Clinical Research Associate

About Synthon

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon has been working in biotechnology since 2007 and is developing rapidly into a specialty pharmaceutical company. We work to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. With our portfolio of innovative medicines, we will provide treatment options for patients in selected therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Through the provision of high-quality generic medicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.

Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2017, it recorded a turnover of EUR 240 million. The company employs around 1,900 staff of whom over 500 work in Nijmegen.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to our ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job profile

In the final phase of Synthon’s development program for a generic medicine, the Clinical Research and Development department conducts clinical trials to demonstrate bioavailability and bioequivalence of our medicines. As clinical research associate, you will be involved in designing these studies and you will be responsible for initiating and managing clinical trials for regulatory purposes. Your activities include close collaboration with international clinical research organizations to draw up protocols and revising these protocols to verify compliance with good clinical practice (GCP) as well as with regulatory requirements. You will coordinate and monitor the clinical studies in accordance with GCP. When the studies have been completed, you will review the documentation to verify compliance with GCP and with regulatory requirements. International travel is part of the position, generally for a few days once or twice a month. You report to the vice president Clinical Research and Development.

Your profile

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • a master’s degree in clinical scientific research, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences or related discipline
  • preferably two years of working experience in a business environment
  • a good command of the English language, both in writing and speaking
  • Experience in coordinating clinical studies is a plus.

In interviews you will be able to demonstrate that:
You have an analytical mind and excellent planning and organizational skills. You are a good communicator: you are able to clearly explain to external parties what needs to be done and what your expectations are. You are expected to keep all parties involved well-informed and updated. Your approach to work is pragmatic and structured, but you are also open-minded and flexible when required.

Important dates

Please send your application before 18 March 2019. The interviews will take place on Monday 25 March 2019. 

Information and application

Contract hours: 32-40 hours a week.
Salary: depending on experience.
Location: Nijmegen.

For further information, please contact Sandra van Os, vice president Clinical Research and Development at tel. +31 (0)24 - 372 77 00. If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application. You can apply via the apply button or link.

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