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Site Manager III- Early Development & Clinical Pharmacology (1 of 3 positions - Oncology)

Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Site Manager III- Early Development & Clinical Pharmacology (3 positions in Oncology). This position can be located remotely within the United States.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.

A Site Manager III in Early Development & Clinical Pharmacology (ED&CP) serves as a primary contact point between the sponsor and the investigational site (both commercial and hospital) for the conduct complex early development and/or clinical pharmacology studies. A Site Manager III is assigned to trial sites ensuring inspection readiness through compliance with the clinical research protocol, company's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), codes of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Healthcare compliance (HCC) requirements, applicable regulations and guidelines from start-up through data-base lock. Responsibilities include site assessments, pre-trial assessments, site selection, site initiation, subject recruitment and retention, monitoring and close-out. Partners with the Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA, Trial Manager (TM) and GCDO Trial leader (GTL) to ensure overall site management while performing trial related activities for assigned protocols.

A Site Manager III contributes to process improvement, training and mentoring of other Site Managers.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Participates in site assessments, conducts pre-trial site assessment visits and/or participates to study feasibility assessments, providing recommendation from local area about site/investigator selection in collaboration with the trial team.
  • Acts as primary contact for assigned sites for specific ED&CP trials and works closely with TM and trial central team regarding study progress and issue resolution.
  • Attends/participates in investigator meetings as needed.
  • Responsible for executing activities within site initiation and start-up, site monitoring, site management and site/study close-out per internal SOPs, other procedural documents and policies. Responsible for the implementation of ARBM (Analytical Risk Based Monitoring) model at the site level when applicable.
  • Monitors study progress at site using study specific systems and available reports/dashboards.
  • Ensures site staff have current GCP and necessary protocol, compound and systems training to conduct the clinical trial. Complete retraining when needed. Ensure training records are filed at site and sponsor level.
  • Contributes to site level recruitment strategy and contingency planning and implementation in partnership with other functional areas to achieve clinical research target.
  • Ensures site study supplies (such as Non-IP, lab kits, etc.) are adequate for trial conduct.
  • In collaboration with Pharmacy Investigational Product Specialist (PIPS) and Site Investigational Product Specialist (SIPS), ensures that clinical drug supplies are appropriately handled, administered and stored. Ensures strict adherence to investigational product preparation and administration guidelines. Ensures clinical drug supplies are appropriately inventoried accounted and returned as applicable including maintenance of accurate and complete documentation.
  • Ensures site staff complete the data entry and resolve queries within expected timelines. Set up plan to improve data entry in collaboration with TM when needed.
  • Ensures accuracy, validity and completeness of data collected at trial sites. Ensures appropriate measures are in place for maintenance of the blind when applicable.
  • Ensures that all Adverse Events (AE) /Serious Adverse Events (SAEs)/ Product Quality Complaints (PQCs) are reported within the required reporting timelines and documented as appropriate. For AEs/SAEs, ensure that they are consistent with all data collected and with the information in the source documents.
  • Maintains complete, accurate and timely data and essential documents in systems utilized for trial management.
  • Fully documents trial related activities with respect to study monitoring. Writes visit reports and follow-up letters to investigators within procedural timelines. Responsible for documentation and escalation of major deviations and issues to appropriate stakeholders. Ensures timely corrective actions are completed and documented.
  • Reviews Investigator Site File for completeness and ensures archiving retention requirements, including storage in a secure area at all times.
  • Collaborates with TM for documenting and communicating site/study progress and issues to trial central team.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team meetings and trainings.
  • Complies with relevant training requirements. Acts as local expert in assigned protocols. Develops sufficient therapeutic area and early development knowledge to support roles and responsibilities. Works across therapeutic areas dependent upon ED&CP business needs.
  • Works closely with TM to ensure Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) is completed for QA site audits or inspection and for quality issues identified at the site during routine monitoring and other visit types, e.g. On Site Quality Monitoring Visit (OSQMV).
  • Prepares trial sites for close out, conduct final close out visit.
  • May review and manage site specific informed consent forms in accordance with GCO SOPs, procedural documents and applicable regulations.
  • May participate in the HA and IEC/IRB submission and notification processes as required/appropriate.
  • If required collaborates with C&G in charge of site payments
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular investigators, trial coordinators, other site staff and key contacts in Early Development and/or Clinical Pharmacology.
  • Coordinates site level lessons learned activities.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in site management practices
  • Assigned as a coach and mentor to less experienced SMs, as needed and may perform accompanied site visits as delegated by FM
  • Will lead and/or contributes to process improvement and training, as needed
  • Will Lead and/or participates in special initiatives as assigned
  • Will assume additional responsibilities or special initiatives such as “Champion” or “Subject Matter Expert”.

This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree or completion of a Nursing Program (RN) is Required OR A Bachelor’s degree in a Health or Science discipline is Required.
  • A minimum of 6 or more years of clinical trial monitoring experience is preferred
  • Clinical research monitoring experience with any of the following Therapeutic Areas is required: Oncology and/or Hematology
  • Strong understanding of medical terminology in Oncology is expected and required to be able to review medical history subject charts
  • Experience in monitoring ED&CP studies is required
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment is required
  • Experience in mentoring/coaching and providing training to others Site Managers preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to lead initiatives, escalate issues and follow up and act as a lead Site Manager is required
  • Strong working knowledge of GCP, company SOPs, local laws and regulations, assigned protocols and associated protocol specific procedures including monitoring guidelines is required.
  • Flexible mindset and ability to work in cross functional teams is required
  • Ability to work on multiple trials in parallel in different oncology disease areas, such as heme studies and solid tumor is required.
  • Strong computer skills in appropriate software and related company clinical systems is required.
  • Proficient in speaking and writing and presenting in the country language and English is required
  • Strong written and oral communication is required
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel is required, approximately 2-3 days per week, with overnight stays (1-2 nights on average), is required.
  • A valid Driver's License issued in one of the 50 United States and a good driving record is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Administration
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