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Driven by research and a passion for science Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments that make a real difference in people’s lives all over the world. Active in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics, we develop medicine on the body's own terms. We believe in the power of people and research - and go where ideas and research take us. 

Would you like to join us in a challenging position as Lead Clinical Trial Manager (Lead CTM)? 


Clinical Operations is responsible for planning and execution of clinical trials in phase 1 to 4 within all therapeutic areas in Ferring Pharmaceuticals. High quality trial data and adherence to timelines are important for us. To optimize the achievement of this, a good and constructive teamwork and strong  leadership abilities in accordance with our values, are critical success factors. 

Are you ready to lead Clinical Trials in an international environment? We are looking for a Lead Clinical Trial Manager to effectively lead and oversee the assigned clinical trials as well as provide efficient and motivational leadership of international trial teams. As part of the Global Clinical Operations team, you will work in an international environment with approx. 50 dedicated and highly skilled colleagues. 


You can expect to be working according to highest standards of current practice in order to fulfill the company’s needs for clinical data acceptable worldwide. Together with colleagues from global clinical operations and clinical team members from other departments, you will be responsible for the delivery of agreed trials to budget, time and quality. 

Your key tasks will be to: 

  • Plan, deliver and conduct all clinical trial activities (start-up, operational conduct and closure) 
  • Manage and lead trial teams and ensure successful execution of all associated activities  
  • Collaborate with experts in Translational Science for phase 1 trials 
  • Collaborate with Clinical Project Leader for phase 1-4 trials 
  • Select CRO/Phase 1 Unit and communicate expectations. Give input to and review CRO contracts with respect to tasks, budget and timelines 
  • Liaise with clinical trial team members regarding trial design and protocol preparation and ensure the production of the final trial protocol 
  • Develop and manage operational plan and risk management plan for the conduct of the clinical trial 
  • Develop sponsor oversight plan and oversee day-to-day responsibility of the CROs on the given trials 
  • Handle risk and trial budget  
  • Communicate timelines, manage stakeholders and report progress for the clinical  

As Lead CTM you will be overall responsible for directing and leading all trial-level aspects from start-up to reporting of clinical trials and you will be responsible for ensuring that project key deliverables are met in time, at a high quality and within budget. This requires a natural leader with great communication skills who is able to motivate and drive international trial teams.  


You hold an academic degree in life science or similar and have worked for at least 3 years with direct clinical trial management, especially within phase 1. First-hand experience with leading trial teams and early clinical drug development is essential to your success. Today, you hold a similar position but desire to make a real difference in a leading biopharmaceutical company within reproductive health, urology and gastroenterology.  

You are motivated by having a high impact position and understand how to apply your cultural awareness to inspire trust and respect among your international colleagues. As a dedicated and flexible team-player you utilise your high level of energy and can-do attitude to proactively handle the various tasks at hand. Furthermore, you are able to maintain a sense of perspective in a busy work environment, utilising your self-motivation and drive to foster and develop new ideas. You are proficient in English, both written and verbal, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project. 


For additional information, please contact Associate Director Vivian Kristoffersson, phone +45 2878 7153. Please send your application and CV in English via the application button as soon as possible but no later than March 26th 2017 as we will review incoming applications on an ongoing basis. 

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Lead Clinical Trial Manager

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a growing organisation offering employees opportunities for personal development within an international environment. Working across teams, with different cultures, on different continents is not uncommon. Employees are encouraged and welcomed to bring forth new ideas, discuss concerns and share feedback with colleagues and management. It is this freedom and respect shown to all employees that makes Ferring an attractive place to work.
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