Trial Management


MedSIR is dedicated to the design and management of strategic clinical trials that stem from brilliant ideas generated by Medical Oncologists and other Health Care Professionals from around the globe.




    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 Clinical Trials in Oncology field. 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 as well as the OPHELIA study. 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.



    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 the head of the PHERGAIN phase II trial in breast 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.



    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 managing the EXCAAPE phase II trial (Prostate cancer), the POLEN trial (Endometrial cancer) and PARSIFAL 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.



    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 and she is involved in three breast cancer phase II projects: KELLY, NOBROLA and ECLIPSE, also a breast cancer phase I/IIb PIQUR trial. 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.



    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 leading the DxCartes phase II trial (breast cancer). 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.



    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 I 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 in front of the AZENT and SLLIP lung cancer trials while also working on the start-up phase of a REVERT and CALADRIO breast cancer clinical trials.

    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.



    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 she currently works in two different Cancer phase II projects: the PARSIFAL and PALMIRA studies.

    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.



    International Trial Lead

    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 decided to focus her career in Clinical Research in 2016.

    Marta has been managing complex international projects in Oncology, specifically in Breast Cancer. She gained expertise in designing, planning and executing multicenter clinical trials phase I to II.

    During the last three years, Marta has held different roles within MedSIR (Site Manager, Lead Site Manager, and International Trial Lead) and she has participated in several studies (TELMA, FB-7, PARSIFAL, PHERGain, RESPONSE, and LINGain). Currently, she is leading the LINGain sub-study as well as acting as Lead Site Manager of the European breast cancer Phase II project: the PHERGain study.

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



    International Trial Lead

    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.



    International Trial Lead

    With a Degree in Biology in 2007 from the University of Granada, Almudena began her career in Pharmacy industry as Medical Sales Representative working under assignment for Astra Zeneca at Quintiles.

    In 2012, Almudena completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials Monitoring in IUSC (International Study Center) and she began her career as Clinical Research Associated, first in Quintiles and later in PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development) conducting international clinical trials in a wide variety of therapeutic areas as Oncology, Hematology, Cardiology, Neurology, Respiratory or Women Health, among other ones.

    She loves traveling around the world, read a good book, the real food and meet new people and new challenges to allow her to grow personally and professionally. Also, she loves spend her free time with her family and practice indoor and outdoor sports as obstacles races.




    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 helping in three different trials: the EXCAAPE phase II trial (prostate cancer), the AZENT phase II trial (lung cancer), and last but not least, the OPHELIA phase II trial (breast Cancer). 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.



    Site Manager

    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.



    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.



    Site Manager from VALESTA

    Crina has a PhD in Biotechnology and more than 5 years of experience in managing scientific research projects, with a strong scientific background on a broad array of laboratory techniques and expertise on genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology fields of study. During her research, she created successful collaborations with biotechnology companies and international research groups, and developed a strong interest in working in teams with diverse scientific backgrounds. As a Project Coordinator in the company ThePaperMill, she organized several workshops and science outreach activities, gaining strong knowledge of the Spanish research context and familiarity with communication and management in the scientific setting.

    As part of the Master’s program in Clinical Trial Monitoring from IUSC Barcelona, Crina joined MedSIR in July 2018 as an Assistant to the International Trial Lead Trainee. In October 2018, she initiated her career in Clinical Research as a Site Manager, contributing in management and support activities for the Spanish participant centres of the European breast cancer phase II project: the PHERGain study.

    Crina speaks Romanian, Spanish, Catalan and English fluently.



    Site Manager from VALESTA

    Rui Rui attended the University of Barcelona and graduated with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She received her master’s in Clinical Trials Monitoring at International University Study Center. While obtaining her master’s, she supported several Breast Cancer trials at MedSIR as an intern. During her time at MedSIR’s she gained an appreciation for the firms philosophy and innovative design.

    Her Chinese background gives her a multicultural vision making her an enterprising and charismatic person with a future vision that refuse to settle down. She has a thirst for knowledge and always looking to grow her skills sets.

    She speaks Spanish, Catalan, Chinese and English fluently.



    Site Manager from VALESTA

    Joel obtained his Bachelor´s degree in biology from the University of Seville in 2014. He then joined the University of Bydgoszcz in Poland, where he studied pathogenic aerial microbiology in the context of human health. This was followed by three years of study in order to qualify as an internal biologist resident (biologo interno residente – BIR). This experience cemented his interested in healthcare and clinical development. Joel graduated with a master’s degree in clinical Trial Monitoring from the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) in 2017.

    Joel started his professional career in healthcare as a Clinical Research Associate and Lead Data Manager in Oncology and Hematology at MFAR in Barcelona. His CRA activities, among many others, included administrative management of clinical trials and observational studies and physical and digital management of ISF and other relevant documents in the areas of ovarian cancer, colon cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, glioma, melanoma, sarcoma and B-Cell lymphoma . As a Lead Data Manager he was in charge of the debugging of databases prior to the statistical analysis of data, R development for internal debugging tools applied to database reviewing, among other activities. Joel started his career at MedSIR in February of 2019. He is currently a Site Manager for the breast cancer Phase II trials DxCARTES and REVERT.

    Technology, including app development in iOS, as well as digital media writing and podcasting are among Joel´s interests and passions.

    He is fluent in English, Galician, and Spanish.



    Lead Site Manager

    Chiara graduated in Pharmacy at Turin University, her home town. She has a strong interest in clinical research since she was an ungraduated student that led her to undertake two internships on this field at the Royal London Hospital and at the Frei University of Berlin.

    Chiara continued her research thesis in clinical oncology as part of a collaboration between the Laboratory of Pharmacy and Applied Pharmacokinetics and the Molinette Hospital in Turin. Her research focused on the discovery of new oral drugs/molecules for cancer treatment.

    In 2013 she moved to Spain, where she completed her Master in Clinical Research at the Lleida University. Her professional career includes experience in several pharma, CROs and academic groups.

    Chiara joined MedSIR in February 2019 as Lead Site Manager. She is very enthusiastic about taking up this new challenge, continue with her professional growth and her passion for life sciences.

    Chiara defines herself as music eater, she loves searching connections between art and science and is interested in human physiology.



    Site Manager from VALESTA

    Francisco obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville) in 2012 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Trial Monitoring from the International University Study Center (IUSC) in 2017.

    Francisco started his professional career in clinical trials as a Clinical Research Associate in oncology and hematology at MFAR in Barcelona. His CRA activities include administrative management of clinical trials, producing contracts, physical and digital management of IFS and monitoring tasks in the area of colon cancer, prostate cancer, glioma, thyroid tumor, melanoma, neuroendocrine tumor, sarcoma, B-cell lymphoma, Mantle Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Marginal Zone Lymphoma and observational studies in the area of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. Francisco has worked with phase I, phase II and phase III trials. He joined our team in April 2019 as Site Manager in Barbican, PHERGain and Nobrola studies.

    Francisco defines himself as an animal lover. He also loves sport, photography, cooking, cinema, and enjoying theater with friends.

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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