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Global Investigator Initiated Studies and Research Manager

Business Type: Pharmaceutical Company, Biotechnology Company, Drug Development Company, Freelancer, Pharmaceutical Services
Job Type: Data Management, Clinical Operations, Clinical Study- Trials, Clinical Strategy, Project Management
Job Level: Management
Position: Contract
Location: London
Reference: 220119LMCQ1
Closing Date: 05/02/19
Job Details:

Global Investigator Initiated Studies and Research Manager

i-Pharm Consulting are partnering with a global biotechnology company who are looking for a Global Investigator Initiated Studies and Research Manager to lead their Investigator Initiated Research IIR programs. This a home-based long-term contract opportunity ideal for candidates available to start a new role within 1 month.


Specialty biotechnology company with a key focus within rare diseases and neuroscience. This company has a large portfolio of innovative therapies to treat diseases with the most significant unmet clinical need. Global organisation with established offices throughout Europe, the Americas and APAC regions. i-Pharm is a dedicated recruiter for this client and have had great feedback on the company''s career progression, culture and job satisfaction from candidates placed in both permanent and contract positions.


Global Investigator Initiated Studies and Research Manager


You will be involved in:

  • Oversee Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) programs across Neuroscience and Rare Diseases
  • Leading a mix of Phase I-IV interventional studies and observational studies
  • Manage the global programs from proposal review through to study completion
  • Facilitate global IIR review committee meetings
  • Ensure follow up of review committee action items
  • Partner with legal and regulatory teams to execute IIR study contracts and amendments
  • Forecast drug supply requirements
  • Liaise directly with Principal Investigators and research sites
  • Ensure compliance with company''s policies, global and local healthcare laws
  • Track study progress against timelines
  • Manage program budget, spend and forecasting
  • Develop annual IIR plan


  • Scientific Bachelor''s degree - PhD is preferred
  • 4+ years'' experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience within a matrix environment
  • Extensive program and project management experience
  • Familiarity with global clinical, regulatory and legal guidelines relating to clinical study design
  • Strong relationship management experience with Principal Investigators
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting


Reporting into the Global IIR Lead

Working within a matrix team across Europe and the US

Possible line management


Central London Office

Home based working - travel to office 1-2 times per week


12 month contract


Competitive daily rate


i-Pharm Consulting is a specialist Recruitment Company servicing the Pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Europe. We provide both permanent and contract staff to a wide range of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Contract Research Organisations (CROs). i-Pharm has specific expertise in Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance and Bioinformatics.


If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please call Lauren McQuade on +44(0)2031890488, or email If this role is not suitable, Lauren is also available to discuss other possible positions or answer any general questions regarding your career and the current market.


Investigator Initiated Research / Investigator Initiated Studies / IIR / IIS / Academia / Program Management / Project Management / Rare Diseases / Neuroscience / Biotech / Biotechnology / Biopharma / Biopharmaceutical / Pharmaceutical / CRO / Clinical Research Organisation / Rare Disease / Unmet Need / Neuroscience / Neurology / Orphan Drugs / London / Central London / Home Based / UK

Posted: 22/01/2019 | NPJ Ref: 229105
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