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Clinical Study Manager

Company name
Astellas Us, LLC

Northbrook, IL
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Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture. There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company. Astellas is announcing the Clinical Study Manager

opportunity in Northbrook, IL.

Purpose & Scope:

Plan, initiate and execute assigned clinical studies with operational excellence

Be accountable for effective management of budgets, timelines and resources for assigned clinical studies and implementation of appropriate standards and processes to ensure clinical study quality

Be responsible for effective training and management of interactions with study team, study sites and vendors for assigned clinical studies

The scope of this position is Phase 1 through 4 APGD-sponsored clinical studies in Women's Health and other non-oncology trials.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Manage and lead the day-to-day operations of assigned studies to ensure completion per established project team goals and objectives in compliance with applicable GCP/ICH guidelines and other regulatory requirements

Manage and lead cross-functional study teams, including vendors

Provide accurate and up-to-date study information within CTMS and other relevant tracking systems and provide regular updates of study progression to Clinical Program Management and other stakeholders; proactively identify and resolve issues that arise during study conduct; manage escalation of study-related issues

Lead development of study plans and system set-up; participate in preparation and ensure operational excellence of protocol, CRF, CSR and other key study team deliverables

Implement appropriate systems, standards and processes to ensure quality at the level of investigative sites, vendors and data

Lead preparation of vendor requirements and project scope and selection of study vendors; effectively manage interactions with vendor study team

Lead feasibility assessment and selection of countries and sites for study conduct

Oversee the clinical aspects of timely data cleaning, data analysis and the availability of top line results; participate in data reviews and review of statistical analysis plans

Ensure set-up and implementation of effective investigator and site monitor training; coordinate operational and therapeutic area training for internal and external study team members.

Provide oversight and direction to study team members for study deliverables; may provide direction to Associate Clinical Study Managers and Clinical Trial Associates for assigned studies

Quantitative Dimensions:

Responsible for the preparation and management of budgets, timelines and resources for assigned clinical studies. Responsible for study budgets up to $100M.

Organizational Context:

Reports to the Senior Manager, Clinical Study Management or above. This position has no direct reports but may provide oversight and direction to study team members for study deliverables and may provide supervision to Associate Clinical Study Managers and Clinical Trial Associates.




BA/BS degree with at least five years multi-country clinical trial experience or advanced degree

(MS/PhD/PharmD) with at least 3 years clinical trial experience

Must have strong knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines.

Must have strong knowledge of protocol and clinical drug development processes, clinical study design, study planning and management, and monitoring.

Requires proven project management skills and study leadership ability.

Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, administrative skills and computer ability.

Fluent in English. Moderate (25%) travel required.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled




IL, Northbrook


Clinical Science

Company Profile
Aiming to become an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company contributing to people's health Astellas Pharma Inc., to fulfill its business philosophy to "Contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products," is actively engaged in business as an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company.

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