Study Start up Specialist

£340 - £370 per day
  1. Interim/Contract
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  1. Clinical Operations, Study Start Up

Hobson Prior are recruiting for a Study Start Up Specialist to join a multinational healthcare company in Hertfordshire. This position is accountable for all SSU-related activities in the country/region, on assigned studies, overseeing and leading SSU activities in collaboration with other clinical research stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Updates knowledge on related regulatory requirements, ensures adherence and compliance with local regulations and internal procedures.
  • Performs all start-up activities prior to site activation on assigned studies, according to the organisations standards and aligned with study/project requirements and timelines.
  • Prepares country level Informed Consent Form and obtains ethics committees' and local regulatory authorities' approval.
  • Prepares ongoing submissions, amendments and periodic notifications required by ethics committees and regulatory authorities as needed within the country.
  • Maintains and analyses study start-up data (metrics) on assigned studies, ensuring optimal efficiency to reduce start-up timelines and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Partners with Clinical Study Managers and Clinical Study Specialists to provide guidance on regulatory/ethics requirements, to track and drive site activations and trial amendments submissions, by regularly reviewing and monitoring status of submissions/activations.
  • Supports drug label preparation and approval (as local label representative) for studies in collaboration with local Regulatory/Quality department, as required.
  • Liaises and collaborates with relevant authorities/bodies to further enhance clinical trial process, government policies/ laws, via innovative approaches
  • Submits, according to local regulatory requirements, all Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reactions, Six Monthly SUSAR Reports and Development Safety Update Reports (DSURs).
  • In partnership with CSMs, identifies and tracks new investigator sites performing feasibility, as applicable, and develops and supports effective patient recruitment and retention practices, as required.
  • Accountable for study budget and contracts negotiation in collaboration with Contracts Manager/Associate, as required and ensures compliance with Fair Market Value (FMV) in the country.

Key skills:

  • Strong planning and organisation skills.
  • Building Customer Loyalty - meets and exceeds internal or external customer expectations while cultivating relationships that secure commitment and trust.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and leverage relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.


  • University Degree or equivalent, preferably in a medical/science-related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of clinical trials and experience in managing projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use, Good Clinical Practices (ICH-GCP).
  • An understanding of the regulatory, ethics and contractual requirements for starting clinical trials in the relevant country.
  • Previous line management experience/supervision of staff is preferred.

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