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The Breast International Group (BIG) is an international not-for-profit organisation that represents the largest global network of academic groups dedicated to breast cancer research. 30+ clinical trials are run or under development under the BIG umbrella at any one time. Our mission is to facilitate and accelerate breast cancer research internationally.

See below for available positions within the BIG HQ team or see here for career opportunities within BIG Member Groups.


BIG HQ is currently seeking for a:

Project Manager

As an experienced Clinical Trials Project Manager in the Scientific Operations Department at BIG Headquarters (HQ), you will focus on the set-up and coordination of international clinical studies (Phase  II / III) or research programs with a variety of partners. You will be based in Brussels, Belgium, report to a Project Management Leader / Research Operations Director, and will be engaged in the following types of activities:

  • Serve as main study contact between multiple partners, including BIG member groups, pharmaceutical industry partners, and a variety of vendors for specific clinical trials;

  • Coordinate BIG HQ responsibilities for individual clinical trials, e.g.:

    • Conduct of group surveys / site feasibility

    • Set up of study governance committees and related documentation

    • Coordination of governance committees and working groups and their meetings (including taking minutes)

    • Development and follow up on study contracts and budgets in collaboration with the Legal and Finance departments

    • Prepare, manage and follow-up on meetings between partners (including taking minutes)

    • Prepare and/or review study documents and communications

    • Assist in preparing reports and articles if needed

    • Assist in preparation and follow-up of study related grants if needed

    • Other scientific operations activities as needed

    • Ensure that BIG principles and processes are adhered to, under the guidance of Project Management Leaders/Research Operations Director

  • Organize internal team meetings;

  • Maintain BIG HQ study / program files and assist with administrative tasks as needed;

  • As part of a project management team, contribute to the improvement of all processes and procedures as well as all related documentation in BIG HQ.

Qualifications sought:

  • Academic degree, preferably in a (para)medical discipline

  • Experience in the set-up and management of all operational aspects of clinical trials (in academia, industry, or CRO)

  • A good knowledge of GCP and methodologies, regulations and procedures related to clinical trials

  • Experience in oncology clinical trials is a plus

  • Previous experience in managing budgets and contracts is a plus.

  • Possess strong analytical skills and highly organized project management abilities, sense of diplomacy, and  keeping an eye on both detail, while maintaining a broad overview

  • Ability to:

    • work effectively in multicultural teams within BIG headquarters and the BIG network, and across organisational boundaries, respecting differences between people from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds

    • learn, interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance

    • accurately and professionally process a high volume of correspondence, documents and other often sensitive and confidential information

    • maintain a high level of poise and professionalism while coordinating a diverse variety of daily and special project deadlines simultaneously

  • Native or native-like written and spoken English; French, Dutch or other languages are a plus

  • A high level of integrity and sense of responsibility and professionalism

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research.

  • A stimulating international environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

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