Editor: 

PROJECT MANAGER
(Fixed-term contract –
 foreseen duration of 1 year)

As an experienced Clinical Trials Project Manager in the Research Operations Department at BIG Headquarters (HQ), you will have the oversight of all study activities related to the set-up and coordination of international clinical studies (Phase  II / III) or research programs internally, and with external partners. You will be based in Brussels, Belgium, report to a Project Management Leader / Research Operations Director. Main activities are:

• Serve as main study contact for operational activities for BIG HQ, with multiple partners, including BIG member groups, pharmaceutical industry partners, and a variety of vendors for the clinical trials or research programs.
• Coordinate BIG HQ responsibilities for individual clinical trials, including, but not limited to:
               o Conduct of group / site feasibility surveys
               o Set up of study governance committees and related documentation
               o Coordination of governance committees and working groups and their meetings (including taking minutes)
               o Development and follow up on study contracts and budgets in collaboration with the BIG HQ Legal and Finance departments
               o Prepare, manage and follow-up on internal and external meetings between partners (including taking minutes)
               o Lead internal and external discussions related to operational activities of assigned studies
               o Prepare and/or review study documents and communications
               o Assist in preparation and follow-up of study related grants if needed
               o Other scientific operations activities as needed
               o Ensure that BIG principles and processes are adhered to, under the guidance of Project Management Leaders/Research Operations Director
• Maintain BIG HQ study / program files and assist with administrative tasks as needed.
• Contribute to the improvement of all processes and procedures and all related BIG HQ documentation.

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
• Strong analytical, organization, planning and communication skills
• Sense of diplomacy, and attention to details, while maintaining a broad overview
• Ability to:
              o 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
             o learn, interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance
             o accurately and professionally process a high volume of correspondence, documents and other often sensitive and confidential information
             o 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
• Full-time employment and fixed-term contract – foreseen duration of 1 year
• A competitive salary and benefits package:
              o Annual salary on 13.92 months
              o Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours
              o 26 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
              o Employee pension plan (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
              o Hospitalization insurance at employer charge only for the employee
              o Intervention public / private transport 
              o Luncheon vouchers - Face value EUR 8,00 - employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
              o Eco vouchers - annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
              o Mobile phone according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation)

Send your cover letter and cv to recruitment@BIGagainstbc.org