European Correspondent (Clinical project manager) - France
The European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN, www.ecrin.org), a public research organisation, is currently recruiting a European Correspondent (Clinical project manager), to be based at its office in Toulouse, France. This is a 6 month full time contract with the possibility of extension.
ECRIN is a non-profit, distributed infrastructure with the legal status of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).
ECRIN provides support to the management of multinational clinical research projects in Europe. ECRIN unites national networks of clinical trial units across Europe, with the capacity to manage trials locally and to provide services (regulatory and ethical submission, monitoring, project management, vigilance, etc). The ECRIN headquarters are located in Paris, and local experts (European Correspondents) are situated in each Member and Observer country across Europe.
ECRIN provides information and services to sponsors and/or investigators in the preparation and in the conduct of multinational clinical studies, in any disease area.
Most of the ECRIN-supported projects are funded by the Horizon Europe (HE) Programme of the European Union or by the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI).
Roles and Responsibilities:
This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual who wishes to further develop his/her career in clinical research and his/her experience with multinational research projects. The French European Correspondent plays a pivotal role in the coordination of activities within ECRIN, strengthening the relationship between ECRIN and the national network (F-CRIN) in order to facilitate and support participation in European multinational collaborations.
The main duties of the ECRIN European Correspondent will include the following:
- Representing the key ECRIN contact point for the French national partner and the network of European Correspondents in other ECRIN countries.
- Providing advice and support to national investigators and sponsors wishing to develop European multinational studies through ECRIN.
- Offering guidance for ECRIN adopted clinical projects carried out in France and coordinating the provision of ECRIN services (regulatory and ethical submission, monitoring, project management, …) as appropriate and in a timely manner.
- Participating, as part of the ECRIN team, in the development and maintenance of the ECRIN Quality Management System, and sharing regulatory knowledge to facilitate the activity of the national representatives in the ECRIN activities.
- Working closely with other members of the national network, research stakeholders and the French regulatory authorities as well as any other relevant professional bodies/organisations. In addition, excellent strong teamwork will be required with ECRIN team (headquarters and other European correspondents across Europe)
- Undertake any ad hoc initiatives as required by the ECRIN Management office.
- University degree (Masters or PhD) in Health or Life Science.
- Extensive multinational clinical research experience.
- Strong knowledge of the clinical development process and of GCP and local and international regulatory requirements.
- Desirable complementary knowledge of experimental design, statistics and data management.
- Excellent organisational skills demonstrated by a proven ability to manage a range of different projects simultaneously. Ability to interact positively with a variety of professionals, including senior staff, across many organisations including clinical research staff and regulatory authorities. Ability to participate constructively and enthusiastically in meetings, contribute to decision making processes and use initiative, as appropriate.
- Excellent written and spoken English (working language)
- Position located in Toulouse, France with travel in France as required, to the ECRIN management office located in Paris, and within Europe.
The post is under the hierarchical responsibility of ECRIN Head of Clinical Operations. The European Correspondent shall work in close collaboration with the ECRIN team (headquarters based in Paris and European Correspondents based in country).
This is a 6-months position, the salary is set according to European/international standards for similar positions, and will depend on qualifications and experience.
Place of employment: Pavillon Leriche - 2è étage, CHU de Toulouse, Pl. Dr Baylac, Toulouse, France, where ECRIN has its national partner F-CRIN coordination unit.
A letter of motivation with a Curriculum Vitae (European format with photo) may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to receive applications: 9 February 2024
Expected start date: As soon as possible
ECRIN is an inclusive, equal opportunity and non-discrimination employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.
More information on ECRIN at www.ecrin.org