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Project Managers are Needed Nation-wide

 William Shakespeare wrote, "Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great; some achieve greatness, others have greatness thrust upon them." Good project managers are trained, not born. As a clinical project manager, you can achieve greatness by improving and developing your own skills through continued education and experience. Your management skills will become better each time a project is delivered successfully. The need for skilled clinical project managers continues to grow as clinical research field continues to expand. 

Entry Requirements

The relevant degree subject area for a career in clinical marketing and management is post-secondary education in marketing or commerce. A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is beneficial, as is a degree in a life sciences area. 

Skills employers generally seek for clinical marketing and management positions include:

� A strong business perspective, particularly in market strategy and product development;

� Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills;

� Conceptual and strategic thinking;

� Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills; and

� Ability to work in a team environment;


Project Manager Functions 

1. Clarification of requirements with the client.

2. Project Planning, to coordinate activities and organizational entities to keep projects on track

3. Evaluation of risks

4. Reporting of key stages to top management

5. Evaluation of patient numbers, data quality, GCP standards in Study Centers

6. IRBs / EC (centers covered and time scales)

7. Protocol approval, regulatory approval, appointment of CRAs

8. External suppliers: CRF printing, CROs, investigative drugs manufacturing, bulk, placebo manufacturing, drug packaging, central laboratory, contract biometrics 

9. Financial management skills to estimate and monitor budgets. 

10. Start project and monitor rigorously until completion

11. Mentor project team members with respect to project and program management

The responsibilities of a Marketing Manager  include:

1. Developing and implementing marketing strategies with the client;

2. Monitoring, analyzing and interpreting market trends;

3. Planning and executing marketing communications and promotional material; and

4. Working in a team environment to develop marketing strategies, tactics and activities.

Work Conditions 

Typical starting salaries range from $ 60,000 to $ 75,000 USD 

Typical salaries with 3 and more years of experience range from $80,000 to $ 120,000 USD