Associate Director, Regional Clinical Project Manager (RCPM) Job

Rahway NJ
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Organization Type
Clinical Practice
Associate Director, Regional Clinical Project Manager (RCPM)-CLI005343


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Regional Clinical Project Manager (RCPM) is a key role to ensure successful execution of clinical trials in the Americas for Merck.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- Is Accountable for overall management and coordination of protocol related activities across countries within the region in assigned protocols. Acts in compliance with ICH/GCP and country regulations, Merck policies and procedures, quality standards and AE reporting requirements internally and externally.
- Leads protocol teams to high performance; supports and interacts directly with CRAs to manage site level activities, interacts and communicates closely with CRM and COM for country timelines and deliverables, and escalates appropriately to CRD to drive efficient study start up, trial execution and closeout across the region.
- Responsible for meeting regional targets and objectives for assigned protocols. Drives and tracks protocol deliverables, timelines and performance to meet regional commitments in partnership with countries.Manages trials proactively; identifies challenges and risks, manages risks and mitigation plans and escalates issues as needed.
- Acts as PPOC between HQ and CO in trial coordination and communication. Interacts and communicates effectively in a culturally diverse remote virtual environment. Facilitates protocol-specific information sharing and best practices across countries. Provides protocol related training and expertise in the region.
- Coordinates protocol related HQ documents and oversees availability of HQ deliverables and supplies for countries. Collates CTA and other submission documents for the region as applicable. Updates and monitors clinical trial related systems and other protocol tracking tools as needed. Coordinates investigator's meeting activities.

This is a home-based/remote position.



- Required: Bachelor in science or health care
- Preferred: Master of Science or Medicine

Required Experience:

- A minimum of 8 years of clinical research experience
- Project Management experience
- Oncology clinical trial experience
- Requires strategic thinking.
- The position requires understanding of international cultural diversity and ability to work efficiently in remote and virtual environment.
- Position requires excellent oral and written English language skills.
- Strong organizational skills with demonstrated success required.
- Requires ability to focus on multiple deliverables and protocols simultaneously.
- Proven extensive experience with project management with demonstrated success required

Preferred Experience:

- Site monitoring experience
- Expert operational knowledge of how clinical trials are conducted and strong scientific operational understanding.
- International experience will be valued.
- Excellent communication, and collaboration skills
- Ability to proactively develop risk management and mitigation plans across the region in an autonomous way to secure study success.
- Expertise in core systems and metrics.
- Ability to lead across several dimensions simultaneously.
- Ability to build understanding of country requirements to proactively serve and coordinate country needs specifically during study start up.
- Strong influencing skills
- Ability to prioritize, align and simplify.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Clinical Research - Clin Ops

Job Title:Associate Director, Clinical Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Other Locations: NA-US-AL-Montgomery, NA-US-WV-Morgantown, NA-US-LA-Baton Rouge, NA-United States, NA-US-NE-Lincoln, NA-US-ME-Bangor, NA-US-AK-Juneau, NA-US-CT-Stamford, NA-US-OR-Portland, NA-US-NM-Albuquerque, NA-US-KY-Louisville, NA-US-VT-Montpelier, NA-US-CA-San Diego, NA-US-SD-Sioux Falls, NA-US-AR-Little Rock, NA-US-HI-Honolulu, NA-US-MT-Great Falls, NA-US-WA-Seattle, NA-Canada, NA-US-CO-Denver, NA-US-DC-Washington, NA-US-MI-Grand Rapids, NA-US-OH-Cincinnati, NA-US-UT-Salt Lake City, NA-US-IA-Des Moines, NA-US-VA-Richmond, NA-US-MN-Minneapolis, NA-US-KS-Kansas City, NA-US-TX-Austin, NA-US-DE-Wilmington, NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd, NA-US-NH-Concord, NA-US-NC-Raleigh, NA-US-SC-Columbia, NA-US-MO-Kansas City, NA-US-OK-Oklahoma City, NA-US-WI-Madison, NA-US-FL-Orlando, NA-US-IN-Indianapolis, NA-US-MA-Boston, NA-US-ID-Boise, NA-US-IL-Chicago, NA-US-GA-Atlanta, NA-US-NV-Las Vegas, NA-US-MD-Baltimore, NA-US-MS-Jackson, NA-US-TN-Memphis, NA-US-AZ-Phoenix, NA-US-NY-New York City, NA-US-WY-Cheyenne, NA-US-RI-Newport

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): N/A

Company Trade Name:Merck

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