Project Management Job Profile

At PPD, our project managers (PMs) are recognized as some of the best in the industry. We employ project managers at our office locations around the world and have home-based positions for those with the right experience. Some travel is required. Our salaries are highly competitive, and our career progression opportunities are outstanding.

A career at PPD provides many advantages for project managers:

  • Comprehensive training program before assignments

  • Ongoing therapeutic, departmental and industry-specific training sessions

  • A therapeutically focused project management group

  • Outstanding career progression and development opportunities

  • A supportive and collaborative corporate culture and environment

Challenging Responsibilities

Based on contract requirements, project managers are charged with oversight of all relevant functional areas involved in delivering PPD's services. Assigned projects may be global, regional or national, and project managers may oversee multiple studies.

Project managers' main responsibilities include:

  • Overall coordination and management of clinical trials from startup to closeout

  • Direction of the technical, protocol-specific and operational aspects of assigned trials

  • Collaboration with major functional areas to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project, interpret data, make good business decisions and ensure the implementation of timely solutions

  • Accountability for ensuring all project deliverables meet customers' expectations as well as PPD's standards

  • Accurate forecasts

Variety of Career Opportunities

If you have experience in managing or leading a team in clinical development, we want to hear from you. Each qualified candidate has a bachelor's degree in life sciences or a certification in a related field, such as nursing. Our project managers are therapeutically aligned across six areas: cardiovascular and critical care; central nervous system; endocrinology, metabolic, women's health and immunology; general medicine; hematology and oncology; and infectious diseases.

Career opportunities include the following positions:

  • Project manager

  • Senior project manager

  • Associate director/director, project management

  • Potential opportunities within clinical management

Explore Our Open Positions

If you want to experience a challenging, fast-paced and vibrant work environment, explore our open positions.