2020 was our Clinical Team’s busiest year, for obvious reasons.

Our consultants work with both start-ups and established global businesses to ensure their talent pools are full of experienced candidates ensuring no delay to the clinical development, or testing phases of their products lifecycle.

Be it working with some of the world’s largest CROs and Bio-Pharmaceutical companies helping them to staff international clinical trials across Phases I to IV, or working with the clinical teams within the Pharmaceutical sector to ensure all clinically developed drugs make it to market – our team have the network of clients to provide you with opportunities for your next permanent or freelance position.

Clinical Trials

  • Whether phase I or phase IV of a clinical trial, at early planning stage or putting together a PMS team as products enters the market.
  • Either way our experienced consultants use their networks built up over an extended period within the industry to deliver opportunities (permanent & freelancers) on some of the most scientifically advanced Clinical trials operating in the world.
  • If you want to accelerate your experiences then reach out to the team to discuss where we have clients in need.

Clinical Evaluation

  • Can you put a CER together to order?
  • Comfortable working on more than one at a time?
  • Does the research element of the position of the role excite you?
  • Does your current role allow you to do all of this from your home office?
  • How CER’s are produced and where the work is done has been changing and that change has been accelerated this year.
  • Speak to a member of our team to hear what our clients are doing in this field today!

PMS and Post Market Clinical Follow-Up

  • Maybe its the Post Market Surveillance team that you have built your career within?
  • You enjoy analysing how a product has impacted the market, and finding where changes can be made for future iterations of the product.
  • Our teams work with some of the most innovative companies within healthcare so if its the release of a new drug or a robotic arm we will have clients with products to excite you in your world of PMS


  • Frustrated at working on the same product day after day, year after year?
  • Then Clinical Research Organisations (CRO's) can offer you that variety.
  • Many young start-ups have very innovative exciting young ideas, they often need to outsource the research element of the product lifecycle to a CRO to ensure no delays are met.
  • Working for a CRO can give you access to some of the most forward thinking products on the market, it gives you a variety of product and people you might not have  ordinarily.
  • Reach out to the team for an informal discussion about the CRO world.


Active jobs

Medical Affairs Director/Senior Manager

70,000EUR - 90,000EUR
Medical Affairs Director/Senior Manager Are you an expert in Medical/Clinical Affairs in Class III Implantable Devices? Are you looking to take your next step into a leadership role? Do you want to work with a global technology leader in regenerative medicine? We are currently supporting our client headquartered in Germany to strengthen their clinical/medical affairs function. This is a remote role, so you can be based anywhere in Germany but must be willing to travel from time to time. Does this sound like your next career step? Tasks Management of a small team (2-5 employees) Ensure regulatory compliance for clinical trials and medical products on the market in accordance to MDR, TGA and FDA Pre-market and post-market clinical projects, including medical writing, CERs, PMS, and PMCFs Clinical trial project management (documentation, budget planning, collaboration with stakeholders on an international level as well as CROs) Reimbursement and compliance (Europe, especially Germany) Your profile Degree in a scientific field such as biomedical, biology, medicine, medical engineering or a comparable field of study Experience in clinical (e.g. CER), regulatory affairs, bio-medical publication or medical writing, especially for class III implants Strong communication skills and project management experience Team player who can also work independently Knowledgeable in MS Office Fluency in English, German is a bonus Please apply with your CV or contact May-Lynn Capocciama-Knecht for further details on this opportunity and additional vacancies in R&D, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management. +49 30 1663 7750 #LI-MC2  

Clinical Application Specialist

Flexible, depending on experience
Are you a specialist in the cardiovascular field? Would you like to join a dynamic healthcare company who are innovating in the field to help transform treatment options for patients? Currently, our long-standing client are searching for a Clinical Application Specialist to join them and support their mission! *Can be based in Germany, or France with 50-60% travel expected. Focuses: Act as the designated expert on the device and educate hospital workers by imparting your knowledge. Train medical professionals in the handling, insertion, and troubleshooting of the device. Oversee in-service education initiatives and one-on-one training sessions in a hospital setting. Find prospects for the adoption of therapies in conjunction with other internal teams in Clinical Affairs and R&D. Work together with R&D to offer input on new device development and feature enhancements. Arrange and participate in patient screening meetings and offer assistance with device suitability and patient selection. Requirements: 5+ years of experience in Clinical Support/Clinical Application/Field Clinical activities within the cardiovascular field OR clinical experience as a Cardiovascular Technician, Physician Assistant or CV Sonographer. Strong customer-facing experience and great communication skills. Experience in clinical engineering from roles connected to the industry that aid in clinical case assistance and development. Experience in presenting clinical and medical information. Willingness to travel (50-60%). Fluency in English is required. If you're interested in this position, please apply here and/or contact Hollie Dear at Adaptive Life Science for more information. #LI-HB1  #LI-Remot

