The MedSIR Team

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The true everyday and constant value of MedSIR for the design and management of clinical research studies lies in its ability to bring together, develop, and maintain a multifunctional team of highly-motivated, dynamic, and proactive professionals. MedSIR is made up of well-rounded, out-of-the-box thinkers that bring value to the company thanks in part to prior professional and personal experience but, more importantly, a strong drive and a positive, winning attitude. It is important that we take the same global approach to our work as our clients do with their practice-changing drugs. In other words, excellence working together with excellence.


«Strong and creative minds to generate novel, out-of-the-box ideas»


While MedSIR activities involve numerous qualified individuals (top researchers, research teams, nurses, statisticians, etc…) spread out across the globe, the Core MedSIR Team based in Barcelona is what ties everything together:

EXECUTIVE BOARD


  • ANNA GIBERNAU

    ANNA GIBERNAU

    Executive Director

    With a PhD in Pharmacy (Barcelona University), Anna initiated her career on clinical research after her Master of Science in Biopharmacy at King’s College (University of London, UK) in 1992. Additional degrees include the Executive Educational Program at Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Finance for Directors at ESADE Business School (Barcelona), Six Sigma Green Belt Award within the Corporate Quality Improvement department of the United Health Group (Salt Lake City, USA) and PMP® from Project Management Institute® (Pennsylvania, USA).

    Anna has proven expertise to promote and execute clinical trials with risk-based approach, 6σ and PMI methodology, to cut down investment costs while maintaining quality across all project life cycle. As director has driven more than 42 clinical trials in multiple indications and lead Functional Services Provision, from Drug Early Development to Commercialization. Since 1988, she has assumed multiple roles at Pharma Industry (Laboratorios Boiron, Parke Davis, Laboratorios Cusí, Bieffe Medital) and Clinical Research Organizations (Ingenix, Inventiv Health), from Technical Director, Quality Assurance, Clinical Research Operations and Innovative scientific medical knowledge enterprises, such as MedSIR.

    Over the last 25 years she has managed clinical trials for more than 40 pharmaceutical companies worldwide and clinical research teams in Europe, South America and Asia Pacific region for drug development in oncology, neuroscience, cardiovascular, vaccines, metabolic and infectious diseases among other therapeutic areas from phase 0 to IV.

    Since 2012 Anna collaborates as Scientific Director of the Master in Clinical Research and Medical Affairs organized by CESIF.

  • MARIA CAMPOS

    MARIA CAMPOS

    Strategic Director

    María Campos earned her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona followed by a Degree in Quality Assurance from the American Society of Quality Control and since then began her career of now more than 20 years in the field Clinical Research.

    Maria has spent the bulk of the last two decades in the field of Oncology in both US and European Pharmaceutical Companies, with the majority of her time spent in solid tumors (lung and breast cancer) and in liquid tumors such as Non-Hodgkin’s disease and Myeloma.

    Over these years Maria developed a strong interest for the development of pharmacological treatments with a special focus on the optimization and innovation of traditional drug developmental processes in order to help increase efficiency and success rates of new molecules in the “fight against cancer”. In 2012, with this goal and dream in mind, Maria helped found, together with experts in Oncology, the company called Medica Scientia Innovation Research (MedSIR) and currently holds the position of Scientific Director.

    Maria is very well-travelled and speaks Catalan, Spanish and English fluently and has working knowledge of French.

  • FRANÇOIS RIVA

    FRANÇOIS RIVA

    Business Development Director

    Following an undergraduate degree in 1998 in Molecular Biology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, François completed a Masters degree in Biochemistry as an Erasmus student at the University of Barcelona. This lead to 3 years of basic research in neuroscience at the Jules Gonin Institute of Ophtahlamology in Lausanne Switzerland.

    In 2005, François began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a Clinical Research Assistant in the Division of Oncology at Pierre Fabre Ibérica, working in various phase I, II, and III trials in Lung, Breast, and Bladder Cancer. This lead to a position as Regional Sales Representative for Navelbine oral and IV in Breast and Lung Cancer while completing a Masters in Pharmaceutical Marketing at the Universidad de Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. In 2008, he moved to Roche Farma as a Sales Representative for Xeloda, Avastin, Tarceva, and Herceptin in Digestive Tumors. Following this experience, François moved to Eisai Farmaceútica as a Key Account Manager to help in the Spanish launch of Halaven in Metastatic Breast Cancer. A jump to the Medical Department in Eisai allowed François to gain valuable experience in Medical Affairs and drug development for Halaven, Lenvima in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, and Targretin for Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma.

