Project Manager Study Start-up, Europe – Home based

Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical is recruiting for permanent Study Start-up Clinical Project Managers for a leading international Clinical Research Organisation. These will be home based positions and available in most European countries.


This Project Manager Study Start-up is an exciting opportunity to project manage and lead core project team during study start up phase and facilitate team’s ability to lead extended/complete project team. Depending on size and scope of project, this job duty may be performed in collaboration with a Project Director, this varied role will include

  • Ensuring effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external ancillary services.
  • Leading implementation of Six Sigma initiatives on projects as applicable.
  • Monitoring project schedule and scope to ensure both remain on track.
  • Initiating and implementing appropriate actions.
  • Accountable for budget across assigned project(s) including the control and minimizing of write-offs.
  • Proactively identifying out of scope activities and ensure necessary change orders are executed.
  • Proactively engaging in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to both internal and client requirements.
  • Presenting at external and/or internal meetings.
  • Ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Supporting new staff in region and integrate them into the study process efficiently.

Skills and experience:

To be considered for this Project Manager Study Start-up job this ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A life science or nursing degree 
  • A thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP, the clinical trial process and a basic understanding of regulatory requirements in other countries  
  • Previous relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company/CRO, including at experience of full project management responsibility, especially in the study start up phase 
  • Working knowledge of financial control procedures (costing systems, time reporting)  
  • Experience of managing overseas clinical trials  
  • Broad knowledge of drug development process and client needs
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate staff within a field based environment  
  • Demonstrated Account Management and business development experience with a previous track record working as a Clinical Project Manager or in a Senior Clinical Study Start-up role would be advantageousJim Gleeson - Senior Recruiter at CK Clinical.

How to apply:

Apply online:

If you would like to find out more or apply for this Project Manager Study Start-up job please contact Jim Gleeson on 01438 743 047 or email  Please quote reference CL25848 in all correspondence.


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