Clinical Trials Project Manager

This is IXICO

IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in 2013, IXICO has established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience. We will focus on developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics through our remote access technology platform.

We are guided by our “4A” values: Aspiration; Ability.; Agility; and Accountability. These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to directly contribute to achieving our goal to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in clinical drug development. We recognise that we will succeed in realising our purpose and achieving our goal only by bringing together the diverse set of skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, and by building an inclusive culture to continuously enhance our service offering to support our customers’ scientific endeavours.

As our great team continues to grow we are looking to hire a Project Manager in a full-time capacity.

Role Requirements:

The Project Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of clinical trials and research/collaborative studies, providing oversight and direction to IXICO project delivery team members for the full project life cycle for assigned projects. The projects encompass a variety of indications and trial phases and will include those in start-up or complex delivery stages.

This is a key role within the Operations Team ensuring successful delivery of IXICO’s projects, achieving targets, and delivering continuous improvement. This position interfaces with other departments within IXICO and externally with sponsors, partners, sites and subcontractors and vendors and the Project Manager will be responsible for developing lasting relationships with IXICO’s sponsors.

The key deliverables for this role include: 

  • Meeting contracted scope, revenue, and budget targets for a portfolio of projects.
  • Setting, monitoring, and meeting key delivery metrics and KPIs.
  • Planning resources and forecasting work activities.
  • Managing subcontractors and vendors for project deliverables and logistics.
  • Identifying areas of improvement and developing plans to address these areas.
  • Support Business Development and input to new project proposals, attending bid defences and conferences, as necessary.

 Within each assigned project, the Project Manager is responsible for: 

  • Assessing proposed scope of work in a study proposal or change order can be delivered against desired sponsor timelines and against acceptable operating margin as set by IXICO leadership.
  • Operational sign-off for study or change order budgets and review/approval of Statement of Work before contract execution.
  • Functioning as the main point of contact for clients, imaging centres and vendors, throughout the project lifecycle from start-up through close-out.
  • Development and implementation of project plans and timelines via internal and external kick-off meetings ensuring agreement by all parties.
  • Development and delivery of presentations for investigator meetings and kick off meetings, as necessary.
  • Coordinating cross functional teams, including external 3rd parties/vendors when necessary, to ensure efficient delivery of all project requirements.
  • Provide project updates to clients on a regular basis, including conducting routine client calls and maintaining accurate meeting minutes.
  • Revenue forecasting, milestone and invoice tracking and coordinating budget updates.
  • Escalating issues to management, including delivery related risks, as appropriate and leading on timely resolution of CAPAs on assigned projects.
  • Meeting project management metrics on assigned projects, including quality, compliance, KPI and revenue objectives.
  • Ensuring project(s) audit/inspection readiness at all times.
  • Maintaining project documentation and ensuring compliance with SOPs and regulatory requirements.

 Requirements:

  • Degree level (preferably business or life sciences) with strong academic performance or equivalent education or work experience.
  • Minimum desired 5 years of Project Management experience with multiple projects of varying complexities across all project life-cycle phases.
  • Minimum desired 5 years’ experience managing aspects of clinical trials.
  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of clinical research phases, the processes involved in the planning and management of a clinical trial, and the application of these in day to day responsibilities in a regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide deliverables accurately, on time and on budget across assigned projects.

 Other:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven independent and remote working abilities.
  • Proven track record of resolving conflict and managing competing priorities.
  • Must be highly organised and motivated with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strategic awareness and an ability to consider the longer-term impact of decisions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • This role will require collaboration between our teams in the United States and United Kingdom, as well as with Sponsors in countries worldwide.  Meetings and calls may take place outside of standard work hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to present to audiences of seniority in-person and remotely.
  • Comfortable working in a matrix structure.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software applications and in clinical data management systems.

Benefits

  • Generous employer pension contribution,
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO,
  • Annual salary review and discretionary company bonus scheme,
  • Life Assurance scheme,
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal,
  • Work in an industry where you make a difference every single day.

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced project manager to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis.

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application. Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation our entire business is operating remotely. If you have got any questions about this please reach out to our careers team.

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