AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Site Management & Monitoring Country Head / Clinical Research Manager in Istanbul, Turkey

Job Description

•Driving, securing and monitoring clinical study execution in Turkey

•Being accountable for quality, reliability and productivity are in accordance with global and SM&M MEA objectives.

•Being accountable for effective resource allocation of the different functions within SM&M to ensure proper delivery of committed studies, including identification of any need for in/outsourcing to CRO

•Being accountable for MC related resource effectiveness and productivity

•Being accountable for assigned budget

•Being accountable for building a visionary and productive local SM&M Management Team

•Providing expertise and guidance to support direct reports with proactive problem/risk identification, solution building and issues resolution to facilitate achievement of objectives on time and to appropriate quality.

•Promoting and encouraging innovation and creativity by bringing suggestions/good examples to departmental leadership

•Acting as main point of contact for SM&M MEA and CROs in outsourced studies

•Maintaining a constructive and productive collaboration with CEE cluster, MEA region and related global functions

•Ensuring relevant education and training of staff

•Ensuring compliance with Regulatory and Patient Safety regulations and processes

•Ensuring a good and well-functioning cooperation with local MC Country Director, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Evidence functions and other local support functions (Finance, HR, Procurement and Compliance functions in AZ Turkey)


•University degree in related discipline, preferably in medical, biological, or health related sciences, or equivalent qualification,

•Minimum 5 years’ experience in Clinical Operations (CRA / Sr. CRA / LSTL / CRM) or other related fields,

•Preferably 3 years’ experience as line manager in the pharmaceutical industry and in an international environment,

•Comprehensive knowledge of the drug development process,

•Good understanding of the therapeutic areas related to AZ products,

•Good understanding and knowledge of relevant applicable regulations,

•Ability to understand integrated worldwide and regional delivery needs,

•Excellent command of written and spoken both Turkish and English,

•Strong communication skills

•No restriction for travel

•No military obligation for male candidates

•Located in İstanbul.