CRA Function Manager (Oncology) - Northeast Region

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: New Jersey, United States
  • Posted: August 18, 2016
  • Reference ID: CLI005155
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.

Manage the performance of a team of Oncology CRA's to support business needs, including but not limited to:
  • Work allocation, staff development and performance appraisal.
  • Provides input for capacity planning, including reporting of current manpower and forecasting of CRA capacity and needs, to provide efficient use of resources.
  • Work with CRA and other functions to ensure consistency of processes and protocol implementation across the country, to reduce variability and provide predictability.
  • Interacts with sites as needed to resolve site operational issues to meet commitments in a timely manner.
  • Attend local Investigator Meetings as necessary.
  • Interface with GCTO/Merck partners on clinical trial execution.
  • Escalates site performance issues to Oncology Clinical Research Director.

People and Resource Management:
  • Manage CRA - career development, performance reviews, etc. Support and resolve escalation of issues from CRAs.
  • Liaise with local HR and finance functions as required.
  • Contribute to HQ capacity/resource planning activities to ensure efficient allocation of resources and work. Manage local conflicts between resource and work.
  • Provides training, support and mentoring to the CRA to ensure continuous development.
  • Ensures CRA compliance to corporate policies, procedures and quality standards

  • Required: B.S./M.S. degree in a Biological Science or Nursing
  • Preferred: Higher degree (MSc or MBA)

  • At least 2 years CRA management experience
  • At least 3 years Oncology CRA experience.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent people management, time management, project management, organizational, and communication skills (written and verbal) in local language and English
  • History of strong performance
  • Expertise in and excellent working knowledge of core systems and tools
  • Skills and judgment required to be a good steward/decision maker for the company.
  • Proficient in the use of core trial management systems.
  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of all applicable ICH/GCP regulations

**The CRA Function Manager will be located within the geographic area of responsibility where practical

**Preferred candidate will reside within the territory.

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