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Lilly Clinical Trial Start Up Associate (Netherlands) in Cork, Ireland

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 850 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions Centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast a vibrant workforce made up of over 38 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Care, Global HR Data Management, Clinical Trial Management and Scientific Communications, and more to come on stream across 2020.

This, along with the recent physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story! Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility extends our overall capacity where Lilly offers a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with flexible working options, healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, travel subsidies, on-site parking and much more.

At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations. We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly. Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.

Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees – Team Lilly Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility and Health Safety & Environment.

“We see Cork as an integral part of our productivity agenda. If you are excited by new opportunity and new scope, you are working at the right place.” – Dave Ricks, CEO Lilly.

Job description

The Trial Capabilities Team provides clinical trial capabilities in support of clinical development. The Clinical Trial Start Up Associate is accountable to ensure the investigator sites meet requirements to enrol study participants into clinical trials and support ongoing activities during site maintenance and closeout. The Associate is responsible for obtaining clinical trial authorizations and ethical approvals, execution of the budget and contract, and activities related to clinical finance, records management and site training.

The Associate will ensure inspection readiness through a complete, accurate and readily available Trial Master File. Additional local responsibilities may be required as needed/appropriate for the local geography and/or to cover regional differences.

Responsibilities

  • Initiate investigator site activities, including collection and submission of regulatory documents, customization and negotiation of informed consent documents, serve as the point of contact for a site’s ERB and Competent Authority (CA)(where applicable), communicate and negotiate budgets with site personnel and internal teams, negotiate and obtain fully-executed contract, track and ensure site compliance to required training, and effectively drive timelines aligned with company priorities

  • Communicate directly with sites to enable start-up and maintain an active collaboration with sites during maintenance and close-out

  • Identify, communicate, and resolve issues

  • Ensure country specific regulatory and data privacy requirements are incorporated into submission documents and any other documents/systems

  • Leverage previous site / review board engagements to efficiently drive new work

  • Populate internal systems to ensure accuracy of trial / site performance

  • Understand and comply with procurements, legal and financial requirements and procedures

  • Populate Trial Master Files and libraries for future reference

  • Provide feedback and shared learning for continuous improvement

  • Leverage trial prioritization

  • Anticipate and monitor dynamically changing priorities

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a scientific or health related field, two years clinical research experience or relevant experience preferred

  • Native speaker in Dutch and fluency in English is essential.

  • Understanding of the overall clinical development paradigm and the importance of efficient site initiation

  • Applied knowledge of project management processes and skills

  • Appreciation of / experience in compliance-driven environment

  • Ability to learn and comply with financial and legal guidelines and policies (budget and contract)

  • Effective communication, negotiation, and problem solving skills

  • Self-management and organizational skills.

Languages

Native speakers in Dutch is essential.

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!

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