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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: EMEA
Reference: AB-2018-44665
Closing Date: 14 Jun 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Summary:

At PRA we know our greatest strength is our people. We have a commitment to employee development and a culture that values innovation. Where great minds work everything is possible.



Location: EMEA

At PRA, we don’t make our 15000+ people great. It’s the other way around. As we have grown to a top-5 CRO, we have maintained the feel of a small company, dedicated to collaboration and passion for what we do.

We always have a desire to keep seeking new and better ways to operate. We don’t settle for the same old ways. Our passion for improving patient lives worldwide permeates all that we do. Put simply, we care.

Position overview:

For our Quality Assurance group in Europe we are currently recruiting a Manager of Quality Oversight to develop and implement client specific quality oversight programs.

You will be creating and delivering a comprehensive, global quality oversight plan in compliance with company SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), GCP and clinical trials regulations. 

The Manager of Quality Oversight: 

  • Provides expertise and guidance on global GCP topics, identifies compliance and quality trends and areas of potential compliance risk, proposes resolutions, oversees implementation of resolutions, and ensures effectiveness of solutions.
  • Collaborates with internal functional areas to help maintain PRA’s high quality standards of clinical trial development. 
  • Develop, implement and maintain quality oversight plans, tools and templates
  • May functionally manage 1- 5 colleagues within a matrix reporting structure
  • Leads the implementation of client specific quality oversight plans for assigned clients, projects and/or portfolios. 
  • Ensures the quality oversight plan is completed according to internal requirements and agreed upon client expectations 
  • Liaises with project team leads (e.g. PM, CTM, etc.) on identified quality issues, quality/compliance trends, and works within the team to address and mitigate identified risks.
  • Advises project team on global GCP regulations and guidance documents governing clinical trial development and serves as expert consultant to project teams and client representatives
  • Oversees the development and finalization of all audit finding responses.  Includes an assessment of completeness, compliance with GCP and PRA standards, and adequacy of response.
  • Facilitates personally and/or ensures facilitation of all project, client and/or portfolio related quality issues (e.g.CAPAs) and ensures effectiveness checks are instituted in a timely manner 
  • Develops and delivers training on lessons learned through Audits and Inspections 
  • Leads the evaluation and management of site specific escalations related to persistent or serious misconduct.
  • Participates, as requested, on quality related projects initiated by internal stakeholders
  • Provides reports on quality trends, observations and suggestions to Management
  • Liaises with the QA department in relation to inspection support requests and client audits, as appropriate
  • Performs risk assessments and root cause analyses as needed

You are:

To be successful in this position you should have

  • Minimum five years of clinical trial experience with GCP auditing
  • Experience leading cross functional teams 
  • Must have thorough understanding of ICH GCP, EU and US clinical trial regulations
  • Understanding of all aspects of clinical research, including protocol development, CRF design, clinical trial management (including laboratory methodologies ad clinical examinations), data management, statistical analysis, clinical study reports, and regulatory submissions preferred
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; Fluency in other languages is a plus
  • An undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from an accredited institution required. Preferably in the health-sciences or computer sciences
  • Managerial experience in clinical research preferred
  • Knowledge of CRO / Healthcare / Pharmaceutical quality assurance activities preferred
  • Advanced degree preferred

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.


Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
500 South Oak Way
Green Park
Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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