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Senior Project Specialist – Path to Project Leader Program

Job ID 83187BR USA - Any Region - Home Based
The Path to Project Leader Program provides the opportunity for highly talented, motivated, and quick progressing candidates to join the clinical research industry in a Senior Project Specialist role to acquire deep clinical research and project management knowledge and progress to an Associate Project Leader role within eight months. We’re offering eligible Master’s degree Life Science and Pharmacy graduates entry into a fascinating career in clinical research and Project Leadership, ultimately helping clients bring drugs to the market for patients in need. Join a company that puts patients first, values diversity, and doing things With Heart™!

How we help you grow

Starting in a Senior Project Specialist role, you’ll work along-side the Project Leader and Functional Leads to dive into client projects. You’ll gain knowledge in Project Management, Financial Management, and critical systems used to manage clinical trials, team coordination, and other relevant areas. This program will also provide you with trainings and workshops to gain insight into different functional areas and in the soft skills required for the Project Leader role and for working with clients. Every step of the way, you’ll receive mentoring from an experienced Project Leader.

During this experience, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Practically apply in-class concepts with day-to-day application by working with clinical systems including Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Electronic Data Capture, Safety Information Systems, and TMF platforms
  • Develop your communication, decision-making and other relevant skills and benefit from both trainings and ongoing coaching and support of your Line Manager and Project Leader
After approximately eight months, you’ll complete the program and be eligible to progress to an Associate Project Leader and begin a successful Project Leadership career path!


What you need to get started
  • Recent Master's degree in Life Sciences or Pharmacy
  • Submitting a cover letter to explain your intent and motivation for applying for this program.
  • High potential and motivation to develop and learn quickly
  • Ability to receive feedback and turn lessons learned into opportunities for improvement
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a self-driven capacity with a sense of urgency, with limited oversight and demonstrated flexibility
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • A client-focused approach and focus on quality
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks, evaluate unpredictable scenarios and achieve project timelines while applying your understanding of study protocol(s)
  • An honest and ethical work approach to promote the development of life changing treatments for patients
  • Strong computer skills
***Travel expectations and additional information

The Senior Project Specialist role is largely home or office-based, depending on your location, and requires less than 5% travel. In certain circumstances, you could be required to travel to a client kick-off meeting, Principal Investigator meeting, client-facing meetings and audits, etc. The Associate Project Leader role is also largely home-based but could require similar travel as described above.

Parexel is proud to be a leading Clinical Research Organization with colleagues across the globe. As a member of our team, you’ll get to know your co-workers on a personal level. Have a question? A Line Manager, Project Leader, project team member, technology “Super User,” or other collaborators are a phone call or instant message away. Our Project Specialist and Project Leadership teams meet regularly to have discussions in an open environment, allowing our team members to share their expertise, ask questions and promote learning within the team. Management supports and encourages career growth through consistent performance discussions and evaluations. Whether your interest is to progress into a more senior level Project Leadership role, into line management, Quality, Clinical, Data Management, or a variety of other positions, Parexel prides itself on career opportunities for our employees.

This role may be subject to government and/or customer requirements regarding vaccination against COVID-19 that are more stringent than Parexel policy. Accordingly, successful applicants may need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.

EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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