Scientific Team Manager

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26 Jan 2019

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is the world’s largest organisation of healthcare professionals dedicated to fighting heart disease. It helps more than 95,000 cardiologists from 150 countries expand the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine so people can lead longer, healthier lives.

The ESC publishes a dozen scientific journals, an array of textbooks and the latest clinical practice guidelines. It provides continuing medical education through webinars and classroom courses and hosts the summit of cardiovascular science each August - ESC Congress - which attracts 31,000 heart specialists and delivers over 4,500 of the latest abstracts.

The ESC is currently looking for a talented ScientificTeam Manager (EURObservational Research Programme - EORP) for a permanent contract, CDI, to work at its headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

See what EURObservational Research Programme is all about:

The aim of this programme of registries is to provide a better understanding of medical practice, based on observational data collected with more robust methodological procedures.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Manages a multidisciplinary team (+10 people): Clinical Projects Managers, Data Monitors, IT specialist, statistician and administrative assistants.
  • Secretary of the EORP Oversight Committee: organises meetings, circulates documents, coordinates the communication between the EORP Oversight Committee members, implements decisions made at Oversight Committee level at the EORP team level, and the relevant Registry Executive and Steering committee level.
  • Provides assistance to the Executive Committees during the design of the protocol and the questionnaire. Provide input on the feasibility of the registries/studies.
  • Coordinates and supervises activities related to the conduct of the surveys/ registries at EORP team level.
  • Provides templates or examples of the protocol and examples of questionnaires.
  • Defines the timelines for surveys (tasks & responsibilities) with the different committees and the EORP team.
  • Organises meetings with the EORP Administrative Assistants.
  • Circulates documents and materials where relevant.
  • Coordinates and supervises the running of surveys at the EORP team level.
  • Manages the EORP budget: defines the budget, as well as forecasts. Controls expenses according to the defined budget. When necessary, reviews the budget to meet the EORP Oversight Committee’s decisions and strategy.
  • Manages the operational aspects of a registry
  • Evaluates the feasibility of a registry.
  • Manages the survey/registry according to the budget and the resources.
  • Sets timelines for each registry.
  • Supervises the pilot and long-term phases of each registry with the sites concerned, with the support from the Clinical Data Managers, the Data Monitors and the assistants.
  • Sends outcomes of the survey to the relevant recipients in coordination with the chair of the registry’s Executive Committee and the support from the EORP team.
  • Develops services and user-friendly tools at the ESC in Sophia Antipolis and in Brussels with standard processes to collect data, develop and update Standard Operational Procedures (SOP), where relevant.
  • Supervises the statistical analyses and provides guidance to the EORP statistician whenever necessary.
  • Develops a network of volunteer and agreed investigating centres in ESC European countries.
  • Communicates with various audiences on the EORP programme (e.g.the EORP Oversight, Steering and Scientific Committees, the National Cardiac Societies (NCSs), sponsors, local monitors, the network of centres and other departments):
  • Supervises the contents of EORP messages on the EORP website and in the registry newsletters, documents and press releases.
  • Provides reports whenever requested.
  • Supervises the writing of the survey newsletters with the help of the EORP team and the scientific Coordinator.
  • Reviews the contents of newsletters and messages to be published on the EORP website.
  • Circulates documents to the appropriate recipients when more specialised advice is needed, etc…
  • Regulatory surveillance and compliance
  • Scientific advances surveillance
  • Coordinates the activities of the local monitors: recruits, trains and manages the local monitors. Analyses the visit reports and provides input to the Oversight Committee and registry Executive Committees.


  • Degree in a biomedical discipline (biology, pharmacy, medicine, chemistry) is required.
  • Fluency in English and other European language(s) is a plus.
  • Strong experience in people management (international and multidisciplinary team, direct and indirect reporting lines).
  • Large experience in the conduct of international clinical studies in Cardiology (preferable).
  • Knowledge of international regulatory requirements regarding the conduct of clinical studies and registries.
  • Working knowledge of reviewing database validation plans, statistical plans and results.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Experience in contract and budget management.
  • Open-minded person and proven team spirit.
  • Flexibility to travel


  • CDI / cadre
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Additional days off per year (Reduction de temps de travail)
  • Up to 14 days working from home (Travail à distance)
  • Restaurant vouchers + mutuelle/prévoyance


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  • A cover letter in English
  • A CV in English
  • Your availability (notice period...)
  • Your salary expectations

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