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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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15 July 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands



EATRIS is a European academic research infrastructure in translational medicine, established in 2014.  The mission of EATRIS is to utilise cutting edge technologies and expertise to improve the translation of scientific results into new therapies and diagnostics. We do this by identifying tools and technologies that can support drug and diagnostic development. One of our major strategies to fulfil our mission is to facilitate industry-academic collaborations using these facilities. Our 90 research institutions in 14 EU countries provide capacity and expertise to support research requests.

One aspect of EATRIS’s mission is to improve society’s health outcomes by shaping the clinical trials of the future. To achieve this, together with multiple academic and industry collaborators across Europe, we aim to develop an open, adaptive, self-sustainable, integrated research platform. Subsequently, this will facilitate and nurture the development of different disease-specific, patient-centric platform trials. Central to the success of this initiative is acquiring the right expertise in clinical operations who can enable and enhance the development of multi-disease, platform clinical trials through the provision of the necessary tools, procedures, expertise and services.

The Clinical Project Director will be responsible for the leadership and oversight of developing innovative adaptive platform trials in the context of an ambitious public-private collaboration involving industry, healthcare and academic partners. The selected candidate will be responsible for organising and coordinating the project outputs so that they can be efficiently utilised in future platform trials. This position will also be responsible for the development of clinical systems/processes and effective communication within and outside the organisation related to the implementation of processes.

The Clinical Project Director will report to the Director of Operations. He or she will work closely with the Innovation Management Team and the science and operational teams at EATRIS, as well as with a pan European consortium of medical centres, academic institutions and industry partners.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

Education at a graduate academic level (PhD) is preferred. A broad scientific education with experience in research or clinical care settings;
Minimum of 10 years in clinical operations in either CRO or pharmaceutical industry;
Demonstrated experience managing Phase II- Phase IV studies;
Strong background in clinical trial design and proven track record of timely and efficient execution of clinical programs;
Demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and present complex clinical and scientific data;
Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and produce accurate and timely work in a highly regulated environment;
Ability to effectively work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team and with external vendors and clinicians;
Excellent interpersonal communication and presentations skills with a proficiency in presenting clinical and non-clinical data to internal and external audiences;
Thorough understanding of the EU healthcare environment, clinical research process, EMA and other regulations and ethical guidelines;
Excellent communication in written and spoken English;
Maintaining the highest standards of business professionalism and ethics, and respect for researchers and patients as the focus of our work and attention.

Competitive remuneration package, depending on experience.

You can send your CV plus a motivation letter before August 31, 2019, to our Office Manager, Lisa Williams, lisamariewilliams[at] For further information please call: +31 20 444 2254.