Sanofi Group Clinical Project Leader in Montreal, Canada

Clinical Project Leader


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Position summary

The Clinical Project Leader is responsible for the implementation and follow-up of clinical trials within the Clinical Research Unit (CRU). He/she must ensure that clinical trials are carried out within timelines and budgets and in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, ICH guidelines and Global and Local Standard Operating Procedures.

Key responsibilities and duties for this job


  • Participate in feasibility studies with the Medical Advisor.

  • Produce, implement, analyze and follow recruitment plans and key milestones for the studies for which he/she is responsible.

  • Periodically inform the members of the team in charge of the study (Global and/or local).

  • Facilitate research meetings with various departments in Medical Department.

  • Oversee research projects, ensuring completion on schedule and within budget.

  • Ensure that all clinical studies are conducted according to Good Clinical Practice, ICH, Standard Operating Procedures, local laws, and Policies and Procedures.

  • Anticipate project requirements and institute appropriate actions to ensure timelines and budget are met.

  • Organize study specific training for the project team and study staff as needed.

  • Accompany CRAs on pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and close-out visits of study sites, when necessary.

  • Organize and participate in investigators or study meetings, as needed.

  • Establish, track and maintain study specific trial management tools/systems (IMPACT).


  • Keep in regular contact with Medical Advisors, in order to always be up to date on strategies and changes in the environment.

  • Negotiate and liaise in a professional manner with customers regarding all aspects of the project.

  • Collaborate with other Clinical Research Unit Managers to present unified messages to Clinical Research Unit personnel.

  • Ensure appropriate communication with Global Study Managers.


  • Negotiate contracts and sign contract agreement forms and grant agreements for studies for which he/she is responsible.

  • Produce study budget estimates and provide follow-up.

  • Provide Canadian and Global Management with monthly data on such matters as recruitment of subjects and other performance measures compared to the estimated plan.

  • Manage administrative files (budget, monitoring report).

  • Travel as necessary, consistent with project needs and management needs.


  • Take part in developing objectives and action plans for reviewing and improving work processes.


Key requirements for this job


  • University Degree in Health Sciences or equivalent


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a Clinical Research Associate

Specific skills and/or competencies

  • Management skills relating to projects, human resources and time.

  • Strategic thinking, negotiation as well as oral and written communication skills.

  • Leadership and team spirit.


  • As necessary, consistent with project needs.


  • English and French

Computer Knowledge

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Beginner knowledge of required databases.

Job: Clinical Development

Primary Location: Canada-Remote CA-Remote CA

Job Posting: Nov 22, 2016, 4:49:01 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular