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Start-Up Lead (SUL) - various EMEA locations
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At PRA, we don’t make our 14000+ people great. It’s the other way around. As we have grown to a top-5 CRO, we have maintained the feel of a small company, dedicated to collaboration and passion for what we do. 


We always have a desire to keep seeking new and better ways to operate. We don’t settle for the same old ways. Our passion for improving patient lives worldwide permeates all that we do. 


Put simply, we care.


Position Overview:


As a Start Up Lead you will be working as part of Clinical Operations team and you will be responsible for all aspects of Start Up activities at the regional level to achieve quick and successful activation of sites in accordance with ICH GCP, FDA regulations, applicable regulations and requirements, and SOPs.


You will be working on a wide spectrum of projects in phase I-IV research at both GP practices and hospitals.



Responsibilities will include:

  • Using the start-up methodology to drive early and predictable site activations through oversight of all SSU activities, driving delivery and compliance across the assigned region
  • Coordinate study start up activities, coaching and mentoring as appropriate
  • Working collaboratively with functional colleagues and sponsors to ensure successful completion of study start up
  • Eliminating all potential causes of delay
  • Overseeing compliance and reporting progress.


You are:

Focused, collaborative and passionate about study start up.

Here at PRA we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:


  • A life-sciences undergraduate degree (or be a licensed healthcare professional)
  • A solid experience in managing study start up activities across a region, managing and meeting deliverables
  • Previous experience of working in a CRO environment
  • An attitude that fosters collaboration and a sense of shared focus within a team
  • A thorough knowledge of ICH GCP


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