Start-Up Team Manager

Job description

Job description


Kfar Saba, Israel

Job category

Clinical Development


Are you ready to lead and manage a Start-Up team? Do you have experience in executing clinical trials and ensuring compliance with regulations? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Start-Up Team Manager at Novo Nordisk Israel. Read on to learn more and apply today for a life-changing career.


The Position

As a Start-Up Team Manager, you will execute the Start-Up team activities in clinical trials performed in Israel, ensure compliance with local regulations, ICH-GCP, Novo Nordisk procedures and protocol requirements.

In addition, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the Start-Up team, set and monitor performance targets and KPIs for the team and functional area in close cooperation with Israel’s Clinical Development Center (CDC) Director and with the Therapeutic Area (TA) Heads.
  • Ensure preparation and submission of local Clinical Trial Application to Health Authorities and Ethics Committees (ECs) to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals within defined timelines.
  • Deliver reliable, high-quality data and ensure study participants’ protection to activate sites prior to FPFV (First Patient First Visit) in the country.
  • Manage the lifecycle of clinical trial agreements/contracts, including sub-contractors, across trials.
  • Execute regulatory submissions of Clinical Trial Applications (CTA) and ongoing submissions and obtaining approvals.



To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • B.Sc. in Life Science, Pharmacy/nursing qualification or equivalent, M.Sc. in Life Science would be an advantage.
  • Basic GCP qualification.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Start-Up Team member.
  • At least 2 years of direct people management-Preferred.  
  • Conceptual and strategic approach to the clinical organization development with strategic insight to trial Start-Up and supporting processes in the clinical trial conduct.
  • Strong track record in clinical trial execution in multifunctional team at country level, including clinical quality (audits and inspections) and training.
  • Strong leadership and management skills to build and manage the start-up team.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work closely with the CDC Director and with the TA Heads and CQTM.
  • Experience in executing regulatory submissions of Clinical Trial Applications (CTA) and obtaining approvals.
  • Fluency in Hebrew and English.


About the Department

Our team is focused on executing clinical trials and ensuring compliance with regulations to deliver reliable, high-quality data and protect study participants. We work closely with the CDC Director and other TA Heads to set and monitor performance targets and KPIs.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



For further information please apply your CV via the online recruitment system.

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.