Country Approval Specialist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Clinical Scientist
  3. Belgium
Posting date: 12 Jun 2019

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for a Country Approval Specialist Submissions position with an international contract research organisation. The company, which provides drug discovery, lifecycle management, and laboratory services, is seeking for a driven and talented individual to join their company in their Brussels office. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that provides innovative ideas behind multiple pharmaceutical sectors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparing, reviewing, and coordinating local regulatory submissions (MoH, EC, additional special national local applications if applicable, e.g. gene therapy approvals, viral safety dossiers, import license) in alignment with global submission strategy.
  • Providing local regulatory strategy advice (MoH &/or EC) to internal clients.
  • Providing project specific local SIA services and coordination of these projects.
  • May have contact with investigators for submission related activities.
  • Key-contact at country level for either Ethical or Regulatory submission-related activities.
  • Coordinating with internal functional departments to ensure various site start-up activities are aligned with submissions activities and mutually agreed upon timelines.
  • Ensuring alignment of submission process for sites and study are aligned to the critical path for site activation.
  • Achieving the company's target cycle times for site.
  • Working with the start-up CRA(s) to prepare the regulatory compliance review packages, as applicable.
  • Developing country specific Patient Information Sheet/Informed Consent form documents.
  • Assisting with grant budgets(s) and payment schedules negotiations with sites.
  • Supporting the coordination of feasibility activities in accordance with agreed timelines.
  • Entering and maintaining trial status information relating to SIA activities onto company tracking databases in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensuring the local country study files and filing processes are prepared, set up, and maintained as per PPD WPDs or applicable client SOPs.
  • Maintaining knowledge of and understanding SOPs, Client SOPs/directives, and current regulatory guidelines as applicable to services provided.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic/vocational qualification.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 2 years') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
  • Good English, Dutch and French language and grammar skills.
  • Basic medical/therapeutic area and medical terminology knowledge.
  • Basic knowledge of all applicable regional / national country regulatory guidelines and EC regulations.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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