Job Location(s) UK-Maidenhead
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    Clinical Operations
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  • Job Overview

    Move your career in Clinical Trials to the next level NOW!


    Looking for a long-term career in Clinical Trials? Then, think of the possibilities we can offer you:


    • We have helped the pharmaceutical industry develop more medicines worldwide than any other company, including the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market today, and
    • 100 % of all Oncology drugs approved in 2016.  THE JOB

    Explore this job as Junior Start-up Specialist with us and check for yourself why Covance is known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than the average company in the sector.




    This is an office based job in Maidenhead.


    In this job, we will trust you to independently collect the required investigator and regulatory documents to ensure Ethics Committee’s applications are made within agreed timelines. You will have the opportunity to act as Primary Contact Person with investigative sites and Principal Investigators during clinical study maintenance and site start-up activities for the UK and Ireland.


    Our goal is that you are able to independently prepare initial submissions within few months. We want you to be up-to-speed as soon as possible, so we’ll make sure you have all the training you need, so you confidently can:


    • Collect, review and track regulatory and investigator documents to support Investigator Package submissions
    • Negotiate Site contract and budget
    • Prepare submissions to Ethics Committees
    • Ensure Start-up and Maintenance activities are on track and support study deliverables to include providing accurate projections/timelines to study sites and proactive site management
    • Ensure high quality site documents are filed in Trial Master File according to study plans






    We are looking for candidates with some working experience in study start-up, clinical trial regulatory documents or clinical research, preferably including:


    • Familiarity with investigator start-up documents,
    • Working knowledge in UK & Ireland Clinical Research Legislation, and sound background in ICH, FDA, IRB/IEC regulations,
    • Demonstrated basic understanding of the clinical trial process.


    Ideally, you are educated to University/College degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession (e.g., nursing, medical or laboratory technology).


    For a career in Clinical Start-up, these skills are key:

    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good prioritization and Time Management Skills
    • Extensive familiarity with spreadsheet tracking  
    • You must be fluent in English, both oral & written.





    Unlike other Contract Research Organizations (CRO) or pharma companies, Covance is placing a big bet on creating a very strong and specialized Start-up Operations team in the UK: we can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.


    We will invest in your development from day one and we are a supportive community where everyone helps each other to succeed, and you will receive direct mentoring from our experienced supervisors and managers.


    Here at Covance work-life balance is considered in terms of work volume and flexi time.


    Join us and see why Covance has been named among the World´s Most Innovative Companies in Forbes´ 2017 Ranking, and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers.



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