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Director of Clinical Operations - Spain - Up to €140,000

Upsilon Global
Up to €140,000
Start date
2 Dec 2022
Closing date
1 Jan 2023

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Clinical Research, Clinical Operations
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
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Director of Clinical Operations – Spain

Upsilon Global are proudly partnered with a new CRO who have reached an exciting point in their development lifecycle. Building on a decade of success supporting clinical trials across Europe, our client is now entering an exciting growth period as they expand operations within new European countries. As such, our client is now looking for someone to lead their clinical department, a visionary to build on their experience and guide them through this exciting period.

Working as part of a small team, we are seeking someone currently working at Project Management level, looking for their next challenge and who can step into this exciting role to grow and develop as the role itself grows. This will be a hands-on, cross-functional role as many are in small companies, allowing for the excitement that comes with a varied and challenging role, in a forward thinking and ambitious company.

A background in the CRO environment as well as experience working in small teams would be a great advantage, but perhaps more importantly, character, ambition and a dynamic attitude! This would be fantastic for an experienced SCRA/Jr CPM with the ambition of leading European Clinical Operations.

Main responsibilities

  • To oversee and lead European clinical operations Ensuring regulations, SOPs and GCP guidelines followed
  • Managing budgets, deadlines, planning, resourcing and compliance 
  • Being the first point of contact for both internal and external meetings
  • Maintaining the correct levels of resources
  • Interviewing clinical personnel to expand the team when necessary
  • Managing clinical and administrative personnel; this will include motivating, employing, training and assessing performances
  • Reporting KPIs to management and implementing solutions to meet targets
  • Assessing company policy and modifying solutions when necessary
  • Contributing to the development of clinical SOPs and department guidelines to meet regulatory, ethical and clinical standards
  • Setting agreed project targets and overseeing the quality of deliverables from the Clinical Operations teams
  • Supporting daily duties including: responding to inquiries from clinical sites, project members and client requests, project management, site monitoring and general clinical activities associated with a small team
  • Representing the Clinical Operations Department for proposals, budgets, P&L topics and contracts for the European markets

Education and Qualifications

  • Lifesciences degree or similar, PhD/MSc preferable
  • Minimum of 5 years’ industry experience across either CRO, pharmaceutical or biotech
  • Extensive knowledge of European regulatory requirements, FDA, MHRA and EMEA, ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Proven track record in the delivery of clinical programmes across Europe and globally

Other skills and abilities

  • In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines
  • Ability to lead the clinical team, acting as advocate for the group
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff and clients


Upsilon Global are a specialist recruitment company, working in partnership with CROs, Sponsors and Medical Device developers to provide them provide them with the local experts they need on both a permanent and freelance/interim basis.

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103-109 Queens Road
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