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PHASTAR is a multiple award-winning, top 10, data focused CRO specialising in providing statistics, programming, data management and data science. With offices across the US, UK, Japan, Kenya, Australia and Germany, PHASTAR is a global CRO that is continuing to grow. In 2019, PHASTAR won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, following our impressive growth from a one-person operation to a global CRO within a decade.



Biometrics Director

in China, Shanghai - 中国上海
Start date: As soon as possible
Role and responsibilities

Due to continued global growth we are now hiring an experienced Biometrics Director to help with our expansion into China. We plan an initial office in China with subsequent regional offices added in the next few years. You will take responsibility for the Chinese based team, helping to grow the team and ensure the company’s success in China.

  • To input into all Chinese business strategies – business development, plans and processes for delivery of clinical trial projects, staff development, recruitment and other areas related to business growth
  • Assist in setting up our new Shanghai office and support with the recruitment of senior technical personnel in the company e.g. interviewing and selection
  • Line management of a number of senior technical staff, including creation of individual development and growth plans
  • To direct and manage a number of projects to ensure that deliverables are met, ultimately delivering clinical trial projects to agreed timelines with optimal quality
  • Join the PHASTAR management team, to develop and grow the business
  • Liaise with Chinese customer management and senior technical staff
  • To plan, monitor and report on local resource usage, to ensure projects are delivered to agreed budgets
  • Responsibility for delivery to customer requirements by ensuring projects have adequate resources, guiding project leads and leading by example (prepared to get involved in the design, analysis and reporting of clinical trials where necessary)
  • To help with business development activities, such as client meetings, bids and proposals
  • To plan new projects by estimating resources required
  • To further develop resourcing and financing models for clinical trial reporting projects
  • Inputting and advising on efficient systems and processes, such as SOP development
  • Responsibility for overall project deliveries, including clinical trial reports and other regulatory submission deliverables
  • Project management responsibilities, including allocating staff, predicting and planning resources
  • Responsible for ensuring project teams meet the highest quality standards
  • Maintaining a positive and engaging client relationship with regards to statistical and/or programming issues
  • To represent the company at external industry events
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent within a relevant discipline
  • Experience in a leadership position, responsible for a Chinese based biometrics team (statistics, programming and/or data management) in a CRO
  • Significant experience of line management and ability to allocate and plan resources
  • Excellent English and Chinese language written and verbal communication skills



This is a unique opportunity to join a company where hard work and fun coincide! We offer structured training and development plans, a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, all within a relaxed and friendly working environment where fun is encouraged, and renowned social events are organised throughout the year.


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