Masanobu has been a part of the Functional Service Provision (FSP) team at ICON for one and a half years now. He told us about his interesting career history and what brought him to ICON. While he was overseas, Masanobu spent some time working for International Airlines and then at an insurance company. His decision to move back to Japan was confirmed when he secured a spot to study nursing. Following his studies, Masanobu worked in a hospital where he gained exposure to a clinical setting and saw how he could help to improve patients’ lives.

As a company, we’re driven to advance medicine and make a difference in healthcare, so understandably, Masanobu saw our company as a perfect place to bring his unique mix of skills. He joined the team as a Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) and reflects that he was very new to the industry and had so much to learn. ICON was eager to teach him everything that he needed to know and to invest in his development. His hard work paid off and within half a year he was promoted to a Clinical Research Associate (CRA).

Masanobu isn’t stopping there. He’s got his sights set on a project manager role and has given himself a timeline for when he hopes to achieve this. It’s ambition like that that will get you very far at ICON and when we spot it in a colleague we’ll do everything we can to help them reach their full potential.

Aside from the opportunities to progress in his career, Masanobu explains that the best thing about ICON is that everyone is open. The management team and executive team are transparent and make sure to disclose any information they can so that the business can have a discussion and tackle any challenges together. Masanobu says that his team regularly receive praise and recognition, and this is the sort of culture that he wants to remain a part of.

Why join the FSP team at ICON?

Are you an experienced CRA looking for your next job? Look no further than FSP.

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 having 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.

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