    François speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently and has acquired a good knowledge of Catalan. In his free time, he enjoys various sports such as Triathlon, Tennis, and Crossfit Training.

  • ALICIA GARCÍA

    ALICIA GARCÍA

    Operations Director

    Alicia has both academic and drug development experience. On the academic side, she obtained her PhD degree in neuropharmacology and afterwards continued her post-doctoral career in pre-clinical research at the Cardiology Unit at Vall d’Hebron and Neurobiology department at the University of Barcelona.

    In drug development, Alicia started her career in clinical research at Bayer. From there she moved to positions of increasing responsibilities in different biopharma companies (Almirall, Jassen Pharmaceutica, Merck Serono and Novartis) where she was involved in the management of key clinical trials in the development of drugs such as aclidinium (COPD), bortezomib (multiple myeloma) or in the global team responsible for the development of safinamide (Parkinson’s disease). Main therapeutic areas of expertise include Oncology, Neurology and Respiratory as well as Vaccines and Fertility.

    Alicia has broad experience encompassing the entire spectrum of drug development from the early clinical to the latest phases including launch and phase IV clinical studies, with robust knowledge and overall vision of the multiple aspects involved in clinical research. She has proven ability to lead large, multinational and cross-functional teams.

    She enjoys working in an international, diverse and dynamic environment and is passionate to take on new challenges and keep learning.

SCIENTIFIC TEAM


SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT


  • ANDREA MALFETTONE

    ANDREA MALFETTONE

    Scientific Support

    With a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Postgraduate Specialization School in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Bari (Italy), Andrea confirmed his desire to deepen his knowledge in the field of Molecular Oncology and Translational Medicine. In 2007, Andrea started his work experience as Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute of Bari (Italy), where his research activity was mainly focused on the identification of new potential molecular biomarkers of prognosis and response to treatment in breast cancer and colorectal tumors.

    In 2013, Andrea decided to give an international scope to his research training, moving to Barcelona (Spain) with a European Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship under his arm. After an experience as Visiting Research Fellow at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Andrea obtained his PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona in 2016 with a translational-minded thesis about the role of TGF-β on “stemness” properties in human hepatocellular carcinoma.

    As part of his second Master’s Degree in Management and Monitoring of Clinical Trials from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia (Spain), Andrea joined MedSIR in April 2017 as Project Management Assistant. His passion for Health & Life Sciences, his strong experience in basic/translational research in Oncology with a proven publication track record and his motivation for professional challenges have played a key role in Andrea’s advancement to Site Manager and Medical Writer since October 2017.

    Andrea speaks English, Spanish, and Italian fluently.

  • ROLDÁN CORTÉS

    ROLDÁN CORTÉS

    Scientific Support

    After obtaining a Chemistry and a Biochemistry Degree from the University of Salamanca and a Molecular Biotechnology Master’s Degree from the University of Barcelona, Roldán decided he wanted to study tumor metabolism in order to find new diagnostic methods and therapeutic approaches to fight cancer. In 2014 he obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology with a focus in cancer metabolomics in the University of Barcelona, and subsequently he worked as a Post-Doc Researcher, Project Manager and Assistant Professor in the University of Barcelona.

    During his years of experience in scientific research, Roldán acquired expertise not only in the molecular study of cancer and in many different biochemical analysis techniques, but also in setting up new methods and workflows, supervising junior scientists and coordinating both public and privately founded academic-industry collaborative projects.

    In 2016 he started a Master’s Degree in Medical Studies Monitoring by the Barcelona Official College of Physicians, and in 2017 he joined MedSIR fascinated by the company’s approach to strategically-designed, patient-centered, investigator-driven clinical trials in oncology. His expertise in health sciences, his passion about translational medical research and his experience with multidisciplinary projects make him an ideal addition to MedSIR’s team, and a fierce enthusiast of our vision of developing innovative ways to improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide.

    Roldán speaks English, Spanish, and Catalan fluently.

  • CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ

    CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ

    International Network Specialist

    Christian obtained his PhD in Genetics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2010. He carried out his PhD research at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), where he investigated the effects of abnormal chromosome content – a phenomenon found across many tumor types – on cell growth and cell division. This experience cemented his passion for cancer research. 

