Senior Manager, Clinical Project Lead

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Location: Mississauga, Canada Job reference: R-198669 Date posted: 05/01/2024

Senior Manager, Clinical Project Lead
Location: Mississauga (Hybrid)

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

This is what you will do:

The Senior Manager, Clinical Project Lead is accountable for the study team and study deliverables and is the primary point of contact interfacing between functional groups, investigator sites and vendors. The Senior Manager will drive the scope of work, partnering with our Country Operations Management teams, overseeing CROs as needed and proactively managing patient safety and data integrity to ensure inspection readiness and compliance. The Senior Manager, CPL will provide status updates and performance metrics and develop, review and approve related study documents.

You will be responsible for:

Under direct supervision of the Director CPL, the Senior Manager CPL is accountable for the planning, implementation and execution of clinical trials, including study deliverables, milestones and data quality.

  • Leads the Clinical Trial Team.
  • Provides management oversight of CROs as needed and relevant study vendors.
  • Reports to the Director CPL on trial metrics, issues, and rescue activities.
  • Partners with our Country Operations Management teams to deliver studies in an insourced model and manages CRO relationships as needed to ensure the appropriate scope of work, oversight and training of clinical investigators and site staff to achieve study milestones within agreed upon timelines, budget and quality Ensures compliance of clinical trials with local regulatory requirements; overall data quality and integrity; and human subject protection.
  • Manages clinical study budgets within agreed variance.
  • Communicates clinical studies performance data to other members of the management and scientific team.
  • Prepares and maintains required study and regulatory documentation, e.g., reports for Competent Authority submissions, template informed consent, Monitoring Plan, Pharmacy Manual, investigator contracts and budgets.
  • Key contributor to the development, review and approval of study documents including but not limited to protocol, ICF, statistical analysis plan, and clinical study report. Conducts lessons learned exercise to help document continuous improvement process and sharing of best practices.
  • Participates in and/or lead departmental initiatives.

You will need to have:

  • >5 years of clinical research experience, 3 of which in a leading role accountable for the planning and execution of global clinical trials.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in one of the disciplines related to clinical practice/health care, life sciences, or drug development.
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment.
  • As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and nonlinear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

We would prefer for you to have:

  • PMP certification desirable.


AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.