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CROs Add New People, