Ref #: 36241

Employment type: Freelancer - Part-Time

Location: Taiwan - Home based

Posted: 21-Mar-2022


If you are seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, working closely together with the top minds in the pharmaceutical Industry, then here is your chance. We are hiring a "Site Engagement Manager" to work closely with our client, a leading pharmaceutical company.

Site engagement is a critical component in the execution of a clinical trial. Engagement of highly motivated clinical investigators will enable UCB to maximize efficient and timely delivery of UCB’s clinical trials. This position is responsible for contributing to an industry leading site engagement team at UCB. The Site Engagement Manager is responsible for providing operational expertise to sites through ownership/management of Site Engagement Strategy.

Key responsibilities
* Develop, communicate, and execute Site Engagement Strategy/Plan working closely with the UCB Clinical Team and key internal stake holders throughout the life cycle of UCB clinical trials
* Support UCB clinical team in coordinating and executing site engagement activities by understanding the competitive landscape, capturing trial hurdles and using motivational tactics to ensure timely delivery of UCB trials
* Engage, evaluate and develop a global network of high performing sites through coordinated, consistent interactions using multiple communication channels to create awareness of UCB and its activities thereby increasing their desire to partner with UCB
* Develop & maintain relationships with site engagement organizations; assist in identification of high performing sites and key opinion leaders that can contribute to UCB forums, boards and/or discussions
* Act as point of escalation for UCB sites offering a different vantage point and conduit for communication to the UCB clinical team, internal stakeholders, SPI Partners and third-party vendors
* Single point of contact for institutions to resolve business process barriers.
* Assist sites with enrolment barriers by reinforcing protocol specific site recruitment plans
* Communicate regularly with global Site Engagement Team and work collaboratively to share information, insights, and experiences with team and key internal stakeholders/customers
* Support assigned studies from a regional and cultural perspective & support study teams with quality related visits as needed
* Work with strategic partners to ensure alignment on systems and processes for identifying and engaging sites
* Ensure appropriate engagement and communication with internal stakeholders regarding SPS site visits and related activities
* Interact/train new investigators to work on UCB clinical trials
* Develop partnerships (institutions and key investigator relationships)
* Attend key therapeutic trainings/meetings and/or industry trainings
* Collaborate/Communicate on regular basis with SPS Team, GCPM Clinical Team and other relevant stakeholders, including strategic partners, to ensure integration of activities and identification of areas for improvement
* Support internal SPS teams and activities, in identification of quality clinical investigative sites for current and future UCB trials
* Act as internal advisor/partner in all aspects of site engagement supporting site selection, patient engagement and patient recruitment
* Support efficient and effective communication and information exchange across all stakeholders
* Ensure that all UCB SOPs are adhered to and country regulations and GCP guidelines are followed with respect to site selection and engagement
* Travel including overnight stays, possibly global, up to 50%

Required experience and qualifications
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and/or CRO industry is required with a preference towards individuals who have experience in site engagement or an investigator facing role (e.g. clinical project manager, study director/coordinator, clinical research associate, patient/site engagement companies)

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.