    Shortly after his PhD, Christian began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a research consultant at Deallus Consulting in London (United Kingdom). At Deallus, he worked in a wide range of competitive intelligence projects spanning Oncology, Generics and Vaccines. Following this experience, Christian returned to the lab and joined the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. At Columbia, Christian developed – in close collaboration with fellow clinicians from the Department of Neurosurgery – a method to study protein synthesis in brain tumors using next-generation sequencing tools. Christian then returned to Europe and, following a stay at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen, he joined the Industry Alliance Office of Amsterdam Neuroscience as a Business Development Manager. In this role, Christian worked with principal investigators from universities and hospitals in the greater Amsterdam area and with European and international pharma stakeholders, with a view to developing collaborative projects at both the clinical and preclinical levels and advancing new diagnostic tools and new therapies in several neurological disease indications. Christian has a keen interest in clinical development and in helping to bring new treatment options to patients.

    Christian speaks English and Spanish fluently and has working knowledge of French. He has lived in several countries in Europe, North America and the Caribbean, and he thoroughly enjoys traveling. 

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS


  • JOSÉ PÉREZ

    JOSÉ PÉREZ

    Medical Scientist
  • DAVID PÁEZ

    DAVID PÁEZ

    Medical Scientist
  • MIGUEL SAMPAYO

    Statistical Expert

TRIAL MANAGEMENT


TRIAL MANAGERS


  • CRISTINA MASFERRER

    CRISTINA MASFERRER

    International Trial Lead

    With a Degree in Pharmacy in 2012 from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s Degree from the CESIF (Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Indústria Farmacéutica y Parafarmacéutica) in 2013, Cristina began her career in the Quality Assurance department of Lácer.

    Following this experience, which included the supervising that company activities were in line with the quality management plan, Cristina joined MedSIR in 2014 in the role of Project Management and Quality Assurance Assistant. During this time, Cristina collaborated on many different projects, gaining valuable experience in the field of Clinical Trials in Oncology. After this successful induction phase, Cristina made the jump to Project Manager leading the European expansion of the NSABP’s phase II FB-7 trial as well as assisting in the management of the pan-European PARSIFAL study. Currently, Cristina is leading the brain metastasis PHENOMENAL phase II study in Spain. Her rise and growth within MedSIR has been remarkable and she is now a key piece of MedSIR’s Trial Management Team as well as the Marketing & Communications Department Manager.

    Cristina has also completed the INESDI Master’s program for Digital and Inbound Marketing and speaks Spanish, Catalan, and English fluently with basic knowledge of German.

    She is crazy about playing Tennis and Padel, and also enjoys both road and mountain biking in her free time.

  • SILVIA MONZONÍS

    SILVIA MONZONÍS

    International Trial Lead

    With a Degree in Biotechnology in 2005 from the University Autónoma of Barcelona and a Master’s Degree from the IUSC (International University Study Center) in 2006, Silvia began her career in Infociencia Clinical Research as clinical reseach associate.

    Following this experience, Silvia joined Inventiv Health in 2007 working for Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis Farmacéutica as Clinical Resarch Associate and Lead Clinical Research Associate. In 2013 Silvia started working as Clinical Project Manager internal staff in Novartis Farmacéutica involved in the development of important drugs in lung, gastrointestinal, sarcomas and CNS cancer. Over the last 10 years she managed clinical trials and studies in some different therapeutic areas as Cardiology, Ophthalmology, HIV, Respiratory, Pediatric urology and Oncology from phases I to IV.

    Silvia joined MedSIR in March 2016 as Global Clinical Project Manager and she is involved in the FB-7 phase II trial, PIQUR phase I/IIb clinical trial, and new clinical trial with Xofigo in prostate cancer. She is part of the Operations Team of MedSIR and she is very interested in global and dynamic environment that characterize MedSIR projects.

    Silvia speaks Spanish, Catalan, and English fluently with basic knowledge of French.

  • LOURDES GÓMEZ

    LOURDES GÓMEZ

    International Trial Lead

    With a Degree in Pharmacy in 2008 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master’s Degree from the COMB (Official College of Physicians of Barcelona) in 2009, Lourdes began her career in Almirall Laboratories as Drug Safety Associate.

    Following this experience, Lourdes joined ClinTec International in 2010 working for Pfizer Inc as Clinical Research Associate I in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension area. From 2011 to 2015 Lourdes was at Inventiv Health Clinical working for Novartis Farmacéutica GMO Division as Clinical Research Associate II and as Senior Clinical Research Associate & Lead CRA involved in the development of drugs for renal carcinoma, GIST, Cushing, SEGA-TSC, glioblastoma and skin cancer as well as Myelogenous Leukemia. Over the last 8 years she managed clinical trials and studies in some different therapeutic areas such as Cardiology, Respiratory, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal, Renal, Pediatric Neurology and Haematology/Oncology from phases I to IV.

