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Principal Investigator


This is a Contract position in Berkeley Heights, NJ posted February 10, 2020.

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services.

Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity.

With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring the quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride, and innovation into everything we do.

We encourage new ideas.

We welcome people who challenge the way we do things.

And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

The Principal Investigator, SGS Harrison Research Laboratories CRS oversees the clinical research of consumer products involving healthy paid volunteers.

Develops research studies and creates standards and guidelines for clinical research services and programs.

Ensures adherence to standard operating procedures, good clinical practice, and FDA / Governmental / International regulations.

Manages staff directly and through subordinate managers, has full authority for personnel actions.

Primary Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Oversees the clinical research of consumer products involving healthy paid volunteers and in vitro tests.

Writes protocols, collects and reviews data, prepares progress reports, analyze results, writes summaries and conclusions and issue reports.

Develops, maintains and reviews Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Ensures that study personnel has access to SOPs and that SOPs are followed.

Conducts and/or supervises studies in accordance with the protocol and SOP’s.

Protects the rights, safety, and welfare of subjects.

Interfaces with the Sponsor, staff, contractors, professional societies, Institutional / Investigational Review Board (IRB), subjects, government agents/agencies, and other business units.

Obtains appropriate information, documentation, and signatures.

Notifies the Sponsor and / or IRB of any changes to or deviations from the protocol and document changes and deviations.

Delegates duties, as appropriate.

Ensures that all individuals working on the study have the necessary credentials, are adequately trained, understand their obligations and are properly supervised.

Provide a sufficient number of trained staff members to be assigned to each study.

Maintains training records of staff members.

Ensures that the Informed Consent (IC) is clear and accurate so that subjects can understand the IC.

Provide the opportunity for subjects to ask questions about the IC.

Ensures that subjects have signed the IC.

Maintains appropriate accurate and complete records of test materials, including the amount received, amount dispensed and disposition, both current and historical.

Assures confidentiality of records.

Maintains a safe and hygienic facility.

Handles any unanticipated occurrences on a case-by-case basis.

Notifies the Sponsor and the IRB about Adverse Events (AEs), Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and Adverse Reactions (ARs).

Follows events and reactions to resolution.

Maintains Quality Assurance (QA).

Ensures that QA Department is fulfilling all job duties.

Provides reasonable medical care for any medical problems that are related to the research.

Provides general direction, motivates and manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.

Has full supervisory responsibility of direct and indirect reports (hiring: interviewing, selection; planning work, scheduling, performance evaluations, performance management, and termination) Instructs employees on the confidentiality aspects of analytical reports and information, and perform periodic reviews.

Ensures that there is sufficient equipment to complete tests and that equipment is calibrated and functioning properly.

Maintains accurate and complete records.

Possesses knowledge and complies with applicable FDA / Governmental / International regulations.

Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Required Skills & Competencies: Must possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or similar post-graduate degree in Science, Medicine, or Engineering 7 years of experience in a related field.

5 years of managerial experience.

Dermatology background, sunscreen and cosmetic testing experience a plus 10 years of experience in a related field preferred.

Language Skills: English – Advanced level required Mathematical Skills: Intermediate at a minimum.

Advanced level preferred Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Advanced level required Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) – Intermediate user proficiency required Ability to maintain confidentiality Effective communication, written and verbal skills Strong attention to detail Well organized with a sense of responsibility for project and time management Strong leadership skills Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Strong ability to balance multiple priorities and produce results Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) Travels up to 5% of time