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Graduate Opportunities

ICON's Graduate programs are designed to provide recent university graduates with opportunities for professional development and career growth.  

These programs often include mentorship, training, and hands-on experience in various departments of the company. Graduate programs represent a crucial step towards advancing your career and gaining a deeper understanding of your field of study. Through rigorous coursework, research opportunities, and specialized training, graduate programs equip students & graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their chosen profession. 

Whether you're looking to deepen your expertise in a particular subject or make a career change altogether, a graduate program can help you achieve your goals and take your career to the next level.

Programs

The Biostatistician Academy is formatted to provide comprehensive training for university graduates who have their Master’s Degree in Statistics or Biostatistics. In this graduate programme, participants undergo a comprehensive group training programme offering a combination of classroom-based and practical learning which develops SAS programming and builds upon the formal Master’s program. Once individuals graduate from the academy, they become eligible for our bridge to lead program, so the learning and support continues. We pride ourselves on our amazing company culture, where we work as one team to achieve industry excellence.

The Statistical Programming Academies offer new graduates in Math and Life Sciences the opportunity to start their career in Statistical Programming with a comprehensive group training programme offering a combination of classroom-based and practical learning that develops SAS programming skills and develops end to end programming abilities (including SDTM, ADaM and TFLs). Once individuals graduate from the academy, they become eligible for our bridge to lead program, so the learning and support continues. We have been running this academy for many years and now have some of our academy hires in Director level roles. We pride ourselves on our amazing company culture, where we work as one team to achieve industry excellence.

The Clinical Trial Assistant Academy is a 16-17 week programme comprised of 5 core modules which are aimed at enhancing the skills and competencies required to understand the foundations of Clinical Trials within the IPH division. The program is delivered via blended learning and includes facilitator-led sessions, self-directed learning, discussion- based group sessions, and applied learning group projects and presentations. Whilst participating in the Academy, individuals are also exposed to real life application of learning through the support to study teams as Clinical Trial Assistants. Continuous mentoring and coaching throughout the program ensures we appropriately equip all candidates with every opportunity for success. All candidates who successfully graduate from the Clinical Academy, become eligible for promotion to the CRA Academy.

ICON Biotech hires new graduates with educational backgrounds in life or health sciences, research, or healthcare/clinical experience into Site Management Administrator/ and Site Management Associate (SMA) roles. In SMA roles, they gain the required experience to continue their career growth within the organisation, frequently advancing to Study Start-Up Lead, then Site Activation Manager, or Clinical Research Associate (CRA), then Clinical Trial Manager (CTM). The SMA performs investigative site communication, essential document collection and review, clinical status tracking, in-house site management, and data review activities in accordance with the project protocol, client and ICON standard operating procedures (SOPs), and all applicable guidelines and regulatory requirements.

ICON Biotech hires new graduates in Project Associate roles where they support studies across all regions. New Hires complete a 90-day Onboarding Progression Plan (OPP) covering company policies/processes and core competencies. In the following 12 months, the leadership team works with each Project Associate to create an individualized career development plan. To date, we have identified 39 career pathways for Project Associates at ICON.

The Clinical Data Management Academy offer new graduates the opportunity to start their career in Clinical Data Coordinator with a comprehensive group training programme offering a combination of classroom-based and practical learning that develops data management skills. Once individuals graduate from the academy, they become eligible for our bridge to lead program, so the learning and support continues. We have been running this academy for many years. . 

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Clinical Data Academy

Angela Haughey, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, speaks with Esme Grimes, Clinical Data Lead to hear more about her ICON journey having gone through the Clinical Data Academy.


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