National Cancer Centre of Singapore Pte Ltd

Assistant / Project Manager (Asian Thoracic Oncology Research Group)

Job Category:  Research
Posting Date:  21 May 2023

Asian Thoracic Oncology Research Group (ATORG) is the coordinating platform for translational research in Asia. Its mission is to advance medical knowledge of lung cancer and improve health outcomes of patients through clinical studies and scientific events. ATORG operates under the Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences (CTE) division in National Cancer Centre Singapore.  

This role will mainly manage ATORG multi-country interventional and/or non-interventional clinical studies from start-up to close-out, ensuring their smooth operation. The role is required to liaise with industry partners, vendors and sites in the region to set up, maintain and close these investigator-initiated studies, in compliance with GCP, institutional and regulatory requirements.

This role may also be required to build network relationships and work on implementing innovation/ technology to boost research capabilities in Asia.

Main Duties:
1. Manage Clinical Studies

  • Accountable for interventional and/or non-interventional study management from start-up to close-out
  • Monitor study progress and ensure studies operate within budget and timeline, in accordance with GCP and regulations
  • Assist PI in budgeting and obtaining funding from industry partners and/or local grants, including contracting and grant application
  • Manage timely funding and payment throughout study duration 
  • Draft and/or review study documents
  • Liaise with vendors for outsourced activities/services (such as biological samples testing and data management), including contracting, setting up processes and issue resolution
  • Work closely with sites as the main point of contact for activities not limited to issue resolution, budget negotiation, contract execution, biological samples and data collection, clinical supplies (drug and lab kits), data cleaning and publication
  • Anticipate risks and take action to mitigate/avoid them, where applicable

2. Other tasks

  • Assist in any other work as assigned, which may include writing research project management SOPs. 


  • Degree in life sciences with at least 4 years of clinical research experience, including 1 year of clinical project management experience
  • CRA experience will be an advantage
  • Meticulous with close attention to timelines
  • Able to handle multiple priorities independently
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed team player
  • Able to assess situations independently and recommend solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint