I joined ICON as a CRA in 2007, coming from a background as a clinical research assistant in the US and a coordinator across Montreal. Working as an assistant appealed to me a lot so I was pleased to join ICON as a full-time CRA. I was familiar with ICON as a CRO already as I had worked with their ICON Labs, ICOPhone and their CRAs during my time as a coordinator.
Having been here for a number of years, I’ve come to enjoy the flexible working hours and compressed working weeks, leaving me with time for a good work-life balance. The CRA incentive, bonus and employee recognition programmes are all great for motivation and you can notice the difference – my study teams both globally and locally are amazing to work with. Working with them on projects that result in highly beneficial drugs coming to market and helping people is highly stimulating. It takes professionals who pride themselves on delivering excellence and people who are smart, savvy and diligent in all aspects of their work to get the job done.
If you’re like that, then you’ll be appropriately rewarded at ICON – and career progression opportunities are in recognition the hard work everyone puts in.