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Johnson & Johnson

Senior Clinical Trial Leader - Remote

Posted Nov 1, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00013114
Leeds, Remote
11 months , 4 weeks
(Jan 3, 2023 - Jan 3, 2024)
37 hrs/week
Payrate range
24 - 28 £/hr

The Company:

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Clinical Trial Leader located in Leeds, UK.  Remote locations may also be considered.

Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years, from creating the first sutures, to revolutionising surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our surgical technologies and solutions include sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats along with interventional ablation, robotic and digital solutions. At Ethicon, our goal is better outcomes for everyone, everywhere.

This individual will be responsible for leading one or more clinical trials within the R&D Clinical Operations group, as well as fostering strong, productive relationships with colleagues across the organisation. Serves as the trial leader for clinical study execution.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a Senior Clinical Trial Leader within the R&D Clinical Operations group to execute company sponsored clinical trials for the Ethicon Medical Device Franchise 
  • Manages all operational activities of assigned clinical studies within the R&D Clinical Operations group  
  • Serves as a member of the clinical trial/study core team, and serves as the liaison with R&D Clinical Franchise and R&D Clinical Biometrics for assigned clinical trials 
  • Provides internal communication of important clinical data and events. Functions as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, up-to-date project knowledge as requested by key stakeholders 
  • Is accountable for quality, compliance with regulations and company procedures, timelines, and budgets for assigned clinical trials
  • Solves problems with support from Clinical Management arising during clinical study execution, and will seek guidance for more complex problems, as needed 
  • Supports the development/implementation of new clinical systems/processes, and provides support for cross sector clinical operations initiatives, as needed 
  • Interfaces and collaborate with site personnel, IRBs/ECs, Competent Authorities/MoH, contractors/vendors, and company personnel 
  • Ensures efficient use of resources within the clinical study/program to provide high quality deliverables
  • Provides direction to and oversight of Clinical Research Associates/Site Monitors, as it relates to clinical trial conduct
  • May provide direct oversight of CRO(s) or other vendors as needed for assigned clinical trials
  • May serve as the primary contact for clinical trial sites 
  • May review and provide feedback on clinical operation section of protocols 
  • May be involved in other tasks to support R&D Clinical Operations and R&D Clinical Franchise as needed 
  • Ensures that all Human Resource related activities, and decisions embody the Johnson & Johnson Credo Values




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, preferably in Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy).

 Experience and Skills:Required: 

  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical research experience acquired in medical device or pharmaceutical industry, CRO or investigational site.
  • Previous experience in clinical trial management or equivalent
  • Understanding and application of Good Clinical Practices



  • Relevant industry certifications (i.e., CCRA, RAC, CDE).
  • Clinical/medical background 
  • Medical device experience 


In Return:

In return for this role you will receive a very competitive hourly rate. A minimum 12 month contract & an opportunity to work with a Global Leader within the Pharmaceutical sector, Johnson & Johnson. 


Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • PLEASE NOTE: this role will be starting in January 2023
  • 12 months initially
  • Remote working, some travelling required (3-4 times a year to meetings)
  • 37 hours per week
  • £24 - £28 per hour (some flexibility allowed)
  • This role is Inside IR35. The pay rate for this role will depend on how you are paid (PAYE or Umbrella options).
  • We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.
  • We do not accept applications via email.


If you are interested in this role please apply now! Make sure you fill out your application in full, your personal CV will be used for the recruiter’s reference only, they are not sent to Hiring Managers. Ensure all relevant information is included in your application! 

Thank you very much and we look forward to receiving your application. 

If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: 


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences.

That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.


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