May 23rd, 2017

Project Planner III R&D – Contract Position, Pharma in Irvine

A Project Planner is needed by our pharmaceutical client in Irvine, CA. This is a one-year on-site position.


  • Life science and/or business degree with at least 5 years of experience in the industry, preferably with a sponsor or CRO.
  • MS degree and PMP certification desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with clinical study/trial operations processes.
  • At least three years of Project Management experience required.


The Contract R&D Project Planner is responsible for supporting Clinical Trial/Project Teams by strategically developing and maintaining clinical study timelines, providing evaluations of potential risks and conflicts, supporting the team on proactively resolving potential deviations, and presenting clear timeline reports. This person will work in a team orientated environment and is empowered to drive clinical study activities with minimal deviations, accelerating timelines and providing metrics to implement future enhancements.


  1. Develop and maintain high quality, realistic, cross functional clinical trial plans from protocol concept through completed clinical study reports. The R&D Project Planner will develop the study timeline when the protocol concept sheet is available.
  2. Partner with Project Management, Drug Development Operations and Clinical Development to implement project strategies and improve efficiency by identifying and implementing new business processes.
  3. Partner with the Clinical Development lead, Drug Development Operations department and the study team to ensure timely delivery of all clinical study milestones. The R&D Project Planner will be expected to identify gaps and risks in the study plans and work with the team and Management to proactively develop solutions which will increase efficiency and minimize timelines.
  4. Responsible for arranging and leading discussions on the clinical study plans.
  5. Present clear clinical study plan reports to stakeholders.
  6. Partner with study team leaders to tactically drive critical path elements within the study.
  7. Work collaboratively with functional departments to reduce timelines for study start up activities.
  8. Operate within the Growth Product Flow (GPF) Governance Board model for Project communication and accountability,

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Paul Dionne
Talent Manager
MEIRxRS 818-552-2625

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