    Lourdes joined MedSIR in September 2016 as Clinical Project Manager and she is involved in the EXCAAPE phase II trial (Prostate cancer), AZENT phase IIa trial (Lung cancer) and NOBROLA phase II trial (Breast cancer). She is part of the Clinical Operations Team and she is very interested in international projects and in taking on new challenges and keep learning.

  • MARÍA SIÓ

    MARIA SIÓ

    International Trial Lead

    Maria graduated from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a Master’s degree in Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology in 2010, starting her career in the Medical Oncology Department of Novartis Farmacéutica.

    Maria joined Inventiv Health in 2010 working for Novartis Farmacéutica with a successful evolution as Clinical Research Associate, Lead Clinical Research Associate and Clinical Monitoring Project Lead participating in the development of drugs for Cushing’s disease, Acromegaly, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, RCC, Endometrial Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Gastric Cancer, Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, Lymphoma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, among others.

    Over the last 7 years Maria has been involved and has coordinated phase I to phase III clinical trials in several therapeutic areas in Oncology, Hematology and Rare Diseases at both a local and international level.

    Maria joined MedSIR in April 2017 as Project Manager of two new breast cancer phase II projects: KELLY and NOBROLA. Being part of the Clinical Operations Team, Maria is ready for new challenges and improving her international experience.

    Maria fluently speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and Hebrew.

  • SALVADOR RIBAS

    SALVADOR RIBAS

    International Trial Lead

    With a Ph.D. in Philosophy in Bioethics from the University of Barcelona (2005), and with two Master’s Degrees: one in Bioethics and Law (1998), and another one in Clinical Trials (2006), Salvador has broad experience in clinical monitoring, site management, compliance assessment, mentoring, training and oversight programs for Clinical Research Associates.

    He has worked as a Clinical Research Associate on several international studies and has been responsible for overall site management for more than 6 years and Training and Development Management for over 3 years. He also has acquired experience in Risk Assessments and Auditing as a Quality Assurance Auditor. Salvador joined MedSIR in June 2017 as International Trial Lead.

    As Independent Expert for the European Commission, Salvador has been involved in evaluating proposals, reporting, and formulating recommendations as Ethics Expert since 2014.

    As a Bioethicist and Clinical Ethics Consultant, Salvador has been a teacher in several courses for both academic and non- academic institutions, offering lessons and conferences. During his period as Research Assistant at the University of Barcelona he had the opportunity to stay at the Zentrum für medizinische Ethik at the Ruhr-Universität (Bochum, Germany), and at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University (Washington DC, United States), as well as an author of publications related to Bioethics. Salvador is a member of the International Society for Clinical Bioethics.

    Salvador speaks Catalan, Spanish, English fluently and he also has knowledge of French and German.

  • LAURA CALABUIG

    LAURA CALABUIG

    International Trial Lead

    With a Degree in Pharmacy in 2001 from the University Autónoma of Valencia and a Master’s of Clinical Analysis from the University of Valencia in 2003, Laura began her career as Study Coordinator for Oncology clinical trials at the Valencian Institute of Oncology (VIO).

    In 2006 Laura started working as Site Coordinator a the Hospital Arnau de Vilanova Lleida, managing all phases of the Oncology trials. In 2010 Laura returned to the VIO as Site Coordinator for Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Gynecology and Radiology clinical trials.

    Following this experience, Laura joined GEICAM in January 2016 working as Clinical Research Associate for several Breast Cancer trials.

    Laura joined MedSIR in March 2017 as International Trial Lead and she is involved in the THELMA phase I trial. She is part of the Operations Team of MedSIR and she is very interested in the global and dynamic environment that characterize MedSIR projects.

    Laura speaks Spanish and English fluently.

  • NOEMÍ LÓPEZ

    NOEMÍ LÓPEZ

    International Trial Lead

    With a Master’s Degree as Clinical Trial Coordinator Specialist in Clinical Research from the IUSC (International University Study Center), Noemí began her career as Study Coordinator at the Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet (Zaragoza) in Oncology Unit during 7 years, covering phase Ib to IV studies in all tumor types.

    She has been a member of the Management Board of the Spanish Study Coordinator Association CICOM (Coordinadores de Investigación Clínica de Oncología Médica) since 2016.

    In 2014, Noemi developed her own software application as director and owner of ASCENapp, an application for clinical trial patients.

    Noemí joined MedSIR in September 2017 as International Trial Lead (Project Manager) and she is involved in the AZENT and SLLIP lung cancer trials while also working on the start-up phase of a new breast clinical trial.

