Project Director

Job Overview

Do you have senior clinical project management experience and are you looking for the next step? Then this could be the opportunity to develop your career at our Scientific CRO.

We are looking for a proactive and entrepreneurial Project Director with strong communication skills and full service experience. You will be responsible for overseeing (international) industry driven studies with a high and challenging profile with our key clients. Our key clients vary from biotech start-ups to large pharma companies. The studies you are running will usually be studies, with any number of participating countries or centres, usually global. You will be reporting to our Director Clinical Operations.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Accountable for managing, building and maintaining client relationships;
  • Monitors project metrics, quality and performance, identifies opportunities for improvement and manages change initiatives effectively in collaboration with the team;
  • Identifies and escalates risks and, in collaboration with key team members, develops and executes plans to mitigate risk;
  • Writes a Project Management Plan;
  • Ensures the quality as defined in the project plan, both internally with the project team and externally with the sponsor;
  • Reports the progress made to the sponsor, the next level internally and the study’s Steering Committee (if applicable);
  • Coordinates the activities of the project team and identifies capacity problems in respect of the individual and team workload;
  • Provides prompt and clear information to all members of the project team and the sponsor with regard to study activities, upon which appropriate and quick decisions can be made with regard to the organisation and implementation of the trial;
  • Manages the study costs in accordance with the sponsor contract and the budget;
  • Works together with Julius Clinical’s legal advisors when site/investigator contracts, vendor and partner contracts have to be negotiated and executed;
  • Stays abreast of latest developments in clinical study management, project management, drug development, and where possible, contributes to advances in the field;
  • Contributing to Business Development, provides input to proposals and budgeting , performing Bid defences and maintaining a network (in relevant area);

Job Requirements

  • Academic level of education in biomedical sciences;
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in life sciences, including 5 years of experience in a project management position in the biopharmaceutical industry; preferably CRO experience;
  • Extensive experience with management of multinational/ international clinical trials; experience with Infection/ Immunity and/ or CNS trials is an advantage;
  • Extensive experience with the development of clinical protocols, policies and SOPs;
  • Excellent knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and regulatory requirements;
  • Proficiency in working with complex design issues (e.g., multiple arms, crossover, double blind, and multi-center) in all phases of pre-approval clinical trials;
  • Proven leadership skills;
  • Experience with budget planning and expenditure management.

We offer

An open culture in an innovative and dynamic environment with a lot of inspiring colleagues. Good working conditions.

We are located

In a beautiful monumental building, close to Slot Zeist. Close to public transport e.g. busses and train station Driebergen-Zeist.

Additional Information

How to apply


Interested in this position? Send your CV and motivation to


If you have any further questions, please call Chantal van der Meeren, Recruiter or Anton Bonefaas , Director Project Management, at 030-6569900.