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Study Start up Specialist

  • Location:

    Paris, Île-de-France

  • Contact:

    Amandine Planche

  • Job type:


  • Contact phone:

    +32 10 68 53 30

  • Industry:

    Medical Device & Diagnostics

  • Contact email:

For one of our clients, an international sponsor located in the north suburb of Paris, we are looking for an experienced Study Start up Specialist available for a 1 year project.

Job Description

As Study Start up Specialist, you are responsible to support regulatory activities during the start-up phase of clinical trials in France : preparation of documents for submission to Ethics Committees (EC) and Competent Authorities (CA); country and site-specific Patient Informed Consent adaptation; collection of documents required for submission and support of the process until vote or approval is granted; EC/CA communication in close collaboration with CSL/CRA/Project Manager.

As Study Start up Specialist, you are also responsible and accountable for preparation, negotiation and signature of clinical contracts (including budgets) and amendments in France.


  • You prepare documents for submission to Ethics Committee/Competent Authority (EC/CA) in the assigned region.
  • You initiate translation of documents as applicable (e.g. Patient Informed Consent); review and adapt translations in an appropriate way.
  • You prepare and adapt Patient Informed Consent form with Country/Site Specifications and according to Regulatory and EC requirements.
  • You interpret clinical study protocols in order to support EC/CA submission.
  • You act as point of contact for EC and CA.
  • You support approval process (adaptation of documents according to EC/CA requirements; responses ….)
  • You support budget adoption to country and site requirements.
  • You are responsible to prepare submission to any other authority when applicable
  • You maintain local regulatory documents on paper or electronically as applicable and ensure upload to data management system (DMS) were applicable.
  • You provide support to the Clinical Study Lead/Clinical Project Teams
  • You assist in the development and review of informed consent document/patient information sheet to ensure all required elements are included.
  • You assist with collection of site activation documents.
  • You adapt study site budget template to country and site-specific requirements
  • You create, prepare, review and edit contracts, new work orders, amendments, modifications and change orders of a medium complexity level and contract risk type.
  • You analyze document to determine corporate risk; prepares and provides alternative approaches to mitigate the risk.
  • In compliance with Company policies, applicable regulations, Client Legal Department, you negotiate with sites.
  • You work with Legal and other stakeholders (Compliance, Clinical Quality) on contract language such as indemnification, subject injury language, intellectual property rights, confidentiality, compensation, and other similar matters.
  • You negotiate directly with research sites and ensure that the clinical trial budgets are in accordance with the clinical protocol requirements and associated Client policies.
  • You review and approve country/site specific change of the Patient Informed Consents concerning Injury, Data Privacy and Compensation language involving specialists from other departments as needed

Do the above responsibilities fit you like a glove?
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  • You have a university degree and minimum 2 years of experience with clinical regulatory and contracting activities in France.
  • You have relevant experience in clinical research or related device/pharmaceutical experience or relevant clinical experience in a clinical/hospital environment.
  • You are bilingual French/English
  • Proficient in using a personal computer and in using various PC-based software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, or similar word processing/spreadsheet software.
  • Experience with databases is desired.
  • A general familiarity with cardiac, vascular, and/or neuromodulation technologies, and clinical research processes is an asset.


  • A full time position for a 1 year project
  • Competitive salary with extra legal benefits

Existing right to work in Europe required ( please read job spec in full before applying ).

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