Senior Clinical Project Manager @ BD - Franklin Lakes, NJ

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Senior Clinical Project Manager

BD - Franklin Lakes, NJ

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Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Working within the Global Clinical Development (GCD) organization, the Senior Clinical Project Manager is responsible for clinical trial management of multiple studies and may be subject matter expert for group or platform of assigned clinical studies including the planning, implementation, oversight, project management and completion of clinical trials conducted by GCD or Contract Research Organizations (CRO). The Senior Clinical project Manager may also serve as mentor to other Clinical Project Managers. This role serves as the project lead for multiple studies of high complexity from protocol development through study conduct and closeout in compliance with Good Clinical Practices, and all Global, National and Local Regulations. Reports to and collaborates with Clinical Portfolio Management to review business requests, and evaluate or develop early plans and concepts for optimal study execution.


  • Works without appreciable supervision and direction, Prepares and/or reviews study-related or essential study start-up documents as they relate to the assigned clinical trials (e.g., Clinical Protocols, Informed Consent forms, Investigator Brochures, Pharmacy Manual, Monitoring Plan, Laboratory Manual, Patient Diary, Clinical Site Procedures Manual, Case Report Form (CRFs), CRF Completion Guidelines and other relevant

  • Serves as a Clinical Project Manager ensuring that the Study Management team meets or exceeds the timelines and deliverables assigned to the study team

  • Oversees/leads study-specific study management resources

  • Develops and manages group of studies for an entire business unit or large development program

  • Mentors other Clinical Project Managers.

  • Provides critical thinking and leadership when issues arise during execution of clinical studies.

  • Writes test plans, protocols, clinical summary reports and other clinical study deliverables as applicable

  • Leads or contributes to continuous improvement activities/initiatives.

  • Manages relationships with sites/PIs. other study related vendors, including CRO’s.

  • Intermediate knowledge, of established project management standards used to develop and maintain integrated project plans (scope/work packages, time/schedule, cost/material and human resource, quality, communication/escalation, risk, value) and organizes/facilitates meetings and discussions as needed.

  • Defines, tracks and reports schedule attributes such as durations, interdependencies, milestones, critical path and other key deliverables including efficiency and effectiveness of plans and staff.

  • Adapts work package deliverables based on study scale and complexity.

  • Creates aggressive but achievable resource and budget forecasts and timelines.

  • Interacts with both Internal and External contacts, providing direction to the GCD cross functional team members and vendors (if applicable) regarding the technical, protocol-specific and operational aspects of assigned studies.

  • Proactively identifies and manages risks and issues (including a log, mitigations, and contingencies) to ensure cost effective timely delivery of the project including escalation if needed

  • Plans and maintains high quality standards in order to meet compliance requirements.

  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time, US and Internationally.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the life sciences, clinical or other relevant technical areas. Advanced degree desirable (e.g., MS, MBA, PhD, MPH, PharmD, MD).

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience preferably using MS Project

  • PMP certification highly desirable.

  • Minimum 5 years of clinical study experience, (e.g., pharmaceutical, medical device, IVD, biotechnology, CRO) including the proven ability to oversee clinical teams in the conduct and report of multicenter, global complex studies.

  • Experience in technical and/or medical writing desired

  • Knowledge of clinical trial concepts and practices, including international clinical research guidelines.

  • Strong client and vendor relationship management skills.

  • Ability to work effectively, independently with multi-level teams, manage multiple projects and work in a fast paced and changing environment.

  • Demonstrated and effective interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills for a wide variety of audiences.

  • Ability to work effectively in a virtual environment.

For many roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.


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USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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