Senior Clinical Affairs Specialist

65,000EUR - 80,000EUR depeding on experience
Senior Clinical Affairs Specialist Are you interested in joining an award-winning company who are innovating in the field of cardiotherapy? Are you experienced with pre-market and post-market clinical studies for active medical devices up to class III? We're currently supporting a client in the medical device industry who are head-quartered just outside of Munich and are looking to strengthen their Clinical Affairs function. This is a hybrid position, so you must be accessible to the site. Could you be their new Senior Clinical Affairs Specialist? Tasks Responsible for the strategy and execution of clinical evaluation for medical devices up to Class III Look after the conception and the evaluation of follow-up studies Collaborate with clinical partners for various research projects Provide scientific input while supporting other areas of the organization Provide mentorship and sharing your expertise with colleagues Your profile Degree in a technical or scientific field, ideally in the direction of medical technology Several years of experience in clinical evaluation and follow-up of active medical devices up to class III Solid foundational knowledge of relevant regulatory and normative requirements (MDR, ISO 14155, MDCG Guidance etc.) Team player who can also work independently Eager to learn attitude and willingness to share your knowledge Fluency in German and English Please apply with your CV or contact May-Lynn Capocciama-Knecht for further details on this opportunity and additional vacancies in R&D, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management. +49 30 1663 7750 #LI-MC2  

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04. 01. 2023

Onboarding. What is it, why is it so important, and how can you make it better?

What is onboarding? Companies spend a significant amount of their time looking for the perfect candidate in order to fill an open role in their organization. However, it is often forgotten that the job of the HR function or Hiring Manager is not finished once they hire the right candidate. To transform a new (and likely very nervous) starter into a productive team member, an effectively planned onboarding program is required.  Statistics show that 90% of employees make the decision on whether to stay with a company or leave, within the first 6 months from the start date. Onboarding can have a massive impact on your mindset.  A better onboarding experience improves new employee satisfaction, engagement, and performance. Some scary figures to consider:​ After a disastrous first day, 5% of new employees quit immediately. Within the first 45 days of employment, 20% of new employees will leave. Almost one-third of all new employees leave the company (voluntarily or involuntarily) before the end of their first year.​  A good onboarding process expedites the integration of new employees while lowering costs. Replacing an employee typically costs an organization between 50 and 150 percent of the departing employee's annual salary!  How can you make an effective and successful onboarding program? Onboarding programs can differ depending on the size and culture of the company. However, there are some common tips and rules used in successful onboarding programs. Before we get to the training part, it is crucial to ensure that new starters are provided with the needed resources to be efficient. Such resources depending on your work might include: ​Passwords, log in details for software, and the keys to access the building  DeskWork uniformAttendance tool Tablet, Computer, or phone​  Having this, you can be confident that they have what they need which would make it less stressful for both you and the employee. Top Tip: Highly motivated employees will go the extra mile, so don’t be afraid to point them in the right direction! Provide a reading list or suggest a few useful websites that will allow them to independently research and accelerate their learning. Complete the paperwork before their start date  Documents like the contract of employment, payroll forms, work requirements & VISA need to be finished before day 1. The quicker you are done with the important documents, the faster you can put your mind on planning the engagement part of the onboarding. Nowadays, instead of posting the documents, consider an electronic signature. This is a quick way to avoid any delays and allows the employee to keep all important documents stored electronically too. The team and communication Building the employee/manager relationship from day one is essential for communication. According to the data, 61% of ‘best at’ onboarding businesses allow their managers to be part of the hiring process making the status of new hires accessible for them. Through applying this process of engagement between manager and new starter you provide the employee with the best practices, knowing that they are being followed in the correct way.  Top Tip: Don’t be afraid to communicate before the first day! Send a welcome email, set up a virtual coffee, give some insights into the onboarding process. New starters appreciate the contact, and you’ll appreciate having a strong foundation from Day 1 to build on. Create a welcome experience and provide them with culture aspect of the companyHave a clear owner of the orientation experience – is it the hiring manager or a human resources representative who will walk them through the office, show them where the kitchen, good coffee machine, and best bathrooms are?  Make the new hire feel truly special by allowing them to decorate the space if they have a dedicated workstation. If you're hot-desking or working remotely, consider making a fun, travel-sized pack. Hot desking may be unfamiliar to many people, so making a caddy full of treats may help to normalize the experience. Top Tip: Create a welcome pack! It can be inexpensive and include some essentials like a branded water bottle, pens, mousepad, and a voucher for a desk plant.  After the first dayAfter let’s say 4, 6 months, a year… How are you staying in touch with that employee overtime? Onboarding should not end after the first week.  Setting your employees up for long-term success requires clear goals, objectives, and succession planning. This is where probation management comes into play. It's simply not enough to hire a superstar and expect them to perform flawlessly all the time. To help them thrive, every top talent has a great coach and support network. Share goals and set regular check ins. When the best practice of onboarding is carried out, it benefits not only the new employee but also the manager and the organization as a whole. 
08. 04. 2021

