Global Study Leader, AstraZeneca Gothenburg.

Reference no:


Linnéa Öster,
Application deadline:
Job type:
full time
Type of employment:
Västra Götalands län, 
Mölndal kommun
Life Science
Läkemedel, bioteknik & medicinteknik

job description.

Due to our promising pipeline and the growth of our Early Clinical Operations team, we have an open position for Global Study Leader (GSL). Working on a strong pipeline means so much more than producing innovative, ground-breaking medicines. It allows AstraZeneca people to be part of long-term development programs with the variety that comes from working at the leading edge of science and technology. This is a consulting assignment at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg.

As a GSL you're responsible for delivery of all aspects of global clinical studies. You will lead and maintain oversight for cross-functional teams comprised of internal and external partners. Ensuing delivery of clinical studies are done effectively and in accordance with clinical trial regulations (ex. ICH-GCP), AstraZeneca (AZ) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), AZ policies & standard methodologies and AZ values & behaviours.


You will lead, provide guidance and delegate appropriately to a cross-functional study team or lead all aspects of outsourced delivery activities. You will ensure studies are progressed as planned, driving achievement of milestones according to timelines, budget and quality standards. You may work on several studies at any one time. To do this successfully you will be able to lead and facilitate communication across multiple functions, work with multiple external service providers, ensuring delivery and performance to contracted goals and timelines/budget.

You will be accountable for leading the identification of overall study-level risk management activities and ensure mitigation strategies are implemented effectively. You'll be accountable for study budget management (and re-forecasting where required) through the study lifecycle and be able to drive and contribute to all aspects of study operations, including protocol writing, feasibility, vendor selection/start-up, site communication, database locks etc. You'll also work on non-drug project work such as process improvements as discussed and agreed upon with their line manager. May act as subject matter expert for a particular process or system within Early Study Management.


Essential requirements:
  • You will be experienced in global clinical project management, comfortable with leading and running cross-functional study teams and leading external providers
  • University degree (or equivalent educational/work experience), preferably in medical or biological sciences or field associated with clinical research
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical study management, ICH-GCP, relevant regulatory/ethics requirements and clinical/drug development
  • Extensive and proven experience in driving operational delivery to timelines, cost and quality and leading cross-functional study teams
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking abilities and ability to manage complex situations
  • Proven experience leading delivery through internal and external organisations

Desirable requirements:
  • Advanced degree, Masters level education (or higher)
  • Project management certification
  • Proven project management experience on a global level
  • Experience in all phases of a clinical study lifecycle
For us, it is important that all competence and skills in the labor market are utilized. We welcome all applicants and strive for diversity.


2021-06-19, selection and interviews will be ongoing. The position may be filled before the last day of application, therefore, apply as soon as possible.

For more information: Linnea Öster or Birgitta Nyström

about Randstad Life Sciences.

Randstad Life Sciences is specialized in competences within Life Science. As a consultant with us, you get a competitive salary, benefits and collective agreements. Your consultant manager is always there for you and ensures that you get varying and developing assignments at different companies, within different industries. At Randstad Life Sciences, your personal development is in focus, and you are offered a large network and many social activities.

Randstad Life Sciences is part of Randstad, the world leader in recruitment and consulting with operations in 38 countries. With this global network, in combination with our strong local foundation, we can offer a wide range of varied and developing assignments and jobs for you who are a specialist in life science. Our mission is to help you reach your true potential with your career in focus!