Clinical Program Manager – Partnerships Team

Clinical Program Manager (Partnerships Team)

Job Title

Clinical Program Manager (CPM)

Job Location

The position will be based in Princeton, N.J. with occasional travel to New York City and Los Angeles

Job Reports To

Science Directors and Vice President

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to support CHDI Science Directors in a Unit of the Clinical Department that focuses on diverse projects related to regulatory science, statistics & modeling, health economics & clinical outcomes research, and relationships with external sponsors.  This detail-oriented, self-starting individual will work closely with internal colleagues (scientific, operational, legal, and financial) and external collaborators (universities, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, CROs, pharma/biotech companies) on all aspects of a project’s management.

Job Responsibilities

A Clinical Program Manager will be expected to work closely with project Science Directors and others within CHDI to:

  • plan projects (agreements, budgets, timelines, collaborators, data sharing/data flow)
  • develop and review project descriptions, project budgets and associated contracts to assure compliance with Foundation requirements
  • develop project-related documents including tracking and communication tools
  • anticipate areas of risk, and suggest, plan and implement solutions to mitigate these risks
  • assure good communication among the project team which is made up of members from within the organization and outside vendors/collaborators
  • track and report on progress of projects to the extended project team and management as appropriate
  • reconcile budgets and authorize payments
  • provide input in evaluating and selecting CROs, contractors and other outside vendors
  • maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners in collaborative efforts


The successful candidate will:

  • have a Bachelors or Master’s degree in life sciences, project management/business, or related field
  • have at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry/biotech/CRO/academic experience in project management including budgeting, contracting, operations, and communication
  • be a proactive, creative problem solver and open to innovative solutions
  • be detail-oriented and care about the quality of her or his work
  • have demonstrated the ability to work independently in a distributed, interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment
  • be proficient in the following Microsoft applications: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Additional Skills

An ideal candidate might also have:

  • experience in working with following functional teams/units: regulatory affairs, health economics, statistics, business development
  • experience managing clinical datasets
  • experience in operational aspects of clinical trials
  • knowledge of FDA and EMA regulatory pathways for drug approval
  • knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ICH Guidelines
  • advanced skills using Excel to develop tracking and budget/invoicing spreadsheets; proficiency in MS Project
  • experience negotiating vendor agreements

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