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What does a Clinical Project Manager (CPM) do?

Posted on: 16 Oct 13


What does a Clinical Project Manager (CPM) do?

Typically, a Clinical Project Manager:

  • Reports to, and receives instructions from, the Medical Affairs Director (MAD);
  • Supervises and coaches the (1) Clinical Trial Manager, and the (2) Clinical Data Manager;
  • Conceptualizes and designs protocol(s) for clinical trial(s), supportive of the sales and marketing of product(s), in coordination and consultation with the Brand Manager;
  • Assists the MAD in monitoring all ongoing clinical projects;
  • Delivers lectures to Sales Representatives on how to effectively use results of clinical trial(s);
  • Proposes budgetary allocation for each and every clinical project to the MAD;
  • Represents the MAD in meetings called for by medical societies, and clinical trial investigators;
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the MAD.

  • Graduate of life sciences, such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, pharmacy, biology, zoology, and medical technology;
  • Preferably with some units in courses related to marketing, business, or statistics;
  • Has worked in a pharmaceutical company, or related field, for at least 3 years as Clinical Trial Manager, or Sales Representative, or Brand Manager.

A Clinical Project Manager, after at least 5 years, might progress to Business Development Manager, or Medical Affairs Director.

Mike Wood, Editor

Last updated on: 16/10/2013 12:56:01

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