Study Start Up Specialist

€55000.00 - €70000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
  1. Clinical Operations, Study Start Up

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Hobson Prior are currently looking for a Study Start Up Specialist to join a leading biopharmaceutical research organisation who specialize in oncology product development and pioneering medicines that are used all over the world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Primary point of contact for study team on end-to-end start up activity.
  • Partake in and/or lead Study-Start-up team meetings.
  • Apply Study Start Up tools to track activities and develop reports.
  • Oversee Feasibility activities including the negotiation and collection of Confidential Disclosure Agreements and the collection and analysis of Feasibility Questionnaires.
  • Conduct site contract/budget negotiations.
  • Collect essential documents from sites, tracking & review led by Document Management Team.
  • Support the collection of country and site level intelligence.
  • Complete, manage and/or support Ethics Committee and Regulatory Authority submissions.
  • Complete, manage and/or support country and site-specific activities required to activate sites for a clinical trial as appropriate.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Dutch, French and English
  • Exceptional presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), MS Project, email, and Internet.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines, delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with effective time management.
  • Goal oriented, self-starter with proven ability to work independently.
  • You will be comfortable with working with ambiguity, having the ability to act without having the total picture.
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve problems.


  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in site start-up and contract management in pharmaceutical company or in clinical research organization.
  • Educated to a at least BA/BS degree level in Science or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations, drug development, and clinical trial management procedures.
  • Detailed understanding of country level cultural norms and local healthcare systems; ability to initiate and develop relationships with local investigators and key site personnel.
  • Full understanding of clinical research principles and process.
  • In-depth understanding of FDA and/or EU Directives and regulations, ICH Guidelines and country/local regulatory requirements (preferably in Belgium, the Netherlands and if possible also in France).

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