Escalation processes, External Service Provider Oversight Plan, Filing and Archiving Plan.
  • Training and Investigator Meeting
  • Create appropriate trial-specific training materials and requirements, making them available to the regional/site/CRO staff and delivering training as needed. 
  • Responsible for the set-up and coordination of Investigator Meetings. 
  • Cross functional Study Management
  • Act as the primary contact person for the local teams within GCDO. Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal stakeholders, such as country representatives, data management leader and clinical supplies unit. 
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge of protocol and procedures and adequate therapeutic area knowledge.
  • Continuous Quality Focus
  • Ensure compliance with global Health Authority regulations and guidelines and internal operating procedures and processes. Participate in preparation for, and conduct of, Health Authority inspections and internal audits.
  • Ensure that the Study Management Team (SMT) operates in a constant state of inspection-readiness. 
  • Work with Bioresearch Quality & Compliance (BRQC) liaisons to ensure quality oversight of assigned trial utilizing the available tools.
  • Data Cleaning
  • Coordinate data cleaning independently towards a timely and successful database lock
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of time.

Required Minimum Education: BS degree or equivalent required, preferably in Life Sciences.
Min 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or CRO. 
Clinical research operational knowledge
Project management skills
Experience and Ability to coordinate global teams in virtual environment for min 2 years.
Proven track record in successfully managed trials and leading country teams from start-up to database lock
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• Committed to caring
• Responsible to our communities
• Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how
• Unique in our background and experiences
• The drivers of our own success
• Passionate about doing what’s right
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Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Coordination
Requisition ID