• Manager of Clinical Operations- (Blue Bell, PA)

    Job Locations (All) | US-PA-Blue Bell
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/11/2019 2:53 PM)
  • Overview



    Do you want to watch clinical development change, or do you want to be the one to shape it?

    Because we’re hoping you’re here for the latter.


    Who are we?

    We Are PRA.


    We are 15,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 85 countries. We are committed to saving lives, and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We are getting live saving drugs into the hands those who need them most.



    Who Are You?

    You are a natural leader with a passion for clinical development. You are organized, but flexible and adaptable to unexpected changes. You can easily envision the bigger picture, without losing sight of the day-to-day tasks. You can provide excellent leadership to not only your project teams, but also to clients. You are excited and enthusiastic. You motivate your teams to do great work and collaborate easily with your clients. You never settle for what is, but are always pushing clinical development forward to what it could be. You motivate others to do the same. Most of all, you want to do it in a place where you’re more than an employee number. A place you love working.


    Still here? Good. Because if this is you, we’d really like to meet you.


    What will you be doing?

    We’re glad you asked. 

    The Manager of Clinical Operations is responsible for recruitment, growth, and development of Clinical Trial Specialists. They provide leadership in the implementation of PRA’s quality initiatives and business processes, achievement of its management goals and objectives within the framework of the company mission, policy and philosophy. You will manage and develop PRA employees to ensure high quality work performance and retention of high quality employees. Specific accountabilities may vary by area of expertise:


    • Develops plans to support growth and career development of assigned Clinical Operations employees as well as manage the delivery of quality performance in line with their job description.
    • Ensures staff development and performance feedback are provided through activities such as mentorship and career development
    • Communicates team and individual goals and expectations to ensure direct reports understand their responsibilities
    • Responsible for managing the performance of staff, including providing input into salaries, bonuses as well as nominations for promotion.
    • Promotes a positive and professional work environment that attracts and retains the best talent and delivers services that exceed customer expectations.
    • May conduct assessment visits with staff as required by SOPs


    Minimum Qualifications



    • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.
    • Experience managing professional staff required; managing clinical research staff highly preferred (performance reviews, performance management, 1:1s, goal setting, HR interaction regarding employee performance, etc.)
    • Substantial experience using computerized information systems including experience with PC- Windows, word processing, and electronic spreadsheets required
    • Read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required
    • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.




    • Clinical research experience is highly preferred.
    • Advanced degree, or its international equivalent, preferred
    • Deadline driven, fast paced environment experience a plus
    • Study Start Up experience a plus.

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


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