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Sr. Clinical Study Manager

Spark Therapeutics
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Mar 15, 2022

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Primary Duties:

The Senior Clinical Study Manager is responsible for supporting the implementation of assigned clinical studies including through study start-up, enrollment, execution and close-out. S/he will assist the Clinical Project Manager for assigned studies with day to day clinical trial execution and maintenance activities and will serve as a point of contact for investigative sites. S/he will have responsibility and oversight on the planning and execution of clinical activities related to the clinical vendors, clinical sites and regions under his/her responsibility.


% of Time

95% General study management activities (in conjunction with study lead for assigned projects):

• Establish productive, interactive relationships with site personnel; act as primary contact for site personnel for study related questions/issues, and/or outside vendors and site monitors

• Collaborate with clinical team and vendors to (a) develop study-specific documents, (b) ensure accurate preparation and review of all regulatory and other study-specific documents and (c) ensure appropriate tracking of all study documents and maintenance of internal files

• Oversee operational aspects of assigned clinical studies including (but not limited to):

o Collaborate with clinical team and external vendors to draft, review and finalize study specific documents (e.g., Case Report Forms)

o Prepare, review and maintain study specific essential documents

o Support sites by assisting with IRB/IEC submissions, regulatory document collection and review, and budget and contract negotiations in collaboration with the study lead and Legal.

o Coordinate IRB correspondence and ensure all approvals are obtained

o Manage study supplies and equipment

o Ensure vendors and site personnel have appropriate system access and are trained

o Assist in study-related training of site monitors and site personnel as requested

• Manage and resolve study conduct issues (e.g., protocol deviations, data queries, laboratory discrepancies) and inform team members and leadership (as appropriate) of potential issues/mitigation as applicable;

• Assist in clinical vendor management including (but not limited to):

o Collaborate with the Clinical Project Manager on the selection of vendors

o Manage financial aspects for assigned clinical vendors

o Manage and oversee CRO and assigned clinical vendor relationship and activities; implement plans for efficient and effective vendor oversight

• Oversee site monitoring quality and adherence to established processes and plans; review monitoring visit reports

• May participate in all types of study visits (pre-study, initiation, interim, and close-out)

• Conduct site visits as required, co-monitor (as necessary)

• Respond to clinical sites in a timely fashion and maintain appropriate documentation

• Work with study lead to ensure maintenance of TMF

• Assist in generating investigator grant payments

• Facilitate communication between department, other functions, investigative site personnel and external vendors

• Participate in departmental, clinical study related meetings, and asset development/strategy team meetings, as appropriate

• Participate in departmental initiatives, as requested

• Contribute to SOP development

5% Other duties as assigned


· A minimum of a Bachelor’ s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent RN/BSN nursing degree (other majors considered with relevant work experience)


· Generally has 5+ years of clinical study management experience with a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated study management leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility and a thorough understanding of processes associated with study management and site monitoring.

· Experience in therapeutic area of interest to Spark (e.g., ophthalmology, hematology, immunology, neurology) is a plus · Thorough knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research/trials, GCP, ICH guidelines

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

• Strong initiative and “can do” attitude; professional work ethic

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Available to meet peak workload demands and critical timelines; organized and efficient

• Highly attentive to detail; able to deliver a high-quality work product

• ICH-GCP and FDA regulatory requirement understanding and competency.

• Able to understand and comply with Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and internal SOPs

Complexity and Problem Solving:

• Able to manage multiple priorities and work in a flexible, dynamic and fast-paced environment

• Able to represent the company to health and research professionals by interacting in a professional, respectful manner at all times

• Able to proactively identify and respond appropriately to issues and provide guidance or escalate appropriately

• Able to interact in a positive and professional manner with internal personnel (including other departments) and external colleagues and vendors

• Able to work independently or with minimal supervision, take initiative, and complete tasks to deadlines


Please be aware that Spark mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Join the Spark Team

We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable - until now.

We don't follow footsteps. We create the path.


At Spark Therapeutics, a fully integrated, commercial company committed to discovering, developing and delivering gene therapies, we challenge the inevitability of genetic diseases, including blindness, hemophilia, lysosomal storage disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Founded in March 2013 as a result of the technology and know-how accumulated over two decades at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our investigational therapies have the potential to provide long-lasting effects, dramatically and positively changing the lives of patients with conditions where no, or only palliative, therapies exist. Greater understanding of the human genome and genetic abnormalities have allowed our scientists to tailor investigational therapies to patients suffering from very specific genetic diseases. This approach holds great promise in developing effective treatments to a host of inherited diseases. Our initial focus is on treating orphan diseases.

Headquartered in dynamic Philadelphia, we are a diverse, experienced team united in our goal to break down barriers for people and families affected by genetic diseases. As our name suggests, our investigational, one-time therapies are designed to spark healthy biology, and deliver potentially life-altering transformation for people and families affected by genetic disease. Spark is a member of the Roche Group.

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