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Clinical Study Operations Undergraduate

Sandwich, IL 60548
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**Clinical Study Operations Undergraduate**

Clinical Development and Operations, Global Product Development

Global Site and Study Operations

**Department Overview**

Global Site and Study Management is a global group which plays a key role in the conduct of clinical trials. There are 2 main areas of accountability. Study Management directs the 'operationalisation' and execution of protocols, and for overseeing the delivery of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) and other vendors. Site Management oversees the clinical trial execution that happens in the field (i.e. the conduct of clinical trials sponsored by Pfizer at healthcare facilities). In order to assist with the development of new medicines, the combined group partners closely with other clinical and clinical operations team members, providing operational and technical expertise to support the design and execution of clinical trials

**What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?**

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth comprehension of the key elements of the clinical study life-cycle. Through working in Global Site and Study Operations (GSSO) you will get hands-on involvement in many critical aspects of study execution.

You will have part of your assignment in Study Management - working closely with an expert Study Manager and the Clinical Study Team Assistant (CSTA). You will become part of the global study team and will be expected to develop a sound technical grasp of the key clinical trial deliverables on one or more interventional clinical trials, with the opportunity to work across multiple Therapeutic Areas. You will also have a secondary assignment focusing on the functions within GSSO that support the studies, for example:

+ Resource management - comprehending the calculations driving the business need for staff for projects, and where these should be placed.

+ Process support and continuous improvement projects - identifying lessons learned and best practices and using this information to improve processes for the future.

+ Developing and maintaining a preferred Investigator Site registry with the Targeted Site Specialist

+ Working in Study Start-Up, project managing site activation

**What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?**

The Global Site and Study Operations group partners closely with other functions within Pfizer and, as such, you can gain insights to other core clinical development functions including:

+ Project Management

+ Clinical

+ Data Sciences

We aim to facilitate an awareness of other areas of the business across the course of the placement, to provide a breadth of understanding of the wider pharmaceutical business.

You will also have the opportunity to have access to an extensive library of training tools and participate in regular educational sessions.

You will be offered the opportunity to participate in voluntary events such as STEM activities and are actively encouraged to get involved in delivering science demonstrations to school children as part of the Pfizer STEM outreach programme, at events like Science Fairs.

**When can I start?**

Placements will start on 1st September 2021 and will run for 12 months.


Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ' **Skills** ', ' **Knowledge** ' and ' **Motivation** ':

+ Current student completing placement as part of Degree either through Year In Industry/Industrial Placement or Gap Year

+ Self-motivated with ability to work autonomously

+ Demonstrated effectiveness working as part of a team

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

+ Detail focused

+ Solution oriented and good combined problem solving abilities

+ High IT literacy (demonstrable skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

**Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.**


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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Posted: 2020-09-17 Expires: 2020-11-19
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