Kiyotaka Ukai

Manager, Oncology Business Unit

Kiyotaka Ukai

Appropriate consulting taking into consideration both project activities and career paths

Appropriate consulting taking into consideration both project activities and career paths

Linical has a business unit dedicated to oncology studies with project teams made up of oncology experts. As a monitor leader (ML) in charge of CRAs in this oncology business unit, I am responsible for managing projects and supporting the growth of team members.
To establish more advanced project management, oversight meetings are held frequently. These meetings are focused on a particular client or position, so they provide many opportunities to communicate with people from different projects and departments and also to exchange information across management levels, as in a matrix-style organization. We hold discussions based on shared case studies, from which we can learn things to apply later to our own study management.

I also feel that I can efficiently support Linical’s efforts in personnel development when I’m managing a project, because I maintain strong communication with team members at all times. In my view, personnel development requires a marketing perspective. Together with team members, I think about the career paths they envision for themselves. Then, to help them realize their vision and develop the necessary skills, I analyze their current capabilities and do my best to guide them into approaching their work in a way that suits their individual talents. One of the key characteristics of a Linical ML is that we give appropriate advice and guidance to team members, taking into consideration both their project activities and their career paths. I personally feel that this approach leads to a rational, logical and driven career advancement for our employees.
I would also say that a key value of our company is our advanced management system based on intensive information sharing, and in an environment that provides importance and dedication to personal and career growth.