Covance Study Start-Up Specialist II, Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal

Job Overview

Study Start-up II job. Office or Home based, Portugal


As an integral part of everything we do, our employees make a difference in the lives of millions of people… and you will too.

If you want to accelerate your Study Start-up career, think long-term and the possibilities we can offer you:

  • We have helped the pharmaceutical industry develop more medicines worldwide than any other company, including thetop 50 best-selling drugson the market today and

  • 100 % of all Oncology drugs approvedin 2016.

Explore this job as Start-up Specialist II with us and check for yourself why Covance is known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than the average company in the sector


Our Start-up Clinical Operations team is expanding in Portugal.

We have several Start-up Specialist II jobs available to work home based in Portugal (ideally in Lisbon / Porto)orOffice- Based in Oeiras.

In this job you will act as the primary contact with more challenging sites or those hosting complex studies. You will work in a cross functional team, facilitating the delivery of the site start-up component of Covance Portugal studies, including full accountability for delivery to time, cost and quality for assigned activities with minimal supervision.

You will operate within the boundaries of assigned budget, providing guidance to internal and site staff around process and other operational issues, and we will trust you to develop and implement strategies for the earliest possible approval of regulatory submissionby reducing the hours allocated to activate sites, maximizing the time for patient enrolment and actively seeking local efficiencies within global processes.

Join us and see why Covance has been named among the World´s Most Innovative Companies in Forbes´ 2017 ranking, and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers.

We can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term career

Education / Qualifications

Our ideal candidate holds an University/College degree (life science preferred), or certification in a related allied healthprofession from an appropriate accredited institution (e.g., nursing certification, medical orlaboratory technology)

Excellent Portuguese and English language is required, both spoken and written.


You will work home based in Portugal (ideally in Lisbon / Porto)orOffice- Based in Oeiras. We are looking for someone bringing min. 4 years of experience with:

  • Investigator start-up documents and contract/budgets negotiation process,

  • Strong knowledge of ICH, FDA, IRB/IEC and other applicable regulations/guidelines;

  • Previous interaction with operational project teams and investigative sites

  • Excellent Portuguese and English language is required, both spoken and written.

  • You have developed this experience at a CRO or Pharmaceutical company environment, ideally with international ph I-IV clinical trials.

We will help you achieve your goals by continuous training & professional development

Job Number 2018-26042

Job Category Hidden (54293)

Position Type Full-Time

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