Freelance Study Start Up Lead - EU & US - CRO - Home Based

11 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021
Youssef Maachou
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Freelance Study Start Up Lead - EU & US - CRO - Home Based - Anywhere in Europe

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
  • 5 years within Pharmaceutical/CRO industry
  • 2+ years within EU/global study start up and site activation experience is essential
  • 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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