• Start-up Assistant

    Job Location(s) DE-Munich
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    Job Category
    Study Start Up
    Position Type
  • Job Overview

    Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning. 

    Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.


    COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. We have an exciting opportunity available to join our team.

    We are currently recruiting Start-Up Assistant to join our Sponsor’s team in Munich, Germany. This is a regular full-time position.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide administrative support to the Start Up team through contact and liaison with investigative sites during study maintenance and – when assigned – site start-up (SSU) activities.
    • Assist the regional document review team with uploading study documents to eTMF.
    • Administer the signature process for site contracts and related documents.
    • Support collection of the required investigator and regulatory documents to ensure EC applications are made  within the timelines agreed with project management and SU team.

    Education / Qualifications

    Minimum Required:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.


    • Secretary/Medical Administrative and experience of clinical research activities.



    • High proficiency with German language as well as English (any other language is a plus).


    • Basic knowledge of ICH, FDA, IRB/IEC and other applicable regulations/guidelines; familiarity with investigator start up documents; previous interaction with operational project teams and investigative sites preferred.
    • Basic understanding of the clinical trial process.
    • Previous hands-on experience would be a high advantage.


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