Sunday, May 12, 2013

The ECFS CTN is seeking to employ a half-time Quality Manager.  Deadline for applications has been extended to 5 June 2013

Clinical Trials Network - Quality Manager

The European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) provides an international forum on all aspects of cystic fibrosis (CF) and champions the best possible care for people with CF. The ECFS also promotes high quality research and in 2008 set up the Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN). The aim of the ECFS-CTN is to intensify clinical research in the area of CF and to bring new medicines to the patients as quickly as possible. It is composed of 30 large and experienced CF centers across 11 European countries.  Further information is available at

After 4 years of existence, the ECFS-CTN is seeking a half-time Quality Manager to organize, manage and control a quality management system to assess clinical research metrics within the Network. Applications may only be submitted from European countries.

Expert communication

  • The Quality Manager will have contact with different hospitals in different European countries. He/She will write reports and communicate the content of such reports to both the sites participating in the ECFS-CTN, and to the Executive Committee.  


  • Develop and implement a quality management system to monitor site-participation and site-performance in clinical trials. Knowledge will be required of the diversity of regulations and processes of different European countries.
  • Assess areas for improvement and collaborate with sites on ways to address these issues. 


  • The Quality Manager will report to the Director of the ECFS-CTN, and the Executive Committee as required.
  • He/She will work closely with the ECFS-CTN coordinating personnel located in Belgium and the United Kingdom.
  • He/She will attend the ECFS-CTN meetings held twice a year which are organized in different European countries and other meetings as required.

Ethical/Legal management/Quality assurance and control

  • Get acquainted with the different European Institutional Review Boards / Research Ethics Committees, European legislation about research in humans
  • Acquire knowledge of European Clinical Trials directives
  • Good knowledge of Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Committed to quality and standardization
- University degree or equivalent training
- Fluent in English (written and oral)
- Easy communicator, tactful, and interested in international networking
- Training and experience in Good Clinical Practice, and awareness of the importance of sensitive data
- Experience in assessing quality
- Experience in the health care arena and medical research
- Positive problem solving attitude and team worker.
- Management and organisational skills with ability to work independently
- Good computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Management programmes 
- Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and of ethical issues involving research in adults and children
- Willingness to attend job related meetings and courses
- A challenging job in a stimulating environment
- A job that makes a difference
- A job with an international flavour
Please send curriculum vitae and cover letter, no later than 5 June 2013, to: 
European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Christine Dubois
Kastanieparken 7
DK-7470 Karup, Denmark

Job Announcement in pdf - here