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Sunrise Systems Inc

US-MN, Senior Regional Site Manager SeniorRegionalSiteManager_MN-MZ


Job Title: Senior Regional Site Manager

Location - Minneapolis Minnesota with some nearby states included (ND, SD, WI, IA).

Duration - 1 year

Type - Contract W2 Only

Rates - Hourly Depends on Experience


Seeking experienced CRA (at least three years' recent) who resides in Minneapolis area for a contract position within clients Global Site Management Operations. Therapeutic areas: CNS and GI. Would be assigned 11-18 sites total in ? 7 related protocols. Travel is regional, primarily Minnesota with some nearby states included (ND, SD, WI, IA). Experience with Risk Based Monitoring is a plus. Should be organized, proactive, and a critical thinker with excellent oral and written communication skills.


The Senior Regional Site Manager (Senior RSM) is responsible for overseeing the conduct of clinical trials at investigative sites to ensure the quality and integrity of data and to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are protected. The Senior RSM conducts all monitoring visits in accordance with clients standards. The Senior RSM exercises responsibility across multiple projects and therapeutic areas. The Senior RSM interfaces with clinical investigators, other site staff and clients  personnel in order to carry out this responsibility. The Senior RSM is completely accountable for site management and data quality for each assigned site. In addition, the Senior RSM may hold other assignments, such as Lead Site Manager, Global Site Management Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME), Contract Research Organization (CRO) Oversight Representative, or any other project assigned by Global Site Management Operations management.

The Senior Regional Site Manager is a regional home based position.


1. Conduct the following monitoring visits according to applicable clients SOPs, Working Documents, GCP/ICH guidelines, Protocol Specific Monitoring Plans, and departmental timelines as follows:

• Site Qualification Visits (SQVs)

• Site Initiation Visits (SIVs)

• Interim Monitoring Visits (IMVs)

• Remote Monitoring Visits (RMVs)

• Close-out Visits (COVs)

2. Manage all site activities for assigned sites including:

• Partnering with sites to ensure recruitment goals are met.

• Assisting sites with operational needs (e.g. vendor activities, site payment).

• Primary contact for all issues that arise with sites.

3. Communicate site status and monitoring activities, as follows:

• Submit monitoring visit reports (MVRs) for all monitoring visits conducted.

• Send follow-up letter to Principal Investigator summarizing visit conduct and all action items.

• Contact the Regional Operations Manager (ROM) and Project Lead (PL) regarding significant site conduct issues.

• Complete GXP Compliance audit responses in conjunction with ROM and PL.

4. Meet all departmental timelines and deliverables for the following activities:

• Submission of MVRs in CTMS.

• Submission of MVRs to the TMF (if applicable).

• Retrieval of all paper case report forms (if applicable).

Perform monitoring visits per window specified in monitoring plan

• Maintenance of calendar.

• Submission of weekly time and expense reports.

5. Attend and participate in all relevant meetings, as follows:

• Annual Global Site Management Operations meeting

• Regional Global Site Management Operations meetings, as scheduled.

• Investigator Meetings for all assigned studies.

• Regional Site Manager teleconferences for all assigned studies.

• Regular regional teleconferences.

In addition to the primary responsibilities of site monitoring, the Senior Regional Site Manager may also hold specialized roles in one or more of the following areas:

6. As a Lead Site Manager:

• Review and provide input to protocols and Case Report Forms.

• Act as primary author for Protocol-Specific Monitoring Plan.

• Present monitoring plan and monitoring expectations at the Investigators meeting.

• Maintain SharePoint and/or Global Site Management Operations portal with study-specific information.

7. As a Global Site Management Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME):

• Present at regional and annual meetings for Global Site Management Operations.

• Present components of Global Site Management Operations Orientation to newly hired Global Site Management Operations personnel.

• Assist in development and maintenance of the Global Site Management Operations Orientation program.

8. As an Oversight Representative on clients projects managed by CROs:

• Participate in regular meetings between client and the CRO Conduct Monitoring Oversight Visits to clinical research sites.

• Review and provide input to protocols, Case Report Forms, and monitoring plans.

• Review Monitoring Visit Reports and provide feedback.


The Senior RSM is also responsible for any other projects assigned by Global Site Management Operations management.



Allied Health Professions degree (PA, RN, RPh), relevant clinical experience or four-year life science degree.


Minimum 5 years monitoring experience in a pharmaceutical or medical device company or clinical research organization (5 years preferred)

Experience working in more than one therapeutic area

Familiar with Electronic Data Capture preferred

Experience with Risk Based Monitoring preferred



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong knowledge, understanding, and application of monitoring SOPs and Good Clinical Practice

Good working knowledge of the drug development process

Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,

Must possess excellent skill/ability in the following:

Written and Oral Communication

Planning and Organizing

Promoting Innovation

Decision Making, Judgment, and Problem Solving

People Relationships, Influencing Others, Motivating Others, Team Building

Initiative and Accountability

Possessing management skill/ability in the following is a plus:

Maintaining activities and Coordinating activities

Training new team members

Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of professional and medical personnel

Strong ability to work independently toward completion of assignments

Skilled at teaching and training others

While performing the duties of this role, the candidate:

Must work effectively and efficiently in a home-based office environment

Will maintain a fully functional home office (high speed internet connection, office phone, copier, etc.)

May potentially travel overnight an average of 50%

May be required to lift more than 25 pounds, in association with travel requirements.

Must maintain a credit limit that would support routine business travel expenses.

Shafik Virani

Sunrise Systems Inc

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