The Breast International Group (BIG) is a non-profit research organization that represents the largest global network of academic groups dedicated to breast research. 30+ clinical trials are run or under development under the BIG umbrella at any one time. 

BIG is looking for an experienced Clinical Trials Project Manager (PM) in the Research Operations Department at BIG Headquarters. (HQ), based in Brussels, Belgium.  


Function: oversight of all operational activities related to the set-up and coordination of international clinical studies (Phase  II / III) or research programs internally, and with external partners.

The PM  reports to a Project Management Leader / Research Operations Director.

Main activities:

  • 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:
    • Conduct of group / site feasibility surveys
    • Set up and coordination of study governance committees, working groups related documentation, and meetings (including taking minutes)
    • Development and follow up on study contracts and budgets in collaboration with the BIG HQ Legal and Finance departments
    • Prepare, manage and follow-up on internal and external meetings between partners (including taking minutes)
    • Lead internal and external discussions related to operational activities of assigned studies
    • Prepare and/or review study documents and communications
    • 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
  • 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
  • Work effectively in multicultural teams within BIG headquarters and the BIG network, and across organizational 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

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
  • 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
  • Resident of Belgium

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research
  • A stimulating international environment
  • Full-time employment and 1 year contract, open for freelance applications
  •  If employee contract, a competitive salary and benefits package:
    • Annual salary on 13.92 months
    • Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours
    • 26 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
    • Employee pension plan (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
    • Hospitalization insurance at employer charge only for the employee
    • Intervention public / private transport
    • Luncheon vouchers - Face value EUR 8,00 - employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
    • Eco vouchers - annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
    • 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