Senior Project Manager I

Job Location US
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Project Manager will provide leadership to cross-functional clinical research projects and team members. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for providing on-time, on-budget, and high-quality project results as well as motivating, training and mentoring team members and helping develop new superior customer experiences. The successful applicant for this position will bring experience leading complex projects and developing junior staff.


  • Leading complex projects, conceptualizing the execution strategy for each component project
  • Preparing project management plans and other governance documents
  • Recommending and implementing operational strategies
  • Recommending and executing risk management plans
  • 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 tactical recommendations to customers to improve projects
  • Providing strategic and tactical guidance to team members
  • 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, and bid defense presentations


  • BS in life sciences or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing progressively larger and more complex clinical research projects
  • Therapeutic expertise in Pain or Psychology is preferred
  • Ability to identify issues within a project and lead the resolution within the team
  • Solid understanding of applicable clinical research and scientific concepts and regulatory requirements; e.g. Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, regulatory agency regulations
  • Ability to interpret study protocols and designs
  • Experience in conducting on-site monitoring visits and/or managing activities of a CRA team to achieve project deliverables
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers
  • Success in rapidly changing, flexible environment, with ability to prioritize own workload, as well as that of project teams and client counterparts, to meet internal and external deadlines and escalate issues appropriately
  • Consistent record of long-term, high-quality project work and client relationships
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications



EOE. Veterans/Disabled


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