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PPD

Principal Clinical Trial Coordinator - San Diego, CA

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.  

Our global Clinical department consists of colleagues with institutional knowledge, in-depth therapeutic experience, and robust operational tools. Together, we help clients define and develop clinical programs, minimize delays and execute high-quality, cost-efficient clinical studies.

As a PPD Clinical Trial Coordinator you will provide administrative and technical support to the Project Team.  You will support audit readiness by ensuring files are reviewed on schedule detailed in the organization's WPD and department guidance document.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees. 

Summarized Purpose:

Provides administrative and technical support to the Project Team as a study lead acting as a cross-functional liason. Coordinates and facilitates project activities and oversees admnistration on assigned projects. Acts as a buddy during onboarding phase and provides training to new staff. Participates in identifying new training requirements. Supports creation, implementation and change management for departmental and cross-functional process improvements/enhancements initiatives.

Essential Functions:

• According to the specific role (Central or Local), coordinates, oversees and completes functions on assigned trials activities detailed on the task matrix. Uses crticial thinking to ensure tasks are proactively scheduled and fulfilled in line with project team needs.


• Performs department, Internal, Country and Investigator file reviews as assigned and documents findings in appropriate system.


• Ensures allocated tasks are performed on time, within budget and to a high quality standard. Proactively communicates any risks to project leads and line manager as appropriate.


• Supports the maintenance of study specific documentation and global support with specific systems, tools and trackers including but not limited to: study team lists, tracking of project specific training requirements, system access management for organization/vendor/clienst, and tracking of project level activity plans in appropriate system. Ensures (e)TMF is up to date by following file review schedules and documents findings in appropriate system.


• Provides system support (i.e. GoBalto & eTMF).


• Supports RBM activities.


• Performs administrative tasks on assigned trials including but not limited to: timely processing of documentssent to Client (e)TMF as assigned, performing (e)TMF reviews, performing mass mailings and communications as needed, providing documents and reports to internal team members.


• Supports scheduling and organization of client and/or internal meetings with completion of related meeting minutes.


• Reviews and tracks local regulatory documents. Supports project team to ensure audit readiness, (i.e. (e)TMF) and contributes to internal, regulatory and client audit responses as needed.


• Transmits documents to client and centralized IRB/IEC.


• Analyzes and reconciles study metrics and findings reports. Assists with clarification and resolution of findings related to site documentation.


• Maintains vendor trackers.


• Assists with coordination, compilation and distribution of Investigator Site File (ISF) and Pharmacy binder materials and non-clinical study supplies to sites.


• Assists with study-specific translation materials and translation QC upon request.


• May attend Kick off meeting and take notes when required.


• May provide training to other functional team members, Investigators and/or clients as requested.


• May be an alliance level lead handling client integration and (e)TMF activities.

Education and Experience:

High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least 6 years).

In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to work in a team or independently as required


• Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively


• Excellent ability to effectively analyze project-specific data/systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency


• Strong customer focus


• Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to reprioritize workload and provide efficient support to meet changing project timelines


• Demonstrated ability to attain and maintain a good working knowledge of applicable Country Regulations, ICH Good Clinical Practices, and organization/Client SOPs and WPDs for all non-clinical/clinical aspects of project implementation, execution and closeout


• Excellent English language and grammar skills and proficient local language skills as needed


• Effective presentation skills


• Excellent computer skills, proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to obtain knowledge and master all clinical trial database systems


• Ability to successfully complete PPD clinical training program


• Self-motivated, positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills


• Ability to use problem-solving techniques applicable to constantly changing environment


• Ability to provide constructive feedback and suggest improvements to department processes

Working Environment: 
PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: 

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 

Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.  

Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.  

May require travel.  (Recruiter will provide more details.)  

PPD Defining Principles:
- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!

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