Career Webinar - Working in Clinical Trials

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Topic: working in clinical trials

Do you enjoy working together in a team and are you a good planner? Then working in clinical trials is a perfect job opportunity for you. Clinical trial assistants (CTA) assist the clinical research teams in ensuring the most effective and efficient conduct of clinical research studies by providing administration and project tracking support, whereas Clinical research associates (CRA) plans, prepares and carries out clinical trials to test new or existing drugs and assess their safety and benefits of use. Does this sound intriguing to you? Join this online event where we talk with a CTA and CRA about their jobs.

Programme in short

16:00     Start and introduction
16:05     Marjolein Rozenboom
16:20     Q&A
16:30     Alumnus 2
16:45     Q&A
16:55     Closure

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Marjolein Rozeboom

My name is Marjolein Rozeboom, I am 25 years old and live in Utrecht. I am an enthusiastic person who find joy in traveling the world. Furthermore I am really into photography, hiking and cooking. I am a GSLS alumni and studied as a bachelor Biomedical Sciences and as a master Regenerative Medicine and Technology at the Utrecht University. I am currently working my first official job at IQVIA as a clinical research associate (CRA). This means I travel a lot for my work from hospital to hospital throughout the Netherlands to monitor clinical trials. I am responsible for keeping the clinical trial on track by checking if patient are fine, the site staff is trained well and maintain with the study coordinator. I am happy to tell you all about my job and to answer your questions.

Miriam Roelfsema

My name is Miriam, 39 years old, born in Houten, currently living in De Bilt (close to De Uithof) with my partner and 2 sons of 4 and 6 years old.

From 2002 to 2007, I finished the Bachelor Biology and the Master Science & Product Management at the UU. A few months after finishing my Master’s program, I starting working at IQVIA in a CRA traineeship early 2008.

I can’t believe this is almost 16 years ago and nowadays I’m still working with IQVIA! It has been a great journey since then, where I had the opportunity within IQVIA to work in different roles and departments and for different pharmaceutical companies.

Currently I’m Associate Director, Clinical Project Management and work with a team of approximately 120 (in)direct reports. These are highly skilled professionals who are leading global clinical trials and are part of the global clinical project teams for one of our global clients (a pharmaceutical company).

I’m very much looking forward to this career webinar to address any questions you may have about the clinical trial industry and to share with you my story. It may help you to create a better picture about what the world of clinical trials has to offer you!

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