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Provide imaging related project management, imaging vendor oversight and operational support for the imaging component of multiple clinical trials across all therapeutic areas.Tactical operations resource for clinical teams supporting the imaging strategy and imaging vendor selection.
Key Responsibilities and Major Duties
Interacts and liaises with imaging vendor project management teams and external imaging KOLs to enhance the value of the relationship and capabilities to BMS needs; ensuring BMS gets best-in class service from the imaging vendor/KOL on a global level.
Interacts with imaging BMS protocol management teams; attends regular protocol related team meetings and responsible for communicating imaging timelines/needs
Participates in protocol/imaging document development/review
Provides operational guidance to clinical team and sites; clinical team training/education
Drives RFP creation and review
Ensures delivery of image data per pre-defined timelines and specifications
Performs risk management and contributes to imaging issue resolution
Supports due diligence efforts required to qualify imaging vendor, for participation in both novel and strategic BMS relationships requiring imaging capabilities.
Partners with the key stakeholders to develop and align BMS imaging standards
Ensures program level processes and plans are developed to secure consistency across studies within an imaging paradigm
Establishes trust and builds successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Through the use of effective communication practices, clarifies expectations, seeks to understand the needs of others and proactively provides status updates keeping stakeholders informed and up to date
Proactively seeks feedback from stakeholders on the performance of self and team, operational processes and ways to optimize relationships
Uses effective negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact and leverages those competencies to ensure continuous progress with the imaging vendor thus moving issues to resolution
Applies broad business knowledge to ensure that decisions are taken in full context of BMS and the imaging vendor perspectives; ensuring balance between needs of the broader relationship vs. those of an individual team or function
Fosters teamwork between BMS functional areas and imaging vendor; creating a team environment based on mutual trust and respect
Encourages teams to share knowledge, experiences, best practices, and information on an ongoing basis and actively captures that knowledge for re-use and continuous improvement
Willingness to travel (5-10% of time) to build relationships and review onsite capabilities
Bachelors or Masters Degree within life sciences or equivalent
Demonstrated experience of working directly at or with an Imaging Core Lab/CRO a plus
Minimum of 6 years pharmaceutical or CRO project management experience (Phase I-III) with a minimum of 3 years in imaging operations (imaging core lab and/or Imaging CRO), preferred
Demonstrated experience managing 3rd party vendor
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple protocols containing imaging simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex problems/data from a variety of sources, and through effective decision-making and planning, deliver superior business results
Application of imaging within clinical trials across therapeutic areas
Competencies - knowledge, skills, abilities
Knowledge of read criteria used in oncology clinical trials
Knowledge of ICH GCP and applicable local regulations governing clinical research along with basic medical and research knowledge
Experience with various imaging modalities incorporated and implemented in clinical trials for drug development
Creative thinker with proven ability to work independently; effective problem solving skills; highly functional in collaborative environment; team player
Excellent networking skills with proven track record working in a highly matrixed environment, requiring sophisticated stakeholder and relationship management
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