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The Manager of Study Start Up supervises a team of Study Start-Up Leads (SULs) to ensure all deliverables related to site activation are achieved for their allocated countries/projects as specified in the Client Contract and/or Work Order. The Manager of Study Start Up provides project oversight performing deliberate and scheduled review of country/project progress and/or risks in support of assigned SULs. To further support site activation the Manager of Study Start Up is assigned to specific projects or programs to enable account oversight including participation in Global Project Review meetings. The Manager of Study Start Up provides leadership in the implementation of PRA’s quality initiatives and business operations, achievement of its management goals and objectives within the framework of the company mission, policy and philosophy and works alongside the Director and Associate Director of Clinical Operations to improve on PRA’s Study Start-Up processes and systems.


  • Applies knowledge of PRA’s policies and procedures.
  • Direct experience in preparing and delivering Start Up activities – such as plans and reports.
  • Able to functionally manage effectively through 1:1s, performance management and CD&F.
  • Able to accurately project resource requirements and works to contractual requirements when assigning reports.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication with internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of ICH GCP.
  • Able to interact with multi-functional teams (e.g. Clinical Operations, Global Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, Quality Management etc.) and with Clients.
  • Contributes to the preparation and presentation of Clients presentations at bid defense.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of PRA systems.


  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience within a clinical role – for example Clinical Operations, Study Start Up, Clinical Team Manager. 
  • Significant CRO experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in global clinical trials.
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required.
  • Undergraduate degree (or its international equivalent) in clinical, science or health-related field from an accredited institution.

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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