What are the ‘in demand’ competencies of a Regulatory Affairs professional?

The medical device landscape is continuing to evolve as we see an increase in AI, surgical robotics, molecular diagnostics, and digital health. Even for the most traditional medical device manufacturers, the ongoing challenges of regulatory compliance, entry into new markets and keeping a harmonious balance between internal departments is prevalent.So, for the professionals working in the highly demanding role within a Regulatory Affairs team, what sets you apart from the rest in this constantly ever-changing professional landscape? What will allow you to develop ahead of schedule and continue professional development? I imagine if you are reading this and we are connected, you already have the technical competence with product registrations for medical devices, relevant academic study experience in Life Sciences or Engineering. Let’s call this the technical and core competencies.What I would like to share with you is the soft, professional skills companies are looking for. The things that start-up, mid-sized and global medical device companies are talking to me about… Every Single Day.Stakeholder management and challenging the status quo Being able to challenge the status quo, having a ‘seat at the table’ internally and being the logical, clear voice of regulatory. Clearly communicating the department wants, needs, challenges, limitations, and hard limits with regards to compliance. Replicating this externally, perhaps with suppliers or the Notified Body. Confidence is key and having the ability to be a change driver in an organisation – companies need these skills to stay innovative and agile in an increasingly competitive and challenging market. Organisational and Project Management In regulatory, unless you are in a large organisation with a clearly divided RA function, normally you will be wearing many hats and working across several areas in the business from R&D, QM, RA and auditing. Companies always have projects on-going and systematic organisation skills are key. Especially with entry into new markets and the transition to MDR and IVDR, perhaps working towards MDSAP or a first ISO13485 certification. Be sure to work on your PM skills and pick up those project leading/contributing skills. Communication skills – The ability to speak the language of engineering and regulatory This links back to point one but essentially, being able to navigate the internal structure and competing demands within the business is key. From R&D who are pushing innovation, to sales whose focus is to get the products out the door, you need to show how you handle these potential roadblocks and come to a conclusion that still meets compliance. Also, translating the data and documentation from engineering into the regulatory framework and QMS is such a valuable skill – showing that you are not only comfortable with the paperwork, but also getting a bit technical. Showcasing your listening skills and ability to negotiate with commercial acumen will gain the respect of senior business leaders who perhaps, have limited knowledge of regulatory and are in genuine need of your expert opinion and guidance. It’s not always going to be easy, but we all love a challenge, right? Working independently and as part of the team Autonomous working, especially in the post-COVID-19 remote working world is going to be so important. It was even before! Whether the company is 10 people or 10,000, medical companies need professionals who can stand on their own two feet, plan their days, have awareness of the priorities and pressures but most importantly, still ask for support when it is needed. I spend 50% of my time with my clients understanding their role requirements but the other 50% is dedicated to understanding the team, culture, environment, and people. It’s important to show you are able to build relationships with a multi-disciplinary department and be a team player towards the common goal. Resilience I will never forget the time a candidate messaged me two minutes before a call and typed “Rebecca, I have to reschedule. I’m stuck on the other line with the Russian MoH dealing with chaos!” There are going to be challenges in every day, but also variety, working with like-minded people and making a difference in the world. In interviews, competency-based assessment will be a topic. Questions like “R&D owe you a document to be able to submit a time critical submission, but they are dragging their feet and don’t see the urgency. How would you handle this situation?” This is the type of question we see come up a lot, particularly from multi-nationals and start-ups.  Dealing with organisational change, resource management, increasing regulatory pressures and interrelationship demands internally are all challenges that will bring you personal and professional growth, extremely valuable in the industry as you progress your career into a more strategic/influencing role. Your job is vitally important. You keep the medical world spinning, patients living longer and leading happier lives. There is a shortage of supply in regulatory affairs and increasing demand, but do not forget the soft skills mentioned above to set you apart from the rest!What competencies do you think are necessary for a successful career in Regulatory Affairs?