Clinical Start Up Specialist

Camberley, Surrey - BUT moving to West London (White City)November 2019
Negotiable Based On Experience in Study Start Up
15 Aug 2019
14 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

This is an Office Based Role (at junction 4 of the M3) with a top pharmaceutical company, working in a fast paced dynamic environment focusing on UK and Ireland Clinical Study Start Up. There will be some flexibility to work from home on an ad hoc basis.

Later in 2019 the office is re-locating to West London (White City). Currently the office is based in Frimley Business Park in Surrey.

The role would suit an in-house CRA or start up specialist who has experience of Costing Template, Ethics Submissions, R and D (IRAS), site liaison, feasibility, contracts.

We will consider someone 4 days/week or full time

You would be permanently employed by Covance and contracted out to a top ten pharmaceutical company - dedicated to them 100%

Job Purpose

To provide an efficient and professional ethics and R&D set up service within required timelines according to company SOPs and ICH GCP guidelines and to provide advice and knowledge to project managers and clinical associates regarding the ethics / regulatory processes in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Major Accountabilities

Accountable for rapid study set up for all clinical trials across UK Operations and ensures that they are provided with a first in class study set up service.

Works closely with Clinical Set Up and Logistics Manager to identify process improvements for a more efficient service of ethics and trial set up.

Advises clinical project teams and department with regards to new processes and procedures concerning ethics and R&D processes and advises Project Managers and field based CRAs on submission timelines.

Proof reads ethics submissions and documentation for Clinical Project Managers and liaises with Medical Advisers when needed.

Takes the lead on new Regulatory department processes and trains team appropriately.

Performs site monitoring activities such as unmasked monitoring and site drug supply management when required.

Collates, prepares and submits REC and SSI applications to the earliest possible review meetings following NRES and ICH GCP and collates, prepares and completes R&D applications for R&D submissions during trial set up period.

Is responsible for contract / budget negotiations with R&D/PCTs for ICRO clinical trials

Responsible for clinical trial set up, facilitates preparation and collection of country and site level documentation to ensure drug shipment without delay.

Is accountable for timely distribution of trial safety data for specified products as per regulatory requirements to ethics and R&D departments and well as the submission progress and end of study clinical reports to SOPs and NIPs and local authority requirements

Liaises with Global interfaces and other departments to ensure correct reporting documentation is received for submission

The role would suit candidates who are particularly interested in study start up activities in the UK and Republic of Ireland. If you have awareness of the current MHRA regulations for ethics submissions and R and D approvals this will be a major advantage in your application.

We particularly welcome applicants from within the NHS who have clinical trials start up expertise in perhaps a governance role and who are looking to make the move into commercial pharma operations. You may have been a study site coordinator or clinical trials coordinator for example OR research nurse OR perhaps a CRA who is now looking for an office based role with minimal travel

We definitely need someone who can work autonomously and be accountable/responsible for a successful site activation. You must be an excellent communicator with good negotiation skills and a drive for success.

key words study start-up, CTA. clinical set-up, IRAS, ethics, regulatory, clinical trials administration, clinical project associate, clinical trials associate, clinical documentation specialist, site activation, site initiation

Please call Marc Joseph on 01753 216664 to explore this further or alternatively email with your CV and application.


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