As a leading global contract research organization (CRO) with a passion for scientific rigor and decades of clinical development experience, Fortrea provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device customers a wide range of clinical development, patient access and technology solutions across more than 20 therapeutic areas. With over 19,000 staff conducting operations in more than 90 countries, Fortrea is transforming drug and device development for partners and patients across the globe.

The role

Join Fortrea´s Project Coordinator Academy, a unique Early Talent Development Program that will provide your first professional step into the world of medical research.

Dive into immersive experiences, work shoulder-to-shoulder with industry leaders, and contribute to groundbreaking projects that drive innovation in healthcare. With mentorship, training and hands-on learning, you´ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in this dynamic field. Embark on a journey where your passion meets purpose. The mission of our Project Coordinator Academy is to identify early talent and develop you to become Fortrea’ s leaders of the future. 

Evolving from our Project Management Academy, we are now able to offer a platform for your development across multiple disciplines including Project Management, Vendor Management and Clinical Start Up.

This is a learning community in a `Talent Incubator´ that will see you thrive amongst our global community of industry leaders and like-minded professionals.

And why is this unique

  • Over time you will step from PC 1 to PC 2 and then finally as a Senior PC you will have the opportunity for at least 3 rotational secondments each lasting 6 months, to enable you to make an informed decision regarding your chosen career path.
  • This is a hybrid role and offers the flexibility to be home or office based

About you

  • You bring a university/college degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession (i.e. nursing, medical or laboratory technology) from appropriately accredited institution is highly desirable
  • In lieu of the above, candidates with 1-2 years of relevant Clinical research experience in pharmaceutical, CRO industries or experience in a health care setting will be considered as well as non-traditional entry routes - Fortrea may consider relevant and equivalent experience in lieu of educational requirements.
  • This is a truly global team, so excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English and local language is also a must.

What you will do

On your day-to-day, you will:

  • Learn to use the main industry tools and Project Management Systems to document and track Clinical, Start-up and Vendor activities, with close guidance/support.
  • Be trained in how to maintain Trial Master File documentation using TMF platforms, and will be involved with TMF QC, track and /archive.
  • Update Risk Identification & Issue Resolution tools and will be able to follow up outstanding action items to resolution -including Protocol Deviations-.
  • Work with Functional Leads:
    • Elaborating project plans and coordinating review, feedback, and execution between study team and client.
    • On finance updates to support project financial health including payments where appropriate.
  • Facilitate study team communication & collaboration by attending & setting up team meetings for all functions.
  • Facilitate and document meetings with relevant tools in internal and external calls and ensure they are distributed and documented in accordance with study requirements.
  • Actively support compliance metrics including TMF, CTMS, and overall project health.
  • Support all Functional Leads to prepare for audits and/or investigations, including responding to audit findings/CAPA’s, creation of story boards to document issues that may occur during the study.
  • Update timelines and milestones within project scheduling tools, CTMS, project governance tool, and other trackers which will include updates for all applicable functions. Escalate when timelines are a risk.

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