Clinical Program Manager

CSL Behring
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Jul 30, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

Clinical Program Manager

Job Purpose
The Clinical Program Manager(CPM) is responsible for clinical operational planning activities and is accountable for leading program/study execution. The CPM leads one or more studies and may take on additional responsibilities as dictated by project size and complexity with minimal oversight. The CPM provides overall clinical project management, leads the cross-functional study execution team (SET) and coordinates study execution at the global level. The CPM oversees program/study level outsourcing, takes preventive/corrective action(s) to address study/program level issues.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

' Plan, manage and execute clinical programs

• Responsible for the project management of a clinical program/study

• Create and drive study level timeline

• Develop overall feasibility concept and enrollment plan with input from COMs

• Develop and manage study budget

• Provide input on operational aspects of the protocol

• Ensure regulatory compliance and GCP compliance

• Responsible for oversight of TMF with periodic audits

• Responsible for leading vendor selection and management including issue escalation

• Develop and implement Study Management plan and all associated documents (i.e. vendor oversight plan)

• Collaborate with CTS team to plan and coordinate IMP and non-IMP supplies

• Plan, lead, and facilitate SET (internal) meetings as well as act as the CSL lead for vendor meetings

• Ensure monitoring plan is developed and consistently executed in collaboration with COMs.

• Develop proactive strategy and corrective action plan to address study issues in collaboration with SET and COMs

• Consults with COMs for strategic selection of countries and sites

• Facilitate and coordinate communications with external provider

• Ensure Clinical Operations team and external provider receive study specific training

• Report key study performance information, including study start-up metrics, enrollment, data collection timeliness/quality

• Facilitate study close out activities through completion of Clinical Study Report

 • Provide operational input into the overall program strategy.

 • Act as the primary point of contact for internal groups outside of CRD (including

   Regulatory, Commercial Development and Project Management) for program/study specific information.

• Maintain up to date knowledge of the therapeutic area/product candidate(s), clinical practice, competitors, and regulatory considerations.

• Ensure standard processes, tools and procedures are used consistently for study execution


At minimum, bachelor degree or equivalent in life science, nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory technology, or other health/medical related area preferred.

Other degrees and certifications considered if commensurate with related clinical research experience (e.g., diploma or associate degree RN, certified medical technologist).


• As a guide, a minimum of 6+ years’ relevant clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

• A solid understanding of the drug development process, and specifically, each step within the clinical trial process.

• Experience in overseeing global clinical trials (pharmaceutical or research institute).

• Budget forecasting and management.

• Thorough knowledge of ICH guidelines/GCP and its applicability to all stages of the clinical development process.

• Domestic and international travel required. Amount dependent upon project needs