Senior Local Trial Manager


Job title: Senior Local Trial Manager

Company: Johnson & Johnson

Job description: Job Description:

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Janssen India, the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson India, is dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in India, in oncology, immunology, neuroscience and analgesia, dermatology, infectious diseases and metabolic diseases. Driven by a strong dedication to the health and well-being of patients, Janssen India brings innovative products, services and solutions to people throughout the world. Janssen recognizes the impact of serious conditions on people’s lives, and aims to empower people through disease awareness, education and access to quality care in six therapeutic areas.

Position Summary:

(Briefly state the objectives of this position)

The Local Trial Manager II (LTM II) is responsible for local management of a clinical trial (or Medical Affairs data generation activity) in a country or countries. The LTM II is the primary point of contact at a country level for assigned studies and has operational oversight of assigned protocol(s) from start-up through to database lock and closeout activities as described in GCO procedural documents. The LTM II is responsible for coordinating and leading the local trial team to deliver quality data and trial documents/records that are compliant with the assigned clinical trial protocol, company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and regulatory requirements.

The LTM II actively contributes to process improvement; training and mentoring of Clinical Trial Assistants (CTA), Site Managers (SM) and LTM I roles. The LTM II may have some site management responsibilities.

The LTM II may also perform the role of Clinical Trial Manager (CTM)/Global Trial Lead (GTL) for single country as described in GCO procedural documents.

Principal Responsibilities:

(List Major Responsibilities and duties of the position. Describe scope of responsibilities.)

1.Collaborate with Functional Manager (FM)/Clinical Research Manager (CRM) for country protocol feasibility (if applicable) and site feasibility assessment in conjunction with CTA (if applicable), SM and CTM/GTL. Implements any local criteria for site selection. Ensure consistent conduct of pre-trial assessment visits and instruct teams on appropriate follow-up of pre-trial visit report and country feasibility report. Recommends suitable sites for selection to participate in trial.

2. Collaborates with the Global Product Lead (GPL), CTM/GTL, local management/Country Head and other study team member to select final site list.

3. Contributes input to the study management documents at a country level or initiates development of these documents for a single country trial, as per SOPs

4. Leads and coordinates local trial team activities in compliance with SOPs, other procedural documents and applicable regulations. Leads local project planning activities to meet recruitment targets and to deliver high quality data on time and within-study budget. Including but not limited to: development of local trial specific procedures and tools, recruitment planning, contingency and risk management, and budget forecasting.

5. Ensures that all Adverse Events (AE) /Serious Adverse Events (SAEs)/Product Quality Complaints (PQCs) are reported within the required reporting timelines and documented as appropriate.

6. Maintains and updates trial management systems. Uses study tools and management reports available to analyse trial progress

Monitors country progress and initiates corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) when the trial deviates from plans and communicates study progress and issues to study management teams.

8. May submit requests for vendor services and may support vendor selection.

9. In certain situations, may assist in negotiation of trial site contracts and budgets. Forecasts and manages country/local trial budget to ensure accurate finance reporting and trial delivered –within budget.

Adheres to finance reporting deliverables and timelines.

10. Attends/participates in Investigator Meetings as needed. May schedule and conduct a local/country investigator meeting

11. Conducts local trial team meetings and provides or facilitates SM training when needed (i.e.

implementation of study amendment-and changes in study related processes).

12. Reviews and approves Monitoring Visit Reports submitted by SM; identifies issues and/or trends across a

trial project and escalates deviation issues to the CTM/GTL and FM as needed

13. Reviews and approves site and local vendor invoices as required. Manages local study supply, as required.

14. Prepares country specific informed consent in accordance with procedural document/templates.

Reviews and manages site specific informed consent forms in accordance with SOPs, other procedural

documents and applicable regulations.

15. Organizes and ensures IEC/HA approvals, if applicable, and ensure that the trial is in compliance with local regulatory requirements

16. Works with SM to ensure CAPA is implemented for audits and inspection or any quality related visits

17. Complies with relevant training requirements.

18. Acts as subject matter expert for assigned protocols. Develops strong therapeutic knowledge to support

roles and responsibilities. May represent GCO on cross functional teams.

19. Acts as primary local/country contact for a trial. Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships

with external stakeholders, in particular investigators, study trial coordinators and other site staff; and

internal stakeholders, including Medical Affairs and Marketing for Medical Affairs trials.

20. Actively contributes to process improvement, training and mentoring of CTAs, SM and other LTMs.

21. Conducts accompanied site visits with SM as delegated by FM.

22. May assumes additional responsibilities or special initiatives such as “Champion” or “Subject Matter Expert”.

23. May represents functional area in process initiatives as required

Principal Relationships:

(Describe the primary working relationships (internal & external) and primary interfaces)

Primary Reporting Structure: Reports to a Functional Manager

Primary interfaces: Functional Manager/CRM, CTAs, SMs, CTM/GTLs, Study Responsible Physicians (SRP), Quality & Compliance Managers/Specialists, Local Safety Officer. Other Internal Interfaces: R&D Country Head, Regional Therapeutic Area Experts (RTAEs), Contracts &

Grants, CTM/GTL, R&D study team (e.g., SRP), data management and Medical Affairs (when applicable)

External Interfaces: Trial Site Personnel, external vendor representatives, Ethics Committee and others as required

Education and Experience Requirements:

(Describe the minimum knowledge, skill and ability requirements for the position. Include any degrees or certifications which are required and/or desirable.)

A minimum of a BA or BS degree in Life Sciences, Nursing or related scientific field (or equivalent experience)

is required.

Minimum 10 to 15 years of pharmaceutical and/or clinical trial experience is preferred (including site

monitoring experience), however other relevant experiences and skills may be considered by the hiring

manager when considering the candidate’s eligibility.

Specific therapeutic area experience may be required depending on the position. Should have solid

understanding of the drug development process including GCP and local regulatory requirements.

Willingness to travel with occasional overnight stay away from home.

Solid leadership skills. Solid communication and computer skills required. Proficient in speaking and writing the country language and English language. Excellent written and oral communication skills

Some experience in mentoring/coaching and providing training to other LTMs, SMs and CTAs preferred. The ability to lead initiative/small teams.

Flexible mindset and ability to work in a fast-changing environment. Ability to work on multiple trials in parallel.

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Johnson & Johnson offers an unusual experience to professionals looking for an opportunity to work with hardworking people who share your real passion for caring in an environment that empowers you to drive your own career.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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India-Maharashtra-Greater Mumbai-
Johnson & Johnson Private Limited (8080)
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Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Job date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 01:07:22 GMT

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