Covance

  • Associate Local Start-up Manager (Malaysia)

    Job Location(s) MY-Petaling Jaya
    Job Number
    2018-23205
    Job Category
    Clinical Study Start Up
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    The Start-up Project Manager is accountable for execution and oversight of local operational clinical trial activities and has ownership, oversight and impact on local regulatory and financial compliance, at a country operations level at the client.

     

    The position has a significant impact on how a country can deliver country-specific trial commitments and objectives especially during study start-up. Ability to indirectly influence investigators, vendors, external partners and country managers to deliver these commitments is a must. This includes adhering to budget targets and agreed payment timelines, addressing and resolving issues, maintaining expertise in country based regulations, laws and procedures with minimal support from the client management. The position requires skilled knowledge of budget and contract negotiations, the local ethics, legislation and regulatory environment, submission and approval processes, development of local Informed Consent as well as other site ready and ongoing study deliverables.

    The position requires the ability to proactively develop risk management and mitigation plans in the country and resolve issues locally.

     

    On the Client level:

     

    FINANCIAL (as applicable):

    • Ownership of country and site budgets.
    • Development, negotiation and execution of Clinical Trial Research Agreements (CTRA).
    • Through continual interaction with local clinical team/s successfully delivers clinical and financial contracts within fair market value.
    • Oversight and tracking of clinical research-related payments
    • Payment reconciliation at study close-out.
    • Oversight of FCPA, Denied Parties Screening and maintenance of financial systems.
    • Financial forecasting and tracking of operational budget in conjunction with the client manager.

     

    COUNTRY SUBMISSIONS & LOCAL LANGUAGE MATERIALS (as applicable):

    • Responsible for execution and oversight of clinical trial country submissions and approvals for assigned protocols.
    • Development of local language materials including local language Informed Consents and translations.
    • Works in partnership with IRB/IEC and Regulatory Authority in submission and approval-related interactions for assigned protocols.
    • Deliver the expertise in country based regulations, laws and procedures
    • Provide an oversight and tracking of clinical research-related payments
    • Overlook payment reconciliation at study close-out

     

    MANAGEMENT & QUALITY OVERSIGHT:

    • Responsible for managing country deliverables, timelines and results for assigned protocols to meet country commitments.
    • Contributes to the development of local SOPs.
    • May oversee contract workers and local vendors as applicable.

     

    COLLABORATION:

     

    • Works in close collaboration internally with Clinical country operations (CRD, CRM,CTC,CRA), Country Quality Manager (CQM), Finance, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, PharmacoVigilance, Business Compliance, Legal and regional operations, Head Quarter functional areas and externally with vendors and sites, IRB/IECs and Regulatory Authorities to ensure country deliverables are obtained for submissions, budgets, CTRAs and local milestones.
    • Collaborates closely with Regional Operations to align country timelines for assigned protocols. Provides support and oversight to local vendors as applicable.

     

    LOCAL PROCESS OVERSIGHT: (as applicable):

    • Oversight and coordination of local processes & SOPs
    • Responsible for clinical and ancillary supplies management, importing and exporting requirements, supplies destruction, local electronic/hard copy filing, archiving and retention requirements, and insurance process management.
    • Enters and updates country information in clinical, regulatory, safety and finance systems.

    Education/Qualifications

    • Minimum of eight (8) years of clinical research experience
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Working knowledge of ICH, FDA, local regulatory requirements, IRB/IEC and other applicable regulations/guidelines; familiarity with investigator start up documents; previous interaction with operational project team and investigative sites preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
    • Detail and process oriented
    • Interact with internal and external customers with high degree of professionalism and discretion

    Experience

    • Minimum of eight (8) years of clinical research experience
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Working knowledge of ICH, FDA, local regulatory requirements, IRB/IEC and other applicable regulations/guidelines; familiarity with investigator start up documents; previous interaction with operational project team and investigative sites preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
    • Detail and process oriented
    • Interact with internal and external customers with high degree of professionalism and discretion

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