Oncology Clinical Operations Study Project Manager

Sep 28, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Study Project Manager is a member of Abbvie clinical development operations (CDO) organization accountable for implementation of one or more phase 1-4 global clinical studies within a therapeutic area.  Study Project Manager is responsible for efficient, and on-time delivery of clinical studies with the highest level of quality in accordance with study budget and in alignment with company objectives. As team member responsible for bringing the science embedded in a study protocol to life, the Study Project Manager must apply scientific expertise, strategic thinking, analytical skills, global mindset, and innovative solutions to proactively manage study risks and anticipate challenges.    


  • Plan, conduct and close out of clinical studies in compliance with quality standards (ICH/GCP, Global Regulations, and AbbVie policies and procedures)
  • Lead cross functional study team, Lead Clinical Study Team Meetings, actively manage and track study milestones and critical path activities
  • Provide regular updates on study status and progress to cross functional teams, stakeholders, and governance bodies
  • Development of the clinical study design and associated systems and documents; ICF, eCRF, IRT, CSR, etc.
  • Create the study budget and oversight of financial management of approved budget
  • Vendor selection, management and oversight of external vendors in compliance with AbbVie’s processes and procedures and the applicable regulations
  • Generate study related training for the study team, study sites, and vendors for assigned studies and ensures our CTMS is up to date
  • Proactively anticipate, identify, and address study related issues and opportunities for innovative solutions and best practices
  • Single point of contact and decision maker for operational aspects of the study. 
  • Initiate and actively participate in creation of innovative solutions and process improvement initiatives beyond his/her studies.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science discipline, or equivalent
  • Must have 5 years of experience in Pharma/Biotech/CRO planning and executing global clinical trials
  • must possess problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical mindset
  • Demonstrates a high level of core and technical competencies through management of various components of clinical trials
  • Possesses good communication skills and demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Demonstration of successful coaching/mentoring in a matrix environment.
  • Competent in application of standard business procedures (Standard Operating Procedures, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance)

Preferred exposure in study initiation through study completion in multiple phases of studies (Phase 1-3, 4)

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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