If you are an ambitious Clinical Research Associate (CRA) interested in becoming a Clinical Trial Manager or Project Manager, listen to our webinar recording to discover how you can fast track your career with the ICON Strategic Solutions team.

Our leadership are committed to supporting our people in progressing based on their performance, rather than time spent in a particular role. This lunchtime webinar is an opportunity to learn how we can support you as well as giving you insight into what it’s like to be part of our team.

In this webinar, four members of our team shared insights and advice from their experience. We heard directly from two people who advanced from CRA, talkingabout how they became a Project Manager and a Clinical Trial Manager in less than 2 years. We also heard from two of our team managers about how they support high potential CRAs to progress fast.

If you’re curious about how ICON can help you advance your career, access this webinar for valuable insights into questions like:

  • What does it take to fast track your CRA career?
  • What is life really like in the ICON Strategic Solutions team?
  • What skills do you need to succeed in this fast-track career?
  • What do our managers look for, and how do they measure success?
  • What is important to managers when reviewing and supporting a high potential CRA?
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Meet our speakers

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Andrew Paluch

Global Early Clinical Development Manager

I am an experienced clinical trial manager with over 10 years in clinical and basic research. I joined ICON in 2016 as a CRA in a dedicated FSP partnership and was promoted to regional clinical trial manager (RCTM) in 2019, where I managed Phase 1/2 studies. Currently, as a GECDM, I manage several global Phase 1, First-in-Human studies. I have gained research experience across more than five therapeutic areas in various capacities in both traditional and risk based monitoring. I have had the opportunity to mentor more than 10 CRAs, 5 RCTMs, one GECDM and co-mentored a summer pharmacy intern. Consistently recognized by ICON for delivering high-quality results, meeting deadlines and efficiently managing resources.

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Mina Youssef

Global Study Manager

I have more than eight years of clinical research experience leading 20+ Phase I-III trials for several top 10 biopharmaceutical companies and small to large-sized contract research organizations. I started my career Strategic Solutions, the FSP Division at ICON, in 2018, as a CRA and since then I have been promoted to a Global Study Manager. I have a broad range of therapeutic expertise including oncology, cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, rheumatology and rare diseases, which spans all aspects of clinical trial operations and development. I have supported numerous sponsor and site audits, health authority inspections and program initiatives during my tenure at ICON. In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and trick training my two-year old Australian Shepherd, Leo.

Suzanne Nguyen

Manager, Global Program Management

I have over 22 years of robust and diverse experience working in clinical research including 10 years’ experience in trial management and 2 years in line management.  I have been with ICON for approximately 19 years. In my current position as a Operations Manager, I managed an array of positions in the FSP model.  I have worked as a CRC, CRA, LCRA, CTM, GCTM from study design to closeout, across all phases of research and on various therapeutic areas; including but not limited to Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders, Cardiovascular, Endocrine Disorders, Gastrointestinal, Psychiatric, Nervous System Disorders, General Disorders and Admin Site Conditions.

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Nicolás Samper

Senior Manager, Global Program Management

I’m bilingual (English and Spanish) with 24 years’ of sponsor and CRO research experience with Amgen, Genentech, Biogen, Bausch & Lomb. My CRO experience is with the Strategic Solutions group at ICON and IQVIA. I currently manage regional and global project managers within a dedicated FSP partnership. I have worked in Phase 1-4 regional and global studies at different levels including CTA, CRA, Regional Project Management and Global Project Management. My research experience has been in multiple therapeutic areas in Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device trials including Bone Health, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, GI, Immunology, Inflammation, Hematology, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Oncology in various capacities in traditional and Risk Based Monitoring.