Associate Director of Project Management - Clinical Trials

Looking for a strong Clinical Trials leader who will lead 8-10 Project Managers overseeing client management, process improvement, performance, and collaborating with Directors team of 4.

  • Rochester, NY
  • $150,000 - $170,000
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A bit about us:

Since 1975, client has been a recognized leader in global clinical trial testing services. Through wholly-owned facilities and partner laboratories, we support clinical trials in more than 65 countries around the globe. Since 1997, we've provided central laboratory services for over 2,800 clinical studies, involving more than 7,000 investigator sites in over 65 countries, giving us a broad range of global experience and an in-depth understanding of regional requirements. Our full-time staff of laboratory experts span all medical disciplines including pathology, microbiology, toxicology and more.

Why join us?

Fully remote senior leader role that partners with 3 other Associate Directors managing 8-10 project managers. Looking for a strong critical thinker who has proven performance, client, and account management experience. A strong thinker who will join a rapidly growing clinical trials and research division. Opportunity to achieve annual salary increases based on merit. Company is in a position of hyper growth year or year.

Job Details

The primary role of the Associate Director, Clinical Trials (CT) Project Management is to work effectively across multiple departments to direct the delivery of global projects on-time with a focus on operational excellence. This position will provide direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to project managers and work with leadership in all functional areas on continuous improvement of business processes. This position will also represent Leadership at key client and strategic meetings.


Bachelor's degree required with a healthcare or scientific concentration preferred.
Five years of Clinical Trials Project Manager experience or a minimum of five years of project management experience in a similar field required.
Global/international experience preferred.
Clinical operation experience with metrics reporting strongly preferred.


Operational Management. Oversees and is accountable for the daily activities of global project team members to initiate new clinical trial protocols and supports existing trials in accordance with client requirements and regulatory compliance. Participates in the hiring of new project management staff and oversees the training and onboarding of the staff to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures. Accountable for the line management and retention of an assigned project management team that consists of various levels of project managers. Provides ongoing coaching and mentorship supported by routine performance metrics to identify clear performance feedback and career development plans.
Client Management. Facilitates communication with designated clients as a point of escalation or strategic point of contact to ensure client delivers best in class service. Represents client global project management leadership at key client meetings, audits or strategic discussions as needed.
Process Improvement. Contributes to the development or routine review of standard operating procedures for project team functions and processes as needed. Identifies and/or leads cross functional process improvement initiatives to optimize operational capabilities.
Quality & Regulatory. Drives the investigation of errors or non-conformances, the preparation of corrective and preventive action plans (CAPAs) and communication of the same with clients as needed within defined timelines.
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