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ICON Strategic Solutions Site Activation Lead - Remote, USA in Topeka, Kansas

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

Position Overview:

  • You will be a key leader of the Study Start-Up team

  • Oversee the execution of all start-up related activities through last site activated according to study strategy

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with global team members to ensure site activation success and present risk mitigation strategies at executive-level meetings

  • Exhibit the ability to perform root cause analysis and determine mitigation steps to removing critical path roadblocks

  • Exhibit sound decision-making skills, utilizing all available resources for determining positive outcomes

  • Communicate with investigative sites and internal team members to forecast timelines for site activation and ensure all activation requirements are met

  • Implement process improvements to mitigate risks to activation timelines

  • Adjust quickly to the changes of a dynamic organization and work to foster positive change management

  • Update systems in a timely and accurate way

  • Be highly organized in an environment with shifting priorities

  • Analyze data and metrics relating to the site activation pathway

  • Be responsible for driving increased efficiencies yielding a decrease in site activation cycle time


  • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent in clinical, science, or health-related field from an accredited institution or a licensed health-care professional (e.g., registered nurse) required

  • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required

  • Minimum 18 months of start-up lead exeperience - preferred

  • Minimum 3 years clinical research experience required or equivalent regulatory experience

  • Experience in managing and in meeting agreed on targets on clinical deliverables during the start-up phase of a project

  • Multi-country coordination experience or exposure to more than 1 country + cross-cultural awareness

  • Basic knowledge of clinical start-up process an requirements required

  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.