    She enjoys working in a dynamic environment and is passionate to take on new challenges and continuous learning.

    Noemí speaks Spanish and English fluently and has studied 5 years of French.

  • PILAR BESCÓS

    PILAR BESCÓS

    International Trial Lead

    With a Degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (UB), Pilar became a member of the Biomolecular Research Project at the Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland in 2007. After this international experience, and back in Barcelona, she continued her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry at the Business Development Department of Lacer, and later at Isdin. There her role was to ensure the smooth running of projects and maintain a constant communication with partners regarding in-licensing opportunities for both companies, getting used to working with multidisciplinary teams.

    In 2012, Pilar became a committed Project Manager at InventivHealth Clinical, diligently overseeing clinical trials in different therapeutic areas such as Cardiovascular, Hepatitis, Respiratory and Oncology from phases I to III. Pilar joined the MedSIR team in 2017 as International Trial Lead and she is involved in the large European Breast Cancer phase II project: the PHERGain study.

    Since 2015, Pilar collaborates as a Professor of the Clinical Trials Monitoring Master’s Program organized by the IUSC in Barcelona. She dedicates some of her time keeping up-dated on the different fields she is interested in such as social media, human rights, and travelling, and she is also actively committed to social and environmental issues in the community.

TRIAL SUPPORT


  • MARTA MARTÍNEZ DE FALCÓN

    MARTA MARTÍNEZ DE FALCÓN

    Site Manager from VALESTA

    With a Degree in Pharmacy in 2014 from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials Monitoring and Medical Affairs in 2016 from the CESIF, Marta initiated her career in Clinical Research at MedSIR as Assistant to International Trial Lead Trainee.

    Her enthusiasm and excellent time management skills have played a key role in Marta’s development as a Site Manager since November 2016, while, in the meantime, she is supporting the leadership of the start-up activities of the new European breast cancer phase II project: the PHERGain Study.

    Marta speaks Catalan, Spanish, French, and English fluently.

  • LEONARDO MINA

    LEONARDO MINA

    Site Manager from VALESTA

    After obtaining a Bachelor´s degree in Biology in 2002 from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Leonardo jumped to the other side of the ocean to complete a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, later obtaining his PhD in Virology in 2010 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Over the following 5 years, Leo continued his career as a Post-doc in the field of Fanconi Anemia (FA) at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where his work focused on exploring the FA/BRCA pathway as a new target for anti-tumoral therapies.

    Leo has extensive experience as a Biomedical researcher. Over the course of his career, he has consistently shown the ability to produce and deliver good-quality experimental results suitable for publication in top-level international peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, his knowledge of scientific methodology combined with statistical know-how make him a valuable asset to collect and analyze complex datasets.

    As part of the Master’s Degree from the COMB (Official College of Physicians of Barcelona), Leo joined MedSIR in June 2016 as a Project Management Assistant, getting involved and collaborating in many different projects.

  • RAQUEL GORDO

    RAQUEL GORDO

    Site Manager from VALESTA

    Raquel graduated from the University Autónoma of Madrid in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2009, starting her career in Biomedical Research at the IdiPAZ Institute of Biomedical Research, La Paz Hospital.

    In 2015, Raquel obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology, Biomedicine and Biochemistry from the University Autónoma of Madrid. Her research focused on the discovery of new drugs/molecules in the treatment of a progressive familial intrahepatic rare disease. Her research lead to several publications in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals.

    She joined MedSIR in October 2016 occupying the position of Assistant Clinical Project Manager. Since April 2017 she has been involved in the EXCAAPE phase II trial (Prostate Cancer), AZENT phase IIa trial (Lung Cancer), and the SLLIP trial (Lung Cancer) as Site Manager. She is part of the Clinical Operations Team and is very interested in taking on new challenges and, just like all of us at MedSIR, continuously learning.

  • ANDREA MALFETTONE

    ANDREA MALFETTONE

    Site Manager from VALESTA

    With a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Postgraduate Specialization School in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Bari (Italy), Andrea confirmed his desire to deepen his knowledge in the field of Molecular Oncology and Translational Medicine. In 2007, Andrea started his work experience as Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute of Bari (Italy), where his research activity was mainly focused on the identification of new potential molecular biomarkers of prognosis and response to treatment in breast cancer and colorectal tumors.

