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Careers (posted 19 April 2021)

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Topas Therapeutics GmbH (Topas) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics to address areas of major unmet need, e.g., autoimmune diseases, allergies and anti-drug immune responses. Topas’ technology platform induces antigen-specific immune tolerance by utilizing the liver’s natural immunology capabilities, targeting liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), which generate tolerance against bloodborne antigens.

The Company has recruited an experienced leadership team with a successful track record in research, drug development, manufacturing, and operations. Topas’ employees are self-motivated, high-performing professionals with diverse backgrounds, who all share the desire to grow, both individually and together, by providing exceptional contributions to the organization. In addition, the company has established a firm network of accomplished advisors with deep experience in pharmaceutical research and development to ensure quick complementary expertise in all relevant areas.

Topas is seeking a

Clinical Trial Specialist/Junior Project Manager (m/f/d)
Hamburg, Germany – Full time

with passion and desire to become part of an innovative team committed to developing new therapeutic solutions for challenging diseases. You will be an integral member of a cross-functional team that consists of highly motivated professionals with deep knowledge and experience in regulatory, drug development, clinical operations, drug safety, and manufacturing. The team is responsible for the successful execution of the Company’s strategic objectives and projects in several indications in a cost-effective, safe, and compliant manner.

The successful candidate will ensure the Company’s projects and clinical trial(s) are managed to the highest quality in adherence with all applicable regulations.

It is essential that the individual selected for this position is an effective and collaborative team player as well as capable to work independently and to quickly establish rapport and credibility throughout the Company at all levels.

The selected candidate will work directly with Topas’ Head of Clinical Operations.

Responsibilities

As an integral member of a cross-functional team the Clinical Trial Specialist or Junior Project Manager supports the planning and conduct of development projects and clinical trial activities. Specifically, he/she 

  • Supports the clinical study team and helps to execute, track, and report project and study activities.
  • Supports clinical studies run by CROs during commissioning, at study start, during the study including the day-to-day operational management, and at study closure, including the development of vendor specifications, the review of vendor reports, budgets, metrics, and the timely escalation of risk to timelines and budget if needed in order to ensure that performance expectations are met.
  • Oversees monitoring activities at clinical CROs by reviewing visit reports, and any protocol deviations; attend monitoring visits as required.
  • Supports the interface management and the preparation/conduct of meetings with external collaborators including co-ordinating investigators, local site investigators and applicable study committees.
  • Ensures that operational tracking needs are identified and appropriately managed; regularly communicates the study status and timelines and escalates unresolved issues appropriately.
  • Provides input to the development of clinical trial and project documents e.g., study-specific plans and manuals.
  • Oversees the timely supply of all materials (from internal and external parties) to sites and CRO/vendors.
  • Ensures that assigned studies are conducted according to company SOPs, ICH and regulatory authority standards, specifically including GCP requirements.
  • Responsible for setting up archives for essential documents including Trial Master File and ensures proper filing of essential documents in these systems.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in natural sciences and/or a specific qualification in clinical research
  • Alternatively, qualification as medical documentary, nurse or medical technical assistant with profound professional experience in clinical research
  • Minimum of 3 years in clinical research, either at a CRO or at a sponsor
  • Experience as a CRA/study monitor preferred
  • Experience of working with vendors (CROs, IVRS, central laboratories)
  • Strong understanding of FDA/EMA/ICH guidelines and industry standard practices regarding clinical development and trial management
  • Proven ability to achieve results within a multifunctional, multicultural and geographically diverse team
  • Excellent organization and tracking skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Documented training in and experience working with GCP
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) – German or other languages are an advantage.
  • Available for approximately 25% travel both domestic and international, including overnight stays

Application:

If you think you have the right skills and experience, and a wish to join a highly motivated team with a passion for science, we invite you to apply at: careers@topas-therapeutics.com.

In the e-mail subject line, please indicate the position title: Clinical Trial Specialist/Junior Project Manager.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.