Shire Clinical Project Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts


The Clinical Project Manager will manage or assist in the planning, implementation, and execution of a clinical research study(ies).

Manages clinical outsourcing to CROs and other vendors such as IVRS, labs, IRBs, etc.

May author, review and approve various study related documents and plans. Leads cross-functional teams and is responsible for the oversight and management of study timelines as well as the financial management of the study(ies).



  • Leads and/or assists the study team to design, develop and deliver the clinical study in accordance with the clinical development plan/strategy, budget and timeline.

  • May assist in authoring/contributing to clinical study documents and study related plans developed by Clinical CROs and vendors.


  • Contributes to the clinical review of CRFs, completion guidelines, and the data review plan

  • Leads/assists in the identification and selection of investigator sites.

  • Assists and/or participates in planning and conduct of investigator’s meetings.

  • Provides input and coordinates the delivery of clinical trial supplies in collaboration with clinical supply team.

  • Collaborates with the cross-functional team on selection and potentially management of clinical vendors.

  • Liaises and coordinates with document specialists regarding study files.

  • Manages escalation of study related issues and communicates as appropriate with management and other R&D functions.

  • May support or co-manage larger complex trials as necessary.


  • Leads and/or assists in the oversight of CRO activities and other clinical vendors to ensure the quality meets Shire and regulatory requirements.

  • Develops and monitors budget for clinical study (investigational sites and vendors).

  • Monitors the status of clinical data collection of assigned clinical studies.

  • May perform periodic visits to sites and/or CROs to assess progress of studies/protocol compliance.

  • Reviews clinical monitoring reports and correspondence related to monitoring visits.

  • Responsible for maintaining tracking information in the clinical trial management system.

  • Oversees and monitors the management of the clinical study, ensuring it is conducted in accordance with the approved study plans.

  • Provide status reports to the Global Clinical Operations Lead (GCOL).


  • Maintains knowledge of therapeutic area, current medical practice and pharmaceutical regulations in order to ensure best practice across all activities.

  • Supports department initiatives and process improvements.


  • May generate or assist in critically evaluating proposals, contracts, and change orders from CROs and other vendors.


  • Develops knowledge of therapeutic area, current medical practice and industry regulations in order to ensure best practice across all activities.

  • Supports departmental initiatives and process improvements.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of applicable computer and project management software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Power Point

  • Familiarity with financial budgeting and forecasting/reporting.

  • Requires strong attention to detail and the ability to establish priorities, schedule, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work successfully within a cross-functional team and a matrix organization.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to interact with investigators, vendors, and internal colleagues.

  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical research.

Complexity and Problem Solving:

  • Ability to manage and communicate effectively with research vendors including reviewing requests for proposals, analyzing scope of work, and responding to inquiries and complaints.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands.

  • Ability to complete tasks to deadlines and resolve/escalate problems in a timely manner.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Scientific/health care field preferred, but not required.

  • Experience (2+ years) working in clinical research within a pharmaceutical company or CRO or similar organization.

Other Job Requirements:

Available for up to 25% domestic and/or international travel.

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