Project Manager - Clinical Research

Application deadline

The European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN,, a public research organisation, is currently recruiting a Project Manager – Clinical Research, to be based at its Paris head office.

About ECRIN:
ECRIN is a not-for-profit, distributed infrastructure. It was awarded the legal status of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in 2013.

ECRIN provides support to the management of multinational clinical research projects in Europe focused on Sponsor’s tasks and responsibilities. ECRIN is based on the connection of national networks of clinical research infrastructures, mainly clinical trial units, having the capacity to manage clinical studies nationally. ECRIN provides information, consultations and services to Sponsors and/or investigators of investigator initiated clinical studies. ECRIN’s involvement covers all activities, from study planning and preparation of grant application, to the set-up and conduct of multinational clinical studies in any disease area. Most of the ECRIN-supported projects are funded by the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Programme of the European Union or by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). ECRIN also coordinates or participates in infrastructure development projects (in particular on clinical trial data), in various partnerships, international cooperation and strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
The Project Manager is responsible for managing projects that are allocated to him/her, either infrastructure development projects or clinical projects.

The main duties of the ECRIN Project Manager will include the following:

For infrastructure development projects:

  •  Coordinating or contributing to the work packages and task activities ECRIN is responsible for
  •  Driving the involvement of relevant internal or external experts to meet the project objectives
  •  Ensuring that specific pieces of project work under the ECRIN responsibility are implemented and completed successfully in line with planned timelines
  •  Contributing to internal and external communication related to the projects
  •  Establishing strong interactions with the project partners
  •  Contributing to strategic oversight of project portfolios, if required

For clinical studies:

  • Coordinating the operational management of ECRIN-supported clinical studies that are assigned to him/her: provision of information, feasibility and risk assessment and organising the provision of distributed, multinational study management services; in particular, regulatory and ethical submissions, monitoring, or centralised service such as data management.
  • Ensuring compliance of ECRIN services with the ECRIN quality management policy.
  • Working closely with investigators and sponsors to adapt ECRIN services to the context of the study and to the funding available
  • Maintaining and updating the database of his/her ECRIN-supported projects

For all projects and ECRIN activities:

  • Contributing if required to the training of ECRIN staff, project staff or external partners
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the quality management system, in particular as author/editor of SOPs
  • Contributing to the development of tools facilitating multinational studies
  • Contributing if required to the writing of proposals


  • University degree in Health or Life Sciences (PhD level would be a plus)
  • Excellent written and spoken English (working language)
  • Computer and software knowledge
  • Experience in multinational clinical research
  • Strong knowledge of the clinical research development process, GCP, local and international regulatory and data protection requirements.
  • Complementary knowledge of experimental design, statistics and data management is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in project management, in particular EU funded projects (H2020, IMI)
  • Experience in operating at European/international level and in multicultural environments
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and ability in managing tasks across various functions and projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team player

The position is under the responsibility of the Head of Unit. The Project Manager shall work in close collaboration with the ECRIN Management Office in Paris and the national European Correspondents based in the ECRIN member/observer countries.

The position is a full-time contract according to French law. The salary is set according to European/international standards for similar positions, and will depend on qualifications and experience.

Place of employment: Paris, France, where ECRIN has its Management Office and legal address.
A letter of motivation with a Curriculum Vitae (European format with photo) may be addressed to Mrs Alicja Szofer-Araya (

Deadline to receive applications: 31 October 2021

Expected start date: November/December 2021

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