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Clinical Project Manager

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 20, 2021.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That’s why we’re committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people’s health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Sylmar, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Clinical Project Manager.


  • Will be required to manage at least one primary project; Depending on scope and phase of project, may support multiple projects.

  • Provide project management expertise throughout the development and implementation of clinical studies.

  • Interact with various study support groups and the business unit in order to assist in clinical strategy, the development of study plans, and project deliverables.

  • Also assigned to other non-trial related activities such as process and procedure teams.  

  • May support and mentor junior-level project managers.       

  • Facilitate communication between R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Sales and Marketing, Training, Senior Management and investigational sites by conducting team meetings, drafting and sending routine correspondence (e.g., newsletters) and by presenting regular updates to management staff. 

  • Facilitate site selection process by conducting meetings with appropriate departments and individuals to review and revise draft site list as necessary, and by communicating the final site list to team members.  

  • Manage clinical study timelines, budget by utilizing the appropriate project management tools, selecting providers, managing vendor contracts and ensuring expenditures are within budgetary guidelines.   

  • Identify resource needs and elevates/resolves resource constraints with mgmt.

  • Facilitate regulatory submissions and communications by communicating with Regulatory Affairs during the submission process.   

  • Facilitate the development of clinical strategy and trial design by conducting meetings with the appropriate departments and individuals to obtain feedback/direction.

  • Provide input to protocol design, case report form design, data management plan, monitoring plan.

  • Organize Steering Committee meetings and communication; Coordinate investigator and research coordinator meetings.

  • Oversee compliance to study requirements; Reviews compliance to protocol and elevates critical protocol deviations

  • Work with Study Team to coordinate activities for all milestones; database locks, annual reports, presentation and publications

  • Provide study-specific training to internal team members and site personnel.

Required competencies :

  • Exercise authority and judgment to determine appropriate action.

  • Demonstrate diplomacy and respect for others.  Act as a buffer for the team, providing focus and appropriate prioritization.  Facilitate decision making.

  • Demonstrate ability to influence others to achieve positive results and collaboration.

  • Excellent knowledge of ISO and local regulations and required for clinical trials.  Proven record of compliance with, and enforcement of, regulations in clinical trials.

  • Set quality and compliance goals for the trial and monitors/manages compliance as part of clinical project management. 

  • Develop additional project management tools to improve clinical trial performance.



  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2 years clinical project management experience


  • Bachelors degree in health sciences field

  • Cardiovascular experience

  • Financial planning experience

  • Medical device experience


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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