    In 2013, Andrea decided to give an international scope to his research training, moving to Barcelona (Spain) with a European Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship under his arm. After an experience as Visiting Research Fellow at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Andrea obtained his PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona in 2016 with a translational-minded thesis about the role of TGF-β on “stemness” properties in human hepatocellular carcinoma.

    As part of his second Master’s Degree in Management and Monitoring of Clinical Trials from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia (Spain), Andrea joined MedSIR in April 2017 as Project Management Assistant. His passion for Health & Life Sciences, his strong experience in basic/translational research in Oncology with a proven publication track record and his motivation for professional challenges have played a key role in Andrea’s advancement to Site Manager and Medical Writer since October 2017.

    Andrea speaks English, Spanish, and Italian fluently.

  • ROLDÁN CORTÉS

    ROLDÁN CORTÉS

    Site Manager from VALESTA

    After obtaining a Chemistry and a Biochemistry Degree from the University of Salamanca and a Molecular Biotechnology Master’s Degree from the University of Barcelona, Roldán decided he wanted to study tumor metabolism in order to find new diagnostic methods and therapeutic approaches to fight cancer. In 2014 he obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology with a focus in cancer metabolomics in the University of Barcelona, and subsequently he worked as a Post-Doc Researcher, Project Manager and Assistant Professor in the University of Barcelona.

    During his years of experience in scientific research, Roldán acquired expertise not only in the molecular study of cancer and in many different biochemical analysis techniques, but also in setting up new methods and workflows, supervising junior scientists and coordinating both public and privately founded academic-industry collaborative projects.

    In 2016 he started a Master’s Degree in Medical Studies Monitoring by the Barcelona Official College of Physicians, and in 2017 he joined MedSIR fascinated by the company’s approach to strategically-designed, patient-centered, investigator-driven clinical trials in oncology. His expertise in health sciences, his passion about translational medical research and his experience with multidisciplinary projects make him an ideal addition to MedSIR’s team, and a fierce enthusiast of our vision of developing innovative ways to improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide.

    Roldán speaks English, Spanish, and Catalan fluently.

  • IÑAKI JIMÉNEZ

    IÑAKI JIMÉNEZ

    Site Manager from VALESTA

    Iñaki holds a degree in Biology from the University of Oviedo and a Master degree in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine from the University of Cantabria. He has carried out his doctoral research in RAS signaling pathways obtaining his PhD from the University of Cantabria in 2017.

    Iñaki moved to Barcelona leaving the ever-green landscape of Catabria to complete the Master’s Degree on Clinical Trial Monitoring from IUSC (International University Study Center) joining MedSIR as part of his trainin on this master. Since April 2018, he is part of the Clinical Operations Team as Site Manager in the PHERGain Study.

    Iñaki speaks Spanish and English fluently.

  • MARIA DIAZ

    MARIA DIAZ

    Clinical Trial Assistant

    Personal Assistant, Planner and Executive Secretary, Maria has been developing her career for 10 years within the Chemical Industry supporting the Account and Marketing areas and working lately as purchasing manager for the Italian market. For the last 8 years she has been at VHIO (Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology) providing daily operational and administrative support to Investigators.

    Now at MedSIR she brings her expertise and skills to apply them on the Operational team. She is enthusiastic and grateful to join this innovative company and eager to take new challenges on the Clinical Trials field. She speaks Spanish, Catalan, fluently English and knowledge of French and Italian

    On personal area, Maria likes theater and cinema, being involved in several artistic projects. Also, she is interested in human rights and social education.

QUALITY


  • DUNA ZARAGOZA

    DUNA ZARAGOZA

    Quality Manager

    With a Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Barcelona (2002, Spain), Duna initiated her career in Clinical Research after her Master in Clinical Trial Coordination at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Additionally, Duna went on to earn a Master in Management of Research & Development of European Projects at IDEC.

    As a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) at the Hospital Sant Pau, Duna was involved in clinical trials in Hematology, Rheumatology and Psychiatry. Since 2003, she has assumed multiples roles in a CRO, as a CRA, Head of the Communications Department, and as Project Manager in clinical trials and medical marketing projects. Duna also had the opportunity to collaborate in the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of follicular lymphoma.

    She has managed clinical trials from phases I to IV and studies for several pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer, Eisai, Ferrer, Grifols, Isdin, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, and Eli Lilly.

    From 2012 to 2015, Duna held the position of Project Manager of clinical trials at MedSIR. She currently is applying her knowledge of Psychology in the role of People Manager within MedSIR’s Human Resources Department as well as collaborating with the Quality Assurance Department.

    Duna is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, and English.

