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Company: Covance
Reference: 2018-25819
Closing Date: 02 Jan 19
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Start-up Specialist I job. Office Based, Madrid.



If you want to accelerate your Clinical Start-up Specialist career think long-term and the possibilities we can offer you:


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

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


As Covance is placing a big bet on creating a very strong and specialized Start-up Operations team in Spain, with us you will have realistic International Start-up Leadership career progression opportunities. 




This job will make a difference in our team, improving our way of working and actively seeking local efficiencies within global processes. This is why we need you to bring minimum 2 years work experience in clinical research, including a strong working knowledge of the ICH guidelines and FDA, IRB/IEC regulations during start-up activities at either a CRO and/or a Pharmaceutical company.


This is an office based job in Madrid.  


As our Specialist you will:


  • Be the primary contact with assigned investigative site(s) during site start-up (SSU) activities with responsibility for collection of the required investigator and regulatory documents for a study, to ensure EC applications are made within the timelines agreed with project management and SU team and that documentation meets the specifications required by applicable regulations and sponsor.
  • Ensure Covance systems accuracy, reflecting site readiness to enroll.
  • Ensure clinical sites are ready for the first day that the drug trial begins.
  • Maintain allocated site’s information and associated regulatory documents throughout the duration of the clinical trial.

Education / Qualifications

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



  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in clinical development or regulatory process, including a strong working knowledge of the ICH guidelines and FDA, IRB/IEC regulations.
  • Working knowledge of ICH, FDA, IRB/IEC and other applicable regulations/guidelines; familiarity with investigator start-up documents and contract/budgets negotiation process; previousinteraction with operational project teams and investigative sites.
  • Demonstrated understanding of research protocol requirements and proven ability to communicate them/educate others about them.


Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Madrid

Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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