Clinical Research Manager (CRA Team Manager) - Hybrid Work

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Roma, Lazio, IT


The Italian affiliate of Novo Nordisk, based in Rome, is hiring a Clinical Research Manager (CRA Team Manager).

Do you want to join one of the leading companies of the pharma sector? Do you want to build your career and contribute to the growth and development of the company? We're on the lookout for a knowledgeable, proactive, dedicated people manager to lead and succeed a dedicated team of Clinical Research Associates. You will join our Clinical Operations Team and you will work in a hybrid work mode, being preferably domiciled in Rome or nearby locations.


If it sounds interesting to you, we have the right job for you!


The Position

This position reports to the Head of Clinical Operations in Italy. As a people manager in Clinical Operations, you will play a key role in developing talented CRAs (Clinical Research Associates) and ensuring an efficient allocation of resources to trial and sites.

Our ambition is to create a climate where team are engaged and motivated to drive optimal performance and achieve our clinical trial goals.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead & manage a team of CRAs (recruitment, onboarding, performance management, development, feedback & coaching, co-visits at sites, role modelling on company culture, mission & vision).
  • Engage key customers by building and maintaining partnership with KOLs, represent Novo Nordisk externally (i.e., Investigators’ Meetings, congresses, etc) and contribute to making Novo Nordisk the preferred partner in clinical trials.
  • Support the execution of trial feasibility and the allocation of a clinical trial in the country
  • Able to cooperate, interact and negotiate at international level with representatives of Clinical Development Centre, International Trial Managers, other HQ representatives.



To be eligible for this role, you need to hold a life sciences degree and to have bold experience within Clinical Research (minimum 6 years) and People Management (minimum 2 years).




  • You are Fluent in both Italian and English.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as CRA in monitoring clinical trials with excellent knowledge of clinical trial methodology
  • Demonstrated personal leadership competencies (flexibility, drive ambitious results, collaborate with stakeholders, maintain patient focus), skills towards People Management & Cross Functional Cooperation.
  • Excellent planning & organization, good communication skills and relationship management.
  • Risk based quality management approach, business ethics and company values.
  • Experience in team management /supervision is required


About the Department

You will work in our Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk, that is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies, to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your motivation letter, CV and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.