  • IRENE MARIMÓN

    IRENE MARIMÓN

    Quality Expert from iCROM

    With a degree in Biology and a postgraduate specialization Course in Quality Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Research, I started being involved in clinical research in Nov 1996. After several years working as CRA in COPD, infectious diseases, cardiology and transplant clinical trials, I had the opportunity to become the head of the Oncology clinical trials office at Hospital Vall d’Hebron. Currently at i-CROM since Feb 2012, providing Quality services to MedSIR ARO.

  • SALVADOR RIBAS

    SALVADOR RIBAS

    Quality Assurance Consultant

    With a Ph.D. in Philosophy in Bioethics from the University of Barcelona (2005), and with two Master’s Degrees: one in Bioethics and Law (1998), and another one in Clinical Trials (2006), Salvador has broad experience in clinical monitoring, site management, compliance assessment, mentoring, training and oversight programs for Clinical Research Associates.

    He has worked as a Clinical Research Associate on several international studies and has been responsible for overall site management for more than 6 years and Training and Development Management for over 3 years. He also has acquired experience in Risk Assessments and Auditing as a Quality Assurance Auditor. Salvador joined MedSIR in June 2017 as International Trial Lead.

    As Independent Expert for the European Commission, Salvador has been involved in evaluating proposals, reporting, and formulating recommendations as Ethics Expert since 2014.

    As a Bioethicist and Clinical Ethics Consultant, Salvador has been a teacher in several courses for both academic and non- academic institutions, offering lessons and conferences. During his period as Research Assistant at the University of Barcelona he had the opportunity to stay at the Zentrum für medizinische Ethik at the Ruhr-Universität (Bochum, Germany), and at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University (Washington DC, United States), as well as an author of publications related to Bioethics. Salvador is a member of the International Society for Clinical Bioethics.

    Salvador speaks Catalan, Spanish, English fluently and he also has knowledge of French and German.

INTERNAL SERVICES


FINANCES


  • JOAN CAMA

    JOAN CAMA

    Finance Manager

    Joan joined MedSIR in May 2016 as our Financial and IT Department Manager. He obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from the prestigious EADA school and served as General Manager for 5 years as well as acquiring extensive experience in IT projects in various multinationals such as HP, Whirlpool and PepsiCO.

    Joan has directed a number of important changes to MedSIR’s internal business systems, rendering everyday MedSIR activity more efficient and productive and optimizing company financial management. Examples are the implementation of the ERP Dynamics NAV software, CRM 365, and Power BI.

    Joan speaks fluent Spanish, Catalan, English and French and possesses a very well-rounded approach to life, complementing organizational rigor with an adventurous out-of-office lifestyle. Among his main hobbies are skiing and motorbike riding, having carried out many trips of over 3.000 km. And, he isn’t done yet!

  • TOMÁS PÉREZ

    TOMÁS PÉREZ

    Accountant

    Tomás achieved a degree in Business Administration in 2013 from the EUNCET Business School and an E-MBA degree in 2017 from the ESIC Business School. His real-world work experience began 5 years ago.

    His first job was in the E-commerce Sector and he has also worked in other company’s and sectors such as Transportation & Logistics and other innovative E-commerce companies. He is currently very enthusiastic about the new challenges that lie ahead, expecting to develop both his professional and personal skills in his new role at MedSIR.

    Tomás speaks fluent Catalan, Spanish and English. Among his hobbies are motorcycle, basketball and spending time with his friends and family.

  • JOSÉ RUBIO

    JOSÉ RUBIO

    Accountant Support

    José joined MedSIR in February 2017 in the Financial Department collaborating in the implementation of the company’s accounting into the Dynamic NAV data base. José has a Degree in Business Administration and for over 20 years worked as an accountant at Decoraciones Barcelona S.A. He also complemented his professional experience with a year at Control Johnson in their engineering department for the implementation of SAP within the Corsair project.

    In 2009, José’s life took a new and unusual twist as he spent the full year in Haiti and India, in a philanthropic role in social projects. Until this day José remains fully dedicated to collaborating with international social organizations based in Spain. This valuable experience helped to bring together his life’s passions: his children, photography and his passion for literature. He is currently terminating his first novel and his also working together with two of the world’s most recognized photographers.

    José speaks Spanish, Italian, and Catalan fluently and has working knowledge of English and French. He enjoys trekking, hiking and basketball and conserves a weakness for music and cinema.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION


  • CRISTINA MASFERRER

    CRISTINA MASFERRER

    Marketing Manager

    With a Degree in Pharmacy in 2012 from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s Degree from the CESIF (Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Indústria Farmacéutica y Parafarmacéutica) in 2013, Cristina began her career in the Quality Assurance department of Lácer.

