An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Clinical Operations Manager to join tranScrip; a rapidly expanding contract drug development company based near Reading.


The role will consist of Project management and/or leadership of various client projects spanning across development and life-cycle activities for biopharmaceutical products. It may include clinical trial management and/or medical writing activities.


tranScrip is a friendly and professional company based in a busy business park, offering excellent benefits including competitive salary, pension scheme, private healthcare and training/development opportunities. 

  • Office-based or home-based depending on the candidate. If home-based, the candidate must be able to work from the Reading office as requested (e.g., for client meetings, training, company meetings).
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Generous salary

The Senior Project/Clinical Operations Manager is a senior member of the project management team and is responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with the Project Director to ensure clients expectations are met/exceeded for each client project.
  • Project planning and initiation: risk assessment, communication plans, RACI, project schedule, planned budget.
  • Ongoing project management: schedule and budget management; risk, issue and change management; coordinating client and internal project meetings; internal and external team communications; management of action and decision logs.
  • Project close out: project assessment and recommended outcomes (e.g., process improvement).
  • Maintains project management documentation and performs other duties as described in tranScrip’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), Work Instructions (WI’s) and Internal Procedures (IPs).
  • Multiple projects may be managed in parallel. Involvement will be varied depending on the complexity of the project.
  • As a senior member of the team will provide leadership of the project team where required and is able to work autonomously.
  • Business development activities/lead identification.
  • Supports client pitches and scoping calls.
  • Supports client proposal development.
  • Manages project budget and ensures accuracy of client invoices.
  • Expected to identify initiatives, efficiencies, areas requiring improvement and may contribute such projects. Particularly in the clinical operations area.
  • Provide mentorship to junior team members.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience as Project, Program or Product Manager in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, ideally with experience in a CRO environment.
  • Proven ability to manage clinical trials, from start-up to CSR, in multiple therapy areas and phases and including vendor selection and oversight (including CROs).
  • Proven ability to proactively identify and manage project risk with a focus on data quality and integrity.
  • Thorough working knowledge of ICH-GCP, GxP and other applicable regulations.
  • Life science degree (BSc)
  • Excellent analytical/strategic skills.
  • Flexible and willing to adapt, in a fast-changing environment.
  • Pro-active, excellent time management, project management & planning skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team-working capabilities. Able to build relationship across, up and down the organisation and externally.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Medical writing experience or a willingness to develop writing capabilities.
  • Experience of regulatory activities such as scientific advice, IND development, NDA submissions etc.
  • Line management experience. 
  • Higher degree (e.g., MSc, PhD).
  • Excellent level of IT literacy (Microsoft Office suite including MS Project).
  • Able to travel, if needed.

You can apply directly online or by sending your CV with a short cover letter to

We are unable to accept VISA applications for this role and all applicants for this job must be legally entitled to work in the UK.
We have a rigorous assessment procedure in place to ensure applications are on target.