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Company: Covance
Location: Brussels
Reference: 2018-16846
Closing Date: 24 Feb 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

This is an office based job in Brussels, and for the ideal person we are able to offer some flexibility to work from home regularly.


Site Start-up Specialist job, employ, werk. Brussels.


As an integral part of everything we do, our employees make a difference in the lives of millions of people… and you will too.

If you want to accelerate your Site Start-up career, think long-term and the extraordinary possibilities we can offer you at Covance. 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.

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



This is an office based job in Brussels, and for the ideal person we are able to offer some flexibility to work from home regularly.


You will assume a leading role acting as primary contact with more challenging sites or those hosting complex studies, and will have the opportunity to act as mentor providing coaching and advice when needed.


You will have full accountability in facilitating the delivery of site start-up activities of your assigned trials (i.e., negotiating Site Contracts, overseeing timely collection of investigator and regulatory documents, ensuring ongoing accuracy and quality of site/study documents, (e)TMF filing and that systems are updated on an ongoing basis, Country and Site Documents customization, etc.) 




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).

We need you to be fluent (both speaking & writing) in English,French and Dutch.

This position will make a difference in our team, improving our way of working and actively seeking local efficiencies within global processes.

We really need that you have developed a strong knowledge of ICH, FDA, IRB/IEC and  familiarity with investigator start-up documents and contract/budgets negotiation processes for a minimum of three (3) years as Start-up specialist directly within a CRO/ Pharma environment.


As a core member of our team, you will be expected to work autonomously and deliver on project phases on time and on budget. We will help you achieve your goals by continuous professional development, and regular career progression sessions.



Firstly, an exciting position within a growing team where work-life balance is considered: flexi time and regular home based work

But also importantly:


  • Forget the machine-like environment: we are a supportive community where everyone helps each other to succeed, and you will receive direct coaching from our expert managers.
  • Your studies will be “yours” from the beginning until the Amendments stage: you will not jump from study to study without previous notice.


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… we can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.


Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Madrid

Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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