Freelance Study Start Up Lead - EMEA - CRO - Home Based

i-Pharm Consulting
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Clinical Research, Study Start Up, Project Management
Full Time
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Freelance Study Start Up Lead - EMEA - CRO - Home Based

i-Pharm Consulting are seeking on behalf of a mi-size full service CRO a Freelance Study Start Up Lead.

Initial 6 month contract. Fully home based anywhere in Europe. This role will see you leading the oversight of study start up activities for assigned studies across Europe.

Other duties include:

  • Accountable for end-end study start up activities for assigned Global clinical trials
  • Oversee the study start up activities of SSU specialists to ensure timelines and deliverables are met
  • Managing the coordination and oversight of site identification, site contracts negotiations and central and local EC/CA submissions
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all start up activities for assigned projects
  • Develop SOPs and best practice guidelines relating to assigned studies
  • Contribute to the proposals and bid defence meetings
  • Develop global SSU and Site Activation plans for assigned studies

Home Based - anywhere in Europe

Competitive hourly rate


  • Life sciences degree
  • 12 years within Pharmaceutical/CRO industry
  • 4+ years within EU/global study start up and site activation experience is essential
  • 2+ years in either senior or leadership role
  • Good knowledge of clinical research processes including ICH GCP
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Ability to communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability and willingness to mentor junior members of staff

About i-Pharm Consulting
i-Pharm Consulting is a global specialist recruitment company servicing the pharmaceutical industry. We provide both permanent and contract staff to a wide range of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Contract Research Organisations (CROs). i-Pharm has specific expertise in Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance and Bioinformatics.

To apply
If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please call Youssef Maachou on +31 20 808 14 84, or email If this role is not suitable, Youssef is also available to discuss other possible positions or answer any general questions regarding your career and the current market.


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Life Sciences recruitment is what we do.

We are an award-winning international life sciences recruitment company with offices in London, New York, Munich, Singapore and Sydney.  In a highly competitive market-place, we connect top talent with the very best opportunities.


Our clients include many of the most successful and innovative Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices companies, as well as a range of Contract Research & Manufacturing Organisations, Healthcare Agencies and Consultancies.


With offices across 3 continents, we have teams servicing the major global life science hubs. We combine local knowledge, with a global network of contacts that allows us to bring together talent and opportunity when it matters most.

Contact Us
  • 212 New King’s Road
  • London
  • SW6 4NZ
  • GB
  • +44 (0) 20 3189 2299
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