Covance Clinical Project Director , Gastroenterology ( GI ) - US Homebased in Princeton, New Jersey

Job Description:

Covance is seeking a Gastroenterology (GI) clinical trial expert to join our late phase team as a Project Director. This is a virtual opportunity and can be located anywhere in the US.

The GI Project Director will oversee and direct multiple clinical trials concurrently. Additionally, you will develop and manage budgets, timelines, and quality guidelines for projects, thereby ensuring that expectations are met while identifying and mitigating risks. You will supervise and assess the performance of the core team members and motivate, train and develop the team's expertise to ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operations, while maintaining good relationships with sponsors. Additional responsibilities include:

• Partner with Financial Analyst to report revenue and milestone projections through study completion.

• Proactively identify out of scope activities, execute necessary change orders and support negotiations with client on project budget issues.

• Accountable for budget across assigned projects and/or programs.

• Develop strategies to control and minimize write-offs across projects and/or programs.

• Manage client expectations proactively.

• Find creative and cost-effective ways to meet quality metrics agreed with client and key stakeholders.

• Ensure project risks are discussed at project reviews. Monitor and control the risk plan and provide ongoing oversight to ensure mitigation plans are in place and working. Escalate risks newly identified by the project team to stakeholders.

• May be assigned line management responsibilities for the training, utilization, development and performance review of assigned staff. In the absence of line management responsibilities, the Project Director will be expected to mentor project management staff.

• Develop and manage client project metrics.

Requisition ID: 67954BR

Job Category: Clinical Research

Locations: United States - Princeton, NJ, United States - Raleigh-Durham, NC

Shift: 1

Job Postings: Covance is seeking a Gastroenterology (GI) clinical trial expert to join our late phase team as a Project Director. This is a virtual opportunity and can be located anywhere in the US.

The GI Project Director will oversee and direct multiple clinical trials concurrently. Additionally, you will develop and manage budgets, timelines, and quality guidelines for projects, thereby ensuring that expectations are met while identifying and mitigating risks. You will supervise and assess the performance of the core team members and motivate, train and develop the team's expertise to ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operations, while maintaining good relationships with sponsors. Additional responsibilities include:

• Partner with Financial Analyst to report revenue and milestone projections through study completion.

• Proactively identify out of scope activities, execute necessary change orders and support negotiations with client on project budget issues.

• Accountable for budget across assigned projects and/or programs.

• Develop strategies to control and minimize write-offs across projects and/or programs.

• Manage client expectations proactively.

• Find creative and cost-effective ways to meet quality metrics agreed with client and key stakeholders.

• Ensure project risks are discussed at project reviews. Monitor and control the risk plan and provide ongoing oversight to ensure mitigation plans are in place and working. Escalate risks newly identified by the project team to stakeholders.

• May be assigned line management responsibilities for the training, utilization, development and performance review of assigned staff. In the absence of line management responsibilities, the Project Director will be expected to mentor project management staff.

• Develop and manage client project metrics.

Education/Qualifications: • University/college degree (life science preferred) or certification in a related allied health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from an appropriately accredited institution.

Experience: • Minimum of 9 years relevant clinical research experience including at least 4 years of full project management responsibility

• 2+ years’ recent experience in GI trials, preferably in the indications of Crohns, colitis, or IBS

• Experience in managing global programs with large financial value and complicated structure, multiple vendors and/or sub-CROs and Academic Research Organizations in a virtual environment

• Financial awareness and ability to actively manage financial tracking systems

EEO Statement:

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.