Closing date for applications: 4 January 2021

Does the idea of working for a growing company and being fundamental to that growth excite you?

Are you interested in the opportunity to make a difference in the world of research?

Would you like to be one of a growing company’s first international employees and establish the project management function in your region?

If the answer to the above questions is YES then read on – this may be the new and exciting role you’ve been looking for!

MAC is one of the UK's most successful Clinical Development Organisations and we conduct and execute clinical trials in various therapeutic areas.

We have a vacancy for a full time Senior Project Manager and this role can be based remotely. To meet the evolving needs of our clients we are looking to place this position outside of the UK, in Europe.

Working with the Vice President of Global Project Management, the focus of this role is to ensure the successful delivery of full-service projects or programmes of work, by application of project management principles and implementation of project management methodologies and processes.


  • The overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

  • Provision of project management leadership to cross-functional teams by integration, facilitating, coordinating and managing all activities related to the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closeout of assigned full-service projects and programmes.

  • Manage projects to ensure integration, coordination and consistency of processes throughout the project life-cycle.

  • Coordinate and manage the activities of individual projects and team members in a manner that ensures all budgetary requirements, timelines and target deliverables are met.

  • Primary contact for communication with study sites/teams, vendors, Sponsor companies and Clinical Research Organisations. Facilitate effective communication among all project-related parties.

  • Create and maintain project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

  • Conduct study feasibility and site selection, set-up and management of site(s).

  • Identify resource requirements and assign individual responsibilities.

  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project and scope.

  • Review team deliverables before passing to the client.

  • Utilise risk management methodologies to identify risks and work with the team to develop mitigation and contingency plans.

  • Lead the process to document lessons learned and resultant recommendations for the project.

  • Ensure financial reconciliation is performed at project close out.

  • Recognise and submit out of scope requests for costing and approval as appropriate.

  • Prepare management reports and serve as management’s source for project updates on milestones, schedule, key project issues and metrics.

  • Participate in client meetings including, but not limited to, bid defence presentations, Kick Off Meetings, Investigator Meetings etc.

  • Manage resource and individual roles and responsibilities within the project teams and ensure that each project team member understands the requirements for project deliverables.

  • Mitigate team conflict and communication problems to resolve conflict; exhibit solution seeking behaviours and promote team building.

  • Develop, motivate and coach team members across functional lines.

  • Inspire team members to meet goals and pursue excellence.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change; manage the process of change effectively.


  • At least 5 years’ experience of management and coordination of full-service projects within a Clinical Research Organisation or Pharmaceutical company.

  • A life sciences degree and/or recognised project management qualification.

  • Must possess a detailed and proactive approach to management in problem solving

  • Superior time management skills for working within a fast paced environment

  • Be both a self-motivated team leader and a good team player.


  • Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience

  • Free onsite parking

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years service)

  • Your birthday off work

MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates with a desire to achieve their full potential. You will be working with an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.

Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications this date may be brought forwards.

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