Worldwide Clinical Trials

Site Activation Lead (EU/INTL)

Russia (RU)
28 Feb 2019
30 Mar 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

We are seeking a Site Activation Lead to join our growing team. The role can be based anywhere internationally or in North America (home based).

The Site Activation Lead is acountable for end-to-end site activation activities for assigned projects and responsible for all activities of the Site Activation department.  This includes coordinating and overseeing site identification, investigator and site contracts, central and local EC submissions, Competent Authority submissions and any other country and/or study specific requirements or activities necessary for Site Activation in accordance with Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and applicable local and international regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Tasks may include but are not limited to: 

  • Coordinate and drive the activities of the Site Activation in conjunction with the Site Management department to achieve on time site activations.
  • Oversee the activities of assigned Site Activation Specialists to ensure critical path activities completed on time.Coordinate with other Site Activation Leaders to prioritize country level activities across projects and ensure the optimal start-up of all projects in the start-up phase.
  • Serve as the primary point of accountability and contact for all start-up activities on assigned project.
  • Work closely with the assigned LCRA and GPL to expedite the Site Qualification and Selection process as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and provide project level status reporting to GPL and Sponsor as appropriate.
  • Perform and prepare risk assessment and mitigation plans relating to departmental deliverables
  • Escalate issues to functional units as necessary to ensure resolution and minimize risks to on-time deliverables.
  • Work in conjunction with the assigned LCRA and GPL to develop study-specific Site Activation Plan which includes all activities required to activate sites for a specific study ensuring each task has a clear owner and due date.Liaise with other functional contributors and vendors as needed.
  • Develop, review, maintain SOPs and best practice guidelines and provide training pertaining to activities of the Site Activation department.
  • Lead/provide input to departmental process improvement initiatives.
  • Support the sales process by contributing to proposals and bid defence meetings.
  • Collation and maintenance of site activation metrics.

Perform other duties as assigned.  The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with effective time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across the business
  • Strong Ability to work in an organized, methodical and self-motivated manner
  • Strong understanding of clinical research principles and process
  • Strong understanding of FDA and/ or EU Directives and regulations, ICH Guidelines and local regulatory requirements
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve problems
  • Strong understanding of standard operating procedures
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and other contemporary software applications


  • A minimum four-year college curriculum with a major concentration in medical, biological, physical, health, pharmacy or other related science, OR
  • Two-year college curriculum or equivalent education / training (nursing degree or equivalent life science degree) and eight year’s experience within clinical research (e.g. CRA, Reg Affairs.)
  • Required CRO/pharmaceutical industry experience, preferably in Start-up Management, Project Management, and/or Site Management experience
  • Proficient in cross-cultural communication
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English