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Summary

Jessica’s curiosity and adventurous attitude, combined with her passion about innovative research has resulted in a unique story, the journey started in Canada moved on to California and the next chapter is in the Netherlands. Trained as a researcher, she is always excited about new scientific initiatives. In Canada, she experienced first-hand, the impact of clinical trials on the people she knew. In California, she worked on several cool and ingenious clinical research projects and learned that it’s also the people that make clinical trials successful. Having the right mix of people is crucial to making projects successful and making work fun. At Seuss Consulting, Jessica is thrilled to be doing what she loves best - helping brilliant people do amazing clinical research all over the world. What she loves most about her job is discovering incredible people and cool companies, who work in this dynamic and important industry. She loves talking to fascinating candidates and learning about their stories and goals. She finds it refreshing to speak with pioneering companies and hear about their exciting plans to launch their services and products in new locations. She knows first-hand that exploring new career paths and setting-up in a new locations is not easy, however when working with Jessica it is more enjoyable. Jessica has a knack at opening doors that everyone tells her are closed. Are you ready to look at what is behind that next door? If your company needs new employees or your company is interested expanding their clinical operations into Europe, Jessica can help make it happen. Why…because Jessica wants to bring people to research and the research to the people. Her tagline is: “Smile and make it happen.” +31(0) 6 1587 6321 j.kundapur@consultseuss.com www.consultseuss.com

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Account Manager
    Since September 2015
    Seuss Recruitment employs the art of match-making with a modern twist to find the most synergistic fit between life-science superheroes and forward-thinking pharma and biotech companies. Valuing making life-changing career placements above all else, we treat clients and candidates as people, not numbers. The right match improves both the company and the life of its new employee, and there is no greater satisfaction than that. Via our diverse recruitment services, we create tailored solutions for different levels and phases of recruiting, including: • Recruitment • Rent-a-Recruiter, for larger-scale projects • Executive Recruitment • Pre-Employment Screening Interested in learning more about how we can help you? Find out more about Seuss Recruitment at www.seussrecruitment.com, or reach out to us by phone (+31 (0)20 808 5317) or email (TalkToUs@seussrecruitment.com).

  • Account Manager
    Since October 2014
    •Successful in securing new business, enabling global clients to expand their clinical research team and operations in their own and in new countries •Strong cold-calling, client research, and lead-generation skills •Creatively cultivates new relationships and new business opportunities •Supports internal staff with candidate selection, interviews and placement •Consistently delivers superior client service and support resulting in repeat business

  • Author
    Since January 2014
    Can you be a young person with lupus and still be successful and fabulous? Yes! Fabulupus helps you navigate your complicated life as a youth with lupus and shows you how to live your life to the fullest. Authors Jodie and Jessica were diagnosed with lupus when they were 13 and 26 respectively. They know what you’re going through and they know the challenges that you may face. They also know that you can accomplish your goals and have an amazing life. Unlike other books about lupus, this book focuses on the life stuff and was written for young people with lupus by young people with lupus. Using their personal experiences, Jodie and Jessica provide the “tips and tricks” that helped them to survive, succeed and be fabulous (with lupus). www.fabulupus.com

Past Experience

  • Consultant
    June 2014 --- September 2014
    •Developed candidate screening and interviewing skills of clinical research professionals ranging from CRA’s to high-level executives •Strengthened key client relationships with clinical research companies and candidates in the EU and North America •Created and implemented innovative candidate placement strategies and materials, resulting in increased global exposure of Seuss Consulting and our candidates, which led to new business.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    November 2012 --- September 2013
    • Conducted regional site monitoring visits and site management activities, including site training, source document review, EDC monitoring, GCP compliance, site correspondence, and reporting • Liaised between sponsor and clinical sites for study updates, data queries, newsletters and overall study management issues • Conducted detailed protocol review to develop informative study tools, instructional material and to train colleagues on the studies • Refined enrollment strategies, developed creative recruitment tools, and successfully met enrollment objectives for various projects • Managed CTMS functionality in conjunction with the documents department to ensure regulatory and GCP compliance • Developed content and generated study-wide newsletters to provide important trial updates and key enrollment goals • Effective communication skills resulted in clear, and informative monitoring reports delivered on time, therefore specifically requested to monitor clinical sites that needed additional guidance • Valuable team player consistently praised for pro-actively creating innovative strategies, diplomatically engaging with sites and sponsors, meeting trial deliverables and giving superior client service

  • Study Coordinator (Clinical Trial Coordinator)
    October 2008 --- November 2010
    • Coordinated a large-scale, multi-national, Phase III breast cancer drug trial (and multiple sub-studies) with 7576 patients • Responsibilities included: trial administration, ensuring protocol compliance, monitoring toxicity and verifying patient response to treatment, completing all regulatory requirements, and augmenting the quality and consistency of a large data set • Communicated with hundreds of sites in the United States and internationally, and several co-operative groups to facilitate the flow of accurate data, drugs, and trial information • Directed the work activities of 7 staff members, coordinated with trial support personnel to meet all scientific and operational objectives, and motivated the teams to meet deadlines • Successfully closed the trial through operational difficulties and thoroughly orchestrated trial analyses by delivering a complete and accurate data set, for both an interim and final analysis

  • Research associate
    September 2007 --- September 2008
    • Assessed eligibility, treatment outcomes, consent forms, supporting documentation, tumor criteria and audit findings for a large cohort of patients using various data systems including Oracle and Oracle Clinical • Developed decision-making capabilities, and the ability to prioritize among many competing demands in addition to strengthening analytical skills to support the collection and processing of complicated data sets • Initiated additional projects (beyond what was required) to improve data quality • Promptly promoted to be the Study Coordinator of the trial

Personality

Self Assessment :
Attention to detailIndependence

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Clinical operations
LinkedIn Assessment :
ProtocolLifesciencesTeam LeadershipICH-GCPClinical Data ManagementNeurologyFDARegulatory RequirementsICH guidelinesOncology Clinical ResearchClinical Research AssociatesDrug DevelopmentSocial Media MarketingProject PlanningBlog MarketingClinical trialsClinical researchoncologyGCPClinical monitoringNew Business DevelopmentRecruitingCTMSClinical DevelopmentCROProject CoordinationEDC

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Build and manage the Trial Master File (TMF)

Education

  • in Dutch Language Course A1 and A2 level from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2014
  • Clinical Trial Conduct and Management in from UC Berkeley in 2012
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biology: Population/Evolutionary Genetics from Queen's University in 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biology from Queen's University in 2003
  • in from Lorne Park Secondary School in 1999

Area / Region

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Others

Driving License
  • No