Our Clinical Development Department is responsible for designing, running and overseeing the conduct of clinical studies.
Our principal objective is to ensure that our clinical studies are the highest possible quality, that the results are scientifically valid and most importantly, respect the rights and safety of the patients. Much of our work is outsourced to specialist research companies known as Contract Research Organisations (CROs) and an important component of our work is to oversee and project manage the CROs’ activities.
We employ Senior Managers, Project Managers (PM), Clinical Research Scientists (CRS), (commonly known as Clinical Research Associates or Study Monitors across the CRO/pharmaceutical industry), Clinical Trials Administrators (CTA), and Medical Writers. The natural career path is from CTA to CRS to a PM however the speed at which this happens would be dependent on the individual, their skills and experience and the internal opportunities available.
These roles interact with other internal departments typically found within a pharmaceutical company and also work closely with their CRO counterparts for each study. We work on behalf of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation and also work closely with them to ensure we conduct the studies within the agreed strategy and Clinical Development Plan.
Typically our roles require a minimum qualification of a BSc in Life sciences or equivalent and relevant experience within that role. Strong attention to detail, awareness of budgets and timelines are also key attributes. Above all, excellent knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is essential.
We also employ Doctors as Medical Science Physicians. They work closely with internal departments and the CRO to plan and design Clinical Study programmes, and studies with optimal scientific and medical content. As “Study Responsible Physicians” they also ensure the delivery of high quality data from individual clinical studies.
Working on projects in a smaller company, empowers me to learn and ultimately manage every aspect of the project.
I’ve worked for four different Japanese Pharma companies and working for MTPE is definitely the best as you are asked to ‘make it happen’.
Extra working time taken as 1/2 day flexi off is very valuable and gives me the flexibility we all need.
Even from the first interview, it was clear that MTPE encourages the continuation of professional development, education and revalidation activities – Pharmaceutical Physician Trainee ST5.
The company takes a scientific and evidence driven approach to drug development – this is a major attraction for me.
It’s fabulous to be able to combine working in a global pharmaceutical company in the heart of a city, furthermore, in the City of London. There are not many chances to do this!
I used to drive 1 hour each way to my previous office via the M4 and M25. However, having the MTPE office in the city makes my commute a lot easier and allows for a healthier lifestyle.
Good, competitive salary and benefits package.
I have not previously worked within a Japanese pharmaceutical company and I really enjoy it.
As a Pharmaceutical Physician in training with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, MTPE offers an ideal environment for any physician regardless of training stage. There is ample opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects which provides significant scope for accomplishing the required learning outcomes while providing a broad breadth of experience.
You will be given a breadth and vision of what is expected of you and encouraged to utilise your expertise to the full.
The responsibility and broad range of roles available for the small sized growing companies has enhanced my capability and ability as a business person.
Excellent office location, close to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfield Market if you want to get a ‘taste’ of east London or just enjoy east end culture.
Certainly the job is exciting, but it is the wide role and open-remit of the job that is the invigorating element.
Flexitime means suddenly 10 or more minutes later does not matter that much, and if your tube or train refuses to cooperate with your travel, you are still on time in the office.
Being a mid-sized set-up within Europe, my first experience within Pharma has allowed me to use all my strengths as a Project Manager and Manager, whilst getting involved in the early stages of Drug Development. This is a unique opportunity which I am very lucky to have had thanks to MTPE.
I’m impressed by the full suite of employee benefits, you hopefully won’t ever have to use them all but at least they are there in case you do.
MTPE’s approach to resolving challenges is different to that of all other of the nine Pharmaceutical companies I’ve worked at.
Although MTPE’s business size is still small in Europe, it has great potential to grow as a subsidiary of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Japan which is also a major affiliate of one of the world’s biggest chemical companies. This motivates me to work here in MTPE.
I have now been at MTPE for almost 5 years after working internationally – The attractions are for me : its small size and the opportunity to be involved in local project teams including a broad variety of functions, backgrounds and nationalities.
Good collaboration with our Japan based HQ colleagues.
I feel that MTPE is an excellent place to work, in a great location, with exciting projects and with the truly global experience that only comes with working for a Company of Japanese origin.
The flexi time system has ensured I can meet both my work and personal priorities – it makes my weekly juggling act easier.
Very nice, friendly and extremely professional people from nearly 30 nationalities – this is what I consider a truly international working environment.