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JR119529
  1. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  2. Site Activation
  3. Hybrid: Office/Remote

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ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations.

With our patients at the center of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.



As a Site Activation Lead at ICON, you would advance clinical trial start-up activities by understanding the client objectives and assist in the development of the plan for country and site distribution. We pride ourselves on our amazing company culture, where we work as one team to achieve industry-leading results.

Role Summary
• Lead clinical trial start-up activities by understanding the client objectives and assist in the development of the plan for country and site distribution
• Oversees day to day delivery of all aspects of site activation in the projects assigned.
• Ensures that each project has a site activation plan and that the study is being conducted in accordance with that plan and in an effective manner which meets sponsor timelines and expectations and is in compliance with ICON/client KPIs, ICON/client SOPs, reporting norms, appropriate regulations and ICON’s quality standards
• Lead sponsor initiatives such as kick-off meetings, bid defenses, project update and status calls, and other communications
• Utilize project management skills to optimize performance and collaboration to ensure successful study outcomes

What you need
• Bachelor’s Degree preferably in life sciences
• Minimum of 5 year of experience in a Clinical Research environment, focusing on Start Up experience
• Project management skill set
• Understanding of regulatory and submission processes in many different countries
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to work to tight deadlines

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals – both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans – and related benefits such as life assurance – so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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