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CSL Behring Clinical Study Manager, Early Development in Marburg, Germany

Clinical Study Manager, Early DevelopmentGermanyR-0921821010 CSL Behring GmbH (DE)

Job Description

The ED Clinical Study Manager CSM is responsible for/supports the on-time delivery of Early Development clinical study (studies). The CSM is responsible for/supports clinical operational planning activities and leading/supporting study execution of early stage clinical studies. The CPAT Senior SM/SM works closely with the Director ED Operations or ED Program Manager (PM) and leads/supports one or more global studies and may take on additional program responsibilities with oversight as required. The CSM leads/participates the Study Execution Team (SET) and oversees study level outsourcing and takes preventive/corrective action(s) to address study level issues. The CSM may be required to co-monitor as needed.


  • Execution of operational activities to ensure clinical study delivery

  • Act as the primary point of contact for internal groups outside of Early Development (Research, Regulatory, Bioanalytics , and Project Management) for study specific information

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the Early Stage clinical studies, product candidate(s), clinical practice, competitors, and regulatory considerations

  • Ensure that IMPACT data is complete in a timely manner

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

  • Support regulatory submissions, as required

  • Review country/site ICF

  • Support audits/inspections and resolution of findings

  • Support IMP management

  • Track contract execution and assist in resolution of site contract issues as required

  • Co-monitor as required

  • Clinical Project Management of an ED clinical program/study

  • Create and drive study level timeline

  • Develop overall feasibility concept and enrolment plan with appropriate input from internal stakeholders

  • Develop and manage study budget

  • Provide input on operational aspects of the protocol

  • Ensure regulatory compliance and Good Clinical Practice compliance

  • Responsible for oversight of Trial Master File with periodic audits

  • Responsible for/contribute to vendor selection and ongoing management (including issue escalation) and oversight of all outsourced activities

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

  • Collaborate with vendors and internal stakeholders to ensure that data is available for review by the Safety Review Committee in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with CS&L team to plan and coordinate Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) and non-IMP supplies. Plan, facilitate and lead 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 appropriate stakeholders

  • Contribute to development of proactive strategy and corrective action plan to address study issues in collaboration with SET and internal stakeholders

  • Assigns and documents study specific roles and responsibilities to internal and external team members

  • Consult with internal stakeholders for strategic selection of countries and sites

  • Facilitate and coordinate communications with external provider

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

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

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



  • 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).

  • Postgraduate qualifications highly desirable.


  • As a guide, a minimum 6+ years’ relevant clinical research (or related) experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

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

  • A solid understanding of the drug development process, and specifically, each step within the clinical trial process. Prior experience in scientific/medical research advantageous.

  • Experience in Early Phase Clinical studies

  • Budget forecasting and management.

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

  • Ability to work independently with some oversight in the support and/or management of clinical trial execution.


Communication and Interpersonal

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and work in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Experienced in working within cross-functional team in a Matrix Environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and decision making skills. Demonstrates innovation. Possesses drive, energy, and enthusiasm to deliver the program objectives. Negotiation and influential skills advantageous.

  • Excellent understanding of all tasks involved in a clinical development program from developing a protocol through finalizing a clinical study report.

  • Ability to plan and ensure execution and completion of clinical program(s) to the highest ethical and scientific standards.

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend complex scientific concepts and data. Proficient in reviewing and assessing clinical data.

  • Extensive and comprehensive knowledge of ICH guidelines/GCP, Maintains current medical/scientific/regulatory knowledge.

  • Demonstrated project management skills including simultaneous management of multiple projects. Possesses excellent planning, time management & coordination skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and use clear judgment in relation to regulatory requirements, interactions with external parties, timelines, and complex clinical programs.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Maintains computer literacy in appropriate software

Travel Requirements (Domestic, International, frequency)

  • Some degree of local, interstate and international travel required.

This is a full time position located at one of CSL’s site. A degree of remote/home working will be considered.


State/Province : Hesse

City : Marburg

Street Address : Emil-von-Behring-Straße 76

Primary Location : CSL Behring Marburg

Full Time/Part Time : Full Time

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