The Global Strategic Solutions team at ICON is the world's largest provider of Functional Service Provision (FSP). Before joining ICON as a Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA), Cristina Baron Torcal studied a pharmacy degree in her hometown and worked as a community pharmacist. She also held a position as a trainee CRA at one of ICON’s clients. After Cristina completed her training, she joined ICON as a fully qualified CRA. It’s at ICON that Cristina was able to develop her career and gain further knowledge.

While Cristina studied for her degree, she performed some basic scientific research in blood cancer cells. She’s since brought all her experience into ICON and grown as a professional. Cristina explained she has been able to learn from her colleagues every day in a collaborative environment that’s more like a family. The team is always helpful, she explained, no matter what roles people have, whether it’s CRA, Clinical Trial Managers or Payment Coordinators.

ICON’s mission has always been to help clients with the development of drugs and devices to save lives and make a positive impact on the community. Cristina’s pharmaceutical training was key to kickstarting her career as a CRA and with her skills and experience, it’s clear she has a bright future at ICON.

Why join the Global Strategic Solutions team at ICON?

Working at ICON is more than a job, it’s a calling for people who care and are passionate about improving patients’ lives. At ICON, we care about our people and your passion, you are key to our success. We aim to provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower our people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long-term career. 

It takes courage to move from one job to another, the process involves careful consideration. Reach out and have the conversation that would change your life and the lives of our patients. Our team of recruitment experts will provide the information you need in making the right decision.  

At ICON you will have the opportunity to work with one of the global top 20 pharmaceutical companies, working on novel therapies that deliver real impact. If you want a career with a difference, ICON is the place for you. Browse our CRA jobs and start your application.