• Project Director

    Job Location US-NC-Chapel Hill
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Project Director will provide leadership to cross-functional clinical research projects (or programs consisting of multiple projects) and their team members. The Project Director will be responsible for providing on-time, on-budget, and high-quality results as well as motivating, training, and mentoring team members; helping develop new business in existing and new lines of business; and enhancing customer relationships through delivering superior customer experiences. The successful applicant for this position will bring extensive experience leading complex projects and developing junior staff.


    • Leading complex projects and programs of related clinical studies
    • Conceptualizing the execution strategy for each component project
    • Guiding the preparation of project management plans and other governance documents
    • Recomending and implementing operational strategies
    • Recommending and executing risk management plans
    • Developing, implementing, or promoting new project oversight tools and techniques
    • Managing assigned project resources, including ensuring that project tasks are correctly assigned to staff and vendors
    • Managing project scope of work, including recognizing and negotiating changes in scope
    • Making strategic and tactical recommendations to customers to improve projects
    • Providing strategic and tactical guidance to team members and Rho management
    • Mentoring and providing training and orientation for team members
    • Managing team dynamics and providing frequent feedback to team members
    • Collaborating with customers to provide win/win solutions
    • Contributing to business development initiatives, including proposals, responses to RFIs, bid defense presentations, and support for expansion into new business areas
    • Providing oversight to Project Managers who are managing projects ranging in size and complexity from single service studies to large full scope, multiple protocol projects, global projects and/or portfolio of projects
    • Actively overseeing and mentoring other project management staff (which may include senior project management staff) and clinical monitoring staff

    Why Rho?

    • Opportunities to lead challenging projects across a variety of therapeutic areas and phases
    • Fully-integrated project teams means your operational experts are within arm's reach
    • Agile corporate leadership ensures quick responses and follow-up
    • Critical thinking is expected, valued, and rewarded. We aren't just another "pair of hands" for our clients



    • BS in life sciences or related field
    • Minimum 6 years' experience in clinical project management, at least half of which have been at a CRO managing progressively larger and more complex clinical research projects and programs
    • Substantial experience in rare disease product development, virtual pharma client work, and/or CNS preferred



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