Study Start-Up Specialist in Braine L’Alleud, Belgium

Bristol Myers Squibb

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Outline of Key responsibilities:

•Responsible for activities related to Clinical Trial Study Start Up and ongoing study document management across Northern Europe Cluster (UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands).

• Manage multiple country, study and site level deliverables during start-up and maintenance both within BMS and external business partners and vendors, when required.

• Plan and develop strategy for start-up activities to ensure successful recruitment and delivery to trial milestones.

• Support local regulatory in preparing and performing submissions for Health Authorities including follow up until approval. This includes substantial amendments and any other documentation requiring HA submission.

• Prepare and perform submissions for Ethics Committees including follow up until approval (protocol, amendments/IB and any other documents requiring EC submission).

• Collaborate with other internal roles in country feasibility and site selection.

• Collaborate directly with the BMS internal study teams, external site staff, country ethics committees/IRB to ensure tasks and priorities are aligned to the defined study timelines.

• Prepare protocol-specific country Informed Consent Form (ICF).

• Customise site ICFs.

• Review and approval of Clinical Trial Package (CTP) documentation.

• Ensure that the electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) contains the relevant Clinical Trial Package (CTP) regulatory documents for site activation and ongoing study management.

• Support the collection and distribution of documents from / to sites including obtaining insurance certificates.

Required experience:

3 or more years of industry related experience including handling of trial start-up activities

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required preferably within life sciences or equivalent.

Key competency requirement:

Thorough understanding of GCP, ICH Guidelines and Country regulatory environment

• In depth knowledge and understanding of clinical research processes, regulations and methodology

• Demonstrated organizational and planning skills and independent decision-making ability

• Strong organization and time management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities

• Ability of critical thinking and risk analysis.

Languages requirement:

Good verbal and written communication skills, both in English and local language such as Dutch/French.


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With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

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Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1577409

Updated: 2024-02-01 04:56:57.008 UTC

Location: Braine L’Alleud,Belgium

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