Start-up Specialist II

Job Location(s) PL-Warsaw
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Clinical Operations
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Job Overview

Covance is probably enhancing your quality of life without you even knowing it. We play an important role in bringing new therapies to market by helping to turn raw compounds into safe, effective, and approved drugs that help people live longer, more productive lives.

Covance Poland is certified as “HR of the Highest Quality”, which confirms the highest standards of HR practices in our Company.

At the moment we are looking for:

Study Start- Up Specialist
This is a full time, permanent, office based position, location Warsaw

About the Job:

• Develop project specific plans for the GSS component of assigned studies
• Liaise with operational project team regarding project issues (i.e., participate in team meetings)
• Collect, review, approve process and track regulatory & investigator documents required for study site activation in accordance with Covance SOPs, sponsor SOPs, GCP ICH guidelines and the Investigator Package Plan
• Review and approve core English patient informed consents for compliance to international requirements and protocol as applicable
• Review and approve core Country patient informed consents for compliance to country requirements and protocol as applicable
• Review and approve investigative site specific patient informed consents for required elements
• Resolve informed consent and contractual language issues by exercising advanced judgment when interacting with study sites
• Negotiate contracts and budgets with investigative sites within parameters provided by Sponsor
• Liaise with Sponsor and Covance regulatory regarding document submission requirements
• Maintain and update document tracking, site address and contact information in the Site Information
• Assess impact of changes in study personnel and document amendments on regulatory documents (including Informed Consent) and process/review/approve new documents according to GCP/ICH guidelines
• Assess impact of study amendments on Informed Consent and other study documents and revise and review/approve accordingly
• Prepare new investigator submission packages to Local and/ ot Central IRB /IEC
• Attend ongoing training in GCP, project specific requirements and as may generally be required
• Provide milestone information for incorporation into weekly analysis sheets
• Monitor performance of GSS team with regard to project timelines
• Perform administrative tasks required during study start up activities (e.g., word processing, assembly of study documents, mass mailings, filing, faxing/photocopying)
• Manage set up and maintenance of investigative site files
• Understand and follow project specific and GSS policies and procedures
• Manage the drug supply vendor activities as applicable
• Develop, review and approve drug supply labels as applicable
• Independently research and evaluate proposal request from clients in all therapeutic areas within agreed timeframes
• Assume responsibility for the preparation and dissemination of documents according to the feasibility processes in place
• Create surveys to probe “thought leaders” and experienced researchers and clinicians in the field for expert feedback
• Assist with preparation of materials for formal client/industry presentations and for internal training assignments
• Apply basic understanding of data spreadsheets and tables
• Assist with entering data into spreadsheets when required
• Review and audit data tables and spreadsheets for feasibility assessments
• Conduct follow-up calls/telephone interviews with Investigators/Study Coordinators to solicit in-depth information related to feasibility and obtain further detailed information regarding potential proposals
• Prepare internal feasibility reports by summarizing information obtained during previous feasibility assessments, historical Covance study experience, and Investigator self-reported data
• Establish, conduct and maintain relevant QC processes in regards Feasibility Assessments
• Conduct QC of feasibility documents as required by the process
• Undertake literature and internet searches as required
• Act as point person for global feasibility studies as assigned: maintain open communication with global colleagues, provide feasibility study Investigator packet, collect data from appropriate regions and generate the formal report
• Mentor other GSS team members

About You:


University/College degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriate accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology)

Experience :

2 years work experience in clinical research, including a strong working knowledge of the ICH guidelines and FDA, IRB/IEC regulations.

Key words:
Clinical Research, GCP, study start up, Monitor, Monitoring, Oncology, Cardiovascular,
Neuroscience, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Metabolism,
Field Based, CRO, Pharmaceutical, Warsaw, Poland

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