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The typical day of a Project Manager

Over the past few years, it has been a pleasure to see our first graduate recruits grow into outstanding Project Managers who are valued and trusted by our clients all over the world. It is incredible how they have matured and grown.

Our days here at Global Perspectives are incredibly varied. However, there are some elements that most days have in common. Our days here involve:

  • Designing strategies to communicate with specific patient groups across a number of countries and advising our clients on the best strategies
  • Talking to our Local Experts in each country to train them on a particular project, to catch-up on progress or to help them solve any issues that come up
  • Brainstorming ways in which to overcome issues or to improve an aspect of any given project
  • Client progress calls, sharing information about project methodology and protocol, understanding ethics and protocol requirements for different countries, working out how to improve what we do so that our clients can achieve the objectives of their study

From our experience, we have seen that the people who do well as a Project Manager, share the following characteristics:

  • Excited about working with people around the world on a daily basis
  • Enjoys new situations and preparing for them as much as possible
  • Wants responsibility and to progress their own career according to how they contribute to the team
  • Believes in the ability of other people, and trusts in their own ability to get the best out of them
  • A critical thinker who can form opinions based on the available information to help take a decision
  • Speaks excellent English. We use this language to communicate 90% of the time

Take our quiz to see if you would enjoy working at Global Perspectives!

A Project Manager at Global Perspectives can expect to work in a dynamic and learning-enabled environment, receive an industry-leading salary and progress at a pace that suits them. Our tailored performance review scheme allows PMs to set their own objectives and request to work in areas that interest them. The performance review ensures that individual, team and business goals align.

 

 

 

Community Manager

We are looking for a recent graduate to become our Community Manager at Global Perspectives™ for our international market research projects.

The role will involve working with our Project Management Teams in our Oviedo office to identify and contact sources of patients around the world. The Community Manager will draw up a communication plan for each project and contact patients and patient support organizations initially via social media and email, and subsequently over the telephone in order to secure their participation in the market research study.

The Community Manager will also have responsibility for the Global Perspectives™ Facebook page and patient facing website.

A fluent level of English is required for this role as you will be talking to patients, patient support associations and clients from all around the world in English every day.

We offer an initial 6 month internship position. If all goes well, we will turn this into a permanent position.

Please send your CV and covering letter to ana@global-perspectives.eu to be considered for this position.

Recruitment of neurologists across 16 countries

We recruited neurologists specialising in Alzheimers Disease across 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North and Latin America.

The neurologists needed to be bilingual in English and the local language.

The clinicians reviewed a series of documents meant for Alzheimers patients by reviewing the translation and adding their local expertise.

The whole project took less than 1 month to coordinate and complete.

Cognitive debriefing of PRO instruments

We regularly test translated PRO instruments (questionnaires, diaries, symptom score cards etc.) in local markets to ensure that patients understand the translation in the way that the source language originally desired.

We regularly test instructions aimed at helping e.g. asthma patients using an inhaler. We show computer screenshots or “live” images to do realistic tests.

We also test scripts for telephone based interactive voice response (IVR) systems. Recently we tested prompts aimed at measuring suicide risk by playing audio files to the interviewee before asking them a series of cognitive debriefing questions.

We recently recruited and interviewed Tuburcolosis patients in 20 different languages to linguistically validate a questionnaire to be used in large international clinical trail. Due to the contagious nature of the condition, this project demanded skillful interviewing and project management.