Study Activation Manager

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 organisations.

With our patients at the centre 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.


What do you need to have? Required
  • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent in clinical, science, or health-related field from an accredited institution or a licensed health-care professional (e.g., registered nurse) or equivalent years of relevant experience required.
  • 5+ years of clinical research experience or equivalent regulatory experience.
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required.
  • Extensive multi-country coordination experience or exposure to more than 1 region + cross cultural awareness.
  • 2+ years in managing and in meeting agreed on targets on clinical deliverables during the start-up phase of a project required.
  • Advanced knowledge of ICH-GCP and knowledge of local regulatory authority regulations regarding drug research and development required
  • 2-3 years of relevant leadership/management experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with the successful delivery of project study start-up.
Benefits of Working in ICON:Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That's why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture - one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.ICON, including subsidiaries, 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.


Our industry leading Global Study Start Up group is growing and we are currently looking for strong Study Activation Managers to join our evolving global team. This is a truly global position which offers the opportunity to lead and manage global or multi regional large scale studies. Serving as the main Start Up point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders, you will take oversight of the development and implementation of the Start Up strategy by the cross functional teams and provide support to the Project Manager around financial and resourcing tasks during the Start Up phase of the study. This role is fundamental to the future success of the study and requires you to take overall responsibility for and co-ordination of the risk management analysis, mitigations and reporting during the Start Up phase. We are seeking strong professionals within clinical research who are comfortable working independently and adopting an autonomous approach to decision making. As a Study Activation Manager at ICON you will have the opportunity to work within a structure that is built to support growth and development of our team. We ensure that we leverage our top talent to enable the expansion of skill sets and advanced training as much as possible.

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