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Clinical Research Manager

About the role

Amber Implants, a forward-thinking medical device start-up in the field of orthopedics and spine, is looking for an experienced individual to join our team as a Clinical Research Manager. This vital role will be focussed on all activities related to our clinical trials including the development, implementation, and execution of clinical research strategies for a class III orthopedic implant.


  • Develop and implement comprehensive clinical research strategies in alignment with company goals and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the planning, initiation, and execution of clinical trials according to the clinical research strategies, ensuring adherence to study protocols and timelines.
  • Collaborate with medical professionals and internal teams to design and develop study protocols for spine-related clinical trials, considering the unique challenges and opportunities in the spine sector.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project objectives, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Manage relationships with clinical research organizations (CROs), investigators, and study sites to facilitate successful trial execution.
  • Ensure compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines, and relevant regulatory standards.
  • Prepare and submit regulatory documents for the FDA or European authorities
  • Collaborate with the Medical Affairs team to provide medical and scientific expertise for clinical trial design and implementation.
  • Supervise and mentor clinical research staff, guiding study conduct, monitoring, and data management.
  • Control and oversee data collection and management processes, collaborating with data management teams to ensure the accuracy and integrity of spine trial data.
  • Evaluate and select external vendors, negotiate contracts, and manage budgets for clinical trial activities.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, regulatory developments, and advancements in clinical research methodologies.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with internal stakeholders, including regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and marketing teams.
  • Collaborate with R&D, engineering, and marketing teams to integrate clinical insights into product development, ensuring that spine devices meet both clinical and market needs.

You have

  • MD, MSc, or PhD degree in biomedical science, biomechanics, medicine, or other relevant scientific disciplines.
  • Expert knowledge of spine and orthopedic field, pathology, and surgical procedures.
  • Proven experience (minimum 5 years) in clinical research management within the medical device industry, preferably with a focus on orthopedic spine devices.
  • Extensive experience in designing and conducting clinical trials.
  • Experience in preparing regulatory submissions for orthopedic spine devices and familiarity with the cultural and regulatory differences across European countries.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for clinical trials in Europe, including familiarity with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) guidelines.
  • Experience in managing multi-site and multinational clinical trials.
  • Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders, including investigators, site coordinators, and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead and coordinate multifunctional teams.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and other relevant guidelines and a strong commitment to ethical standards in clinical research.
  • Familiarity with electronic data capture (EDC) systems and clinical trial management software.
  • Effective communication skills to ensure a clear understanding of trial objectives and requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Well-established professional network within the clinical research community.

About the company

Amber Implants is a fast-growing clinical-stage medical device start-up operating in the orthopedics and trauma field. We have created a novel spinal implant (VCFix Spinal System) for treating traumatic vertebral fractures in a minimally invasive approach. We have completed all preclinical testing of this product and started in-human clinical trials.  Amber Implants has a flat organizational structure composed of a young, ambitious, and rapidly expanding team, located in WTC, the Hague, with a modern atmosphere and an informal culture.

We are a company that recognizes your efforts, listens to your suggestions, gives you feedback to improve, and congratulates you on your achievements, making it a pleasant work environment. The vacancy is for a full-time position (36-40 hours per week). We are flexible in our work times, but it is preferred to be at the office when working.

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