TRANSMED alumnus Joni Degerman finished his CRA graduate trainee program at IQVIA (previously known as QuintilesIMS) in October 2016. He has since been working as an independent Clinical Research Associate monitoring mainly phase II and III clinical trials in UK.
Joni Degerman has a B.Sc. from the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Pharmacy. For an MSc, he chose to study in the TRANSMED programme and completed his Master’s thesis in professor Kari Alitalo’s Translational Cancer Biology Research group.
He graduated in autumn 2015 and started job hunting in clinical research field.
“First, I planned to stay in professor Alitalo’s research group and continue as a PhD student, but clinical research felt more appealing to me at the time, and still does” Degerman says.
At the time, pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations in Finland had very few trainee and junior roles open, so Degerman started to apply for jobs abroad as well.
In April 2016, he was invited for an assessment day at IQVIA’s graduate trainee programme in Reading, UK.
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