HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have.
At Amgen, our shared mission to serve patients drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide.
Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.
Local Trial Manager (LTM)
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be the primary point of contact to lead, manage and co-ordinate the conduct of clinical trials from study start-up (COLA) to close out (CSR / Archival) at a country level in accordance with ICH-GCP and other applicable local regulations.
You will maintain the quality and scientific integrity of clinical trials at a local / country level and actively collaborate with cross functional internal and external partners to ensure timely delivery, budget execution of clinical trial results within the local country.
Key Activities :
Partner with global and local country teams to provide high level country strategy and actively drive study progress and local / country level study delivery
Accountable for study results and drives key decisions within country
Planning, management, and oversight of clinical study execution in accordance with the global program strategy, through leadership with engagement of the cross-functional Local Study Team (LST)
Contribute and develop program / study-specific materials e.g., monitoring plan, study specific training documents.
Support and contribute to Clinical Study Teams (CSTs) / Trial Management Teams (TMTs) as applicable, agenda driven, present at meetings when needed
Communicate country status (including timelines and deliverables) to key partners including updates to relevant systems for transparency
Accountable for site-level goal setting and study-specific deliverables for clinical sites within their country(ies)
Manage, oversee and supervise applicable vendor activities e.g., laboratories and equipment provisioning
Utilize local / country regulatory knowledge to contribute to NAMP provisioning and import / export license processes
Actively engage and lead local cluster team with LOC from a study perspective (e.g., Local Medical, DOM).
Provides country level input into the Country Operational Plan (COP) and partner with the Development Feasibility Manager through feasibility and with the Global Clinical Managers (GCMs) to ensure local delivery of the study
Manage, supervise, and review country and study trends
Identify and facilitate resolution of cross-functional study-specific issues
Provide updates regarding the study budget and obtain approval for budget deviations for clinical sites (outside of range)
Effectively own and bring up any issues related to delivery, timelines, or budget to study team as required
Conduct on-site quality visits with CRAs where / when appropriate and supports the maintenance of Amgen investigator site relationships
Implement regulatory agency inspection readiness activities (e.g., TMF review, story board generation)
Support internal audit and inspection activities and contribute to CAPAs, including leading resolution of issues when appropriate e.g., vendor management
Participate in cross-functional task forces / process improvement groups
Assign and lead all aspects of deliverables of study support staff e.g., Study Management Associate, CTS , SASM (Snr. Assc. Study management)
Coordinate site contracting, budgeting, insurance and payment process by supervising local support roles
Lead and continually review country level risk mitigation activities to ensure study delivers to plan
Maintain relevant therapeutic knowledge
Triage / tailor communication from study / local team to sites to ensure efficient and effective communication flow
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Trial Manager with these qualifications.
Doctorate degree OR
Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience OR
Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of directly related experience OR
Associate’s degree & 10 years of directly related experience OR
High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience
Advanced knowledge of global clinical trial management
BA / BS / BSc
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience of leading local / regional or global teams
Minimum 2-3 years’ clinical trial project management experience
7 years’ work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 4 years of biopharmaceutical clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials in a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company
Experience in management and oversight of external vendors (e.g., CROs, central labs, imaging vendors, etc.)
Must be a local / country expert with proven project management experience locally
Must be able to build strong site relationships as well as other local relationships to ensure end to end study delivery is met.
Some of the vast rewards of working here
As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.
Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work / life balance, and career benefits with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor