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Clinical Project Manager

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharm Country

Job Details


Clinical Project Manager


Ipsen Bioscience, Inc.

Job Description:

Clinical Project Manager (CPM)

Purpose of the position

  • Oversee and drive all aspects of the assigned global international clinical study(ies) outsourced to a CRO in respect of planning/timelines, quality, budget and defined goals
  • Drive execution and report activities in conjunction with Clinical Development Program Directors (CDPDs), Medical Dev. Directors (MDDs), and other Ipsen team members
  • Endorse project plan developed by the CROs in accordance with study objectives and Ipsen requirements in terms of team responsibility, risk mitigation plan, escalation process, communication plan...
  • Ensure the Global clinical studies are managed according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), local regulations, guidelines and SOPs in the required standard of quality
  • Communicate and share the progress of the project, and work effectively as a Team
  • Lead, Manage and Drive the cross-functional Clinical Study Team and Contract Research Organization (CRO) in collaboration with the CDPDs and Ipsen team members responsible of the study

Main responsibilities and tasks

Ensure study team management and communication

  • Oversee and drive cross-functional leadership and expertise to ensure effective contribution, execution and delivery of study activities as per quality, plan/timelines and budget
  • Foster a team approach to all activities associated with the implementation, conduct and closing of clinical studies including Ipsen clinical study team members (TA, Biometry, Pharmacovigilance, Finance controlling, Global Regulatory Affairs, CMC Supply chain…) and SPs
  • Establish and maintain excellent professional relationships with Services Providers, clinical study team through regular communication, between company, investigators and experts in conjunction with Medical Dev. Director (MDD) and other relevant Ipsen team members

Lead clinical project processes

  • Lead cross-functional clinical study teams focused on conduct of assigned projects
  • Interact with CDPD to define strategic operational direction
  • Review status reports provided by Service Provider/CRO and highlight issues to facilitate decision making
  • Manage and lead all operational aspects for implementation and conduct of global clinical trial activities from study start-up to CSR, in respect of GCPs and relevant SOPs

Key accountabilities and activities

Develop, manage, and execute assigned projects by:

  • Set-up study team before Services Provider are on board and lead and manage regular internal Study Team meetings during the course of the study.
  • Contribute to study protocol development including study concept where applicable
  • Develop and control planning and study timelines in collaboration with all other Ipsen supportive functions/SPs
  • Provide expertise to clinical outsourcing specifications and purchasing to facilitate RFP documents and selection of Services Provider
  • Participate in the selection of Services Providers and other external vendors in collaboration with purchasing department, study team, finance controller and Corporate Legal Affairs
  • Accountable for the development, management and tracking of trial budget working closely with the finances and service provider representative - financial management of the clinical trial including budget planning and preparation of quarterly reports
  • Ensure appropriate oversight of Services Providers) and other external vendors activities and develop the oversight manual in accordance with the services providers Technical Specifications document
  • Review final draft and approve major study documents as described in the Services Providers /CROs Technical Specification documents (e.g. oversight manual, communication plan, project plan, instruction manuals….)
  • Supervise country feasibility and site selection processes in collaboration with CDPD, MDD, GMA, CRO and Ipsen Affiliates (if needed) to identify and gain approval for high quality investigators and study sites
  • Provide support and oversee the activities of the Clinical Trial Associate (CTA) assigned to the study for: insurance certificate, contracts signature process, set-up and management of the Trial Master File (eTMF), transparency and local reporting as per legal and Ipsen requirements, update of reporting tools (study trackers, Hermes,…) and alert if required; drive billing and forecast
  • As applicable, provide support and oversee the activities of the Clinical Monitoring Lead (CML) to ensure the coordination of the clinical, monitoring and site management activities are in accordance with study objectives and quality standards.
  • Work with the SP, Patient Affairs office, and digital team as appropriate to develop and approve a recruitment strategy and communication tools (e.g. Newsletter…) to increase study awareness, patient recruitment and retention in the study
  • Ensure through study team management that the necessary regulatory, safety and data evaluation requirements are met to allow the conduct of clinical related activities in conjunction with the Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance (GPS), Data Management and Statistics Departments
  • Participate in meetings lead by SP (e.g. Inv. & CRA meeting, Study team meeting, Clinical Data Review …), Review meeting minutes and ensure with SP Project Manager that issues are proactively identified, communicated and resolved in a timely manner
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of project milestones, study progress tools (planning reporting, study dashboard...) and escalate appropriately in case of deviation to the planning and of any issue regarding the quality of the data
  • Travel as needed to observe and discuss projects, build positive working relationships and maintain enthusiasm regarding projects
  • For activities, not out-sourced (e.g. Management of IMP…) ensure regular forecast update and bulk shipment
  • Work with line functions and Quality Assurance (GRDQ) to identify potential quality issues. Coordinate post quality audit hosted by Sponsor and ensure CAPA implementation by SP
  • Assist Quality Assurance (GDDQ) within inspections preparation as applicable
  • Participate in the preparation and review of clinical study reports and ensure that CSR Appendices are completed and validated by the relevant functions within the agreed timelines.
  • Liaise with the relevant Ipsen or Service Providers teams to ensure the posting of the clinical study and the results on the required registries and as per local regulations.
  • To perform any other activity as may reasonably be required by the DCDP and/or TA clinical operation head from time to time.

Clinical activities (out of studies)

  • Contribute/participate on SOP update and review training material created by Process Training Management
  • Contribute to the efficient operation of the TA Group and to transversal project cross- TAs and other departments within Ipsen (e.g. systems implementation, change management initiatives, continuous improvement initiatives …)

EHS responsibilities:

  • Comply with applicable EHS regulations and procedures.
  • Participate in the site's EHS performance by reporting risks, malfunctions or improvements
  • Participate in mandatory EHS training

Experience / Qualifications


Relevant experience of pharmaceutical drug development:

  • Minimum of 3 years working in clinical research with management of clinical activities for the set up and running of international registrational studies, for at least 2 years
  • Experience in managing and developing relationships with Contract Research Organizations (CROs/SPs)
  • Experience in working with multidisciplinary groups (internal & external), flexibility, adaptability and ability skills to work within a matrix environment.


  • Life science or medical graduate or other relevant qualifications.


  • English: Very good English language knowledge (oral and written)

Key Required Technical Competencies

  • Ability to work in a strong regulated environment within a quality management system (QMS)
  • Advanced knowledge of software application (ex: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader …)
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Able to produce work in teams and within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Basic Financial Knowledge- must be able to work with financial tracking tools
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Industry R&D - Good understanding of the drug development process and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry environment
  • Good knowledge of the Good Clinical Practices (GCP) or other clinical study regulations
  • Intimate knowledge of regulatory requirement (ICH E6, GCP, EU Directive)
  • Excellent leadership skills and capability to work within a team as leader and team player
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (French, English)

The annual base salary range for this position is $112,500-$165,000.

This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentives program.

At Ipsen we are proud to offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including 401(k) with company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts. Ipsen also provides parental leave, paid time off, a discretionary winter shutdown, well-being allowance, commuter benefits, and much more.

The pay range displayed above is the range of base pay compensation within which Ipsen expects to pay for this role at the time of this posting. Individual compensation within this range depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge and demonstrated skills.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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