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Career as a Clinical Trial Manager

CTM Singapore | Career as a Trial Manager | Clinical Study Manager in Singapore

Few common job profiles that are available in the department of Clinical Operations are:

Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) | Clinical Study Manager | Clinical Research Manager

A career as a Clinical Trial Manager is very lucrative and exciting. Also known as Clinical Study Manager this function plays a crucial role in the success of a clinical trial. He/she provides leadership in managing all tasks related to the trial and makes sure that studies are successfully completed within budgets and as per the planned timelines. The CTM is accountable for patient recruitment rates, rate of data collection, training of site staff, reviewing visit reports submitted by CRAs, tracking study supplies, ensuring adverse event reporting timelines are met etc. A CTM often mentors Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTAs) as they report to the CTM. Based on performance, a CTM commonly gets promoted to Senior Management positions.
Some common roles and responsibilities of the Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) are:

  • Supervise in-house clinical trial workforce
  • Provide support in the development of essential study documents
  • Assess sites for new studies
  • Create clinical trial budgets
  • Develop strategies to ensure patient recruitment targets are met
  • Ensure staff is complying to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Conduct team meetings and training sessions
  • Keep the study team motivated
  • Reduce costs where possible and efficiently use available resources

  • Competencies & Skills:

    Various competencies and skills are required to become an efficient Clinical Trial Manager. Some of them are:

    - Thorough understanding of the drug development process with extensive knowledge of ICH-GCP
    - Good understanding of clinical trials with knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines
    - Knowledge of country specific clinical trial guidelines and regulations
    - Influential & assertive communication skills
    - Ability to work independently
    - Decision making ability
    - Ability to think Out-of-the-box
    - Ability to motivate
    - Problem solving skills
    - Conflict management skills
    - People management skills
    - Interest in traveling

    Education & Experience:

    - Graduate in any life science related field or pharmacy
    - Training / Certification in Clinical Trials is highly recommended
    - Should have some experience in managing clinical trials

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    To work as a Clinical Trial Manager we suggest you consider the following online program(s):

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