    Following this experience, which included the supervising that company activities were in line with the quality management plan, Cristina joined MedSIR in 2014 in the role of Project Management and Quality Assurance Assistant. During this time, Cristina collaborated on many different projects, gaining valuable experience in the field of Clinical Trials in Oncology. After this successful induction phase, Cristina made the jump to Project Manager leading the European expansion of the NSABP’s phase II FB-7 trial as well as assisting in the management of the pan-European PARSIFAL study. Currently, Cristina is leading the brain metastasis PHENOMENAL phase II study in Spain. Her rise and growth within MedSIR has been remarkable and she is now a key piece of MedSIR’s Trial Management Team as well as the Marketing & Communications Department Manager.

    Cristina has also completed the INESDI Master’s program for Digital and Inbound Marketing and speaks Spanish, Catalan, and English fluently with basic knowledge of German.

    She is crazy about playing Tennis and Padel, and also enjoys both road and mountain biking in her free time.

  • GABRIEL SALGES

    GABRIEL SALGES

    Network Support

    With a Degree in Business Administration in 2011 from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela, Gabriel has been involved in different business departments and administration activities, first as Trading Jr. in BFC Brokerage House, then in charge of purchases as a main buyer at Skechers Venezuela and as an assistant of direction in Ananké Goat Cheese Manufacturer.

    In 2012, Gabriel changed his professional path to start his career in the digital marketing idustry, setting up a digital agency called Kaputt, in Caracas Venezuela. Kaputt provided digital marketing services such as web development and digital marketing campaigns. He gained significant experience and skills that provided him with a better understanding of the customer needs, as well as the whole creative process within a Marketing firm. After Kaputt’s first year of operations, Gabriel was successfully leading the creative department, as well as the financial and administrative processes in the company. This combination of both administrative and creative skills opened the door for Gabriel’s marketing career and encouraged him to look for new opportunities abroad.

    In 2017, Gabriel completed a Master’s Degree in Digital and Inbound Marketing at the INESDI Institute in Barcelona. Currently he is countinuing his education at the CIPSA Institute of Barcelona in the Digital Marketing Master’s program.

    Gabriel joined MedSIR in April 2017 and he feels very proud and encouraged to be part of this innovative company and manage the digital marketing strategies for the Marketing and Communication department.

    Gabriel is fluent in both English and Spanish.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT


  • DUNA ZARAGOZA

    DUNA ZARAGOZA

    People Manager

    With a Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Barcelona (2002, Spain), Duna initiated her career in Clinical Research after her Master in Clinical Trial Coordination at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Additionally, Duna went on to earn a Master in Management of Research & Development of European Projects at IDEC.

    As a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) at the Hospital Sant Pau, Duna was involved in clinical trials in Hematology, Rheumatology and Psychiatry. Since 2003, she has assumed multiples roles in a CRO, as a CRA, Head of the Communications Department, and as Project Manager in clinical trials and medical marketing projects. Duna also had the opportunity to collaborate in the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of follicular lymphoma.

    She has managed clinical trials from phases I to IV and studies for several pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer, Eisai, Ferrer, Grifols, Isdin, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, and Eli Lilly.

    From 2012 to 2015, Duna held the position of Project Manager of clinical trials at MedSIR. She currently is applying her knowledge of Psychology in the role of People Manager within MedSIR’s Human Resources Department as well as collaborating with the Quality Assurance Department.

    Duna is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, and English.

IT


  • JOAN CAMA

    JOAN CAMA

    IT Manager

    Joan joined MedSIR in May 2016 as our Financial and IT Department Manager. He obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from the prestigious EADA school and served as General Manager for 5 years as well as acquiring extensive experience in IT projects in various multinationals such as HP, Whirlpool and PepsiCO.

    Joan has directed a number of important changes to MedSIR’s internal business systems, rendering everyday MedSIR activity more efficient and productive and optimizing company financial management. Examples are the implementation of the ERP Dynamics NAV software, CRM 365, and Power BI.

    Joan speaks fluent Spanish, Catalan, English and French and possesses a very well-rounded approach to life, complementing organizational rigor with an adventurous out-of-office lifestyle. Among his main hobbies are skiing and motorbike riding, having carried out many trips of over 3.000 km. And, he isn’t done yet!

MedSIR is always looking to add talented individuals to its team in a number of roles. If you are interested in getting us to know you better, please visit our Careers page to submit your CV to us.

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