Associate Project Manager

The Associate Project Manager is involved in all phases of clinical trial project management. This person works closely with the Project Manager and functional team members. The Associate Project Manager is responsible for tracking the study budget, project scope and timelines and in accordance with applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs), good clinical practices, regulatory and study-specific requirements. The Associate Project Manager will communicate project information to stakeholders, design templates, create presentations, review and edit project deliverables and maintain the project information repository. The Associate Project Manager will also help resolve project conflicts, identify resource requirements and align the project team on project scope


This role will be perfect for you if:

  • You enjoy being accountable for delivering results using a disciplined approach to project management
  • You are looking for the next career step to prepare you to become a project manager.
  • You are knowledgeable about clinical research projects and looking to continue learning.
  • We can count on you to ensure things move forward and to deliver high quality work.
  • Working in an organization that is driven by science and innovation and completing meaningful work is important to you.




  • Communicate project information to stakeholders including the Sponsor, vendors and internal team members
  • Track and manage established plans to ensure all deliverables and milestones are met
  • Coordinate tasks and deadlines between the different departments involved in the project.
  • Contributes to the management of needs and expectations of the Sponsor and other internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Contributes to adequate training of team members on the project.
  • Plan the activities and resources (e.g. internal and external resources, equipment, etc.) required for the project.
  • Manages the quality of assigned work.
  • Assists with providing project status updates to external and internal stakeholders ensuring compliance with the study budget, project scope and timelines and in accordance with applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs), good clinical practices, regulatory and study-specific requirements.
  • Analyses discrepancies between planned and actual results and participates in the development and implementation of corrective actions to be taken as needed.
  • Assists with enforcing effective change control and risk management throughout the project.
  • Develops/reviews project operational plans and manuals as applicable (e.g., project management plan, monitoring plan, etc.).
  • Assists with ensuring that study specific documents and project deliverables (e.g., protocol, informed consent form, electronic case report form (eCRF), tables/listings/figures (TLFs), clinical study report, etc.) meet requirements.
  • Participates in the planning and conduct of Investigator’s Meeting.
  • Supports the sites and ensures that each site has the necessary material to adequately perform the study (e.g., investigational product, study supplies, special equipment, safety lab kits, etc.).
  • May oversee activities related to:
    • Sites selection 
    • Patient recruitment
    • Central ethics and regulatory submissions
    • Clinical monitoring activities
    • Data Management until database lock


  • May provide technical, therapeutic and project management expertise in training and process improvement efforts for the department.





  • B.Sc. in a related field of study to clinical research;



  • At least 3 years of experience in activities related to management of clinical studies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and/or CRO industry;


Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent knowledge of GCP and ICH standards, FDA and Canadian regulations;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English, French is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and establish good relationships with colleagues and sponsors;
  • Good problem-solving abilities;
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong ability to carry out different projects and work under pressure while meeting timelines
  • Experience managing small to medium projects using a disciplined approach to project management
  • Core PM competencies: scope management, cost and risk management, timely decision making, effective team building, ability to prioritize, delegate appropriately and deal with changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and deliver resource-based project plans
  • Excellent people management skills; experience working with and managing teams in a matrix environment





The work environment


At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven colleagues. Our values are integrity, commitment and teamwork. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 


As an Associate Project Manager, you will be eligible for the following perks: 

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Complete benefits (medical, dental, vision, RRSP, vacation, personal days, virtual medical clinic, public transportation rebates, social activities)
  • Offices near public transportation (Sherbrooke metro station or Saint-Laurent metro station)
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Possibility to work from home according to the level of experience


About Innovaderm


Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 1999, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America.



We thank you for your application and please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Innovaderm only accepts applicants with a work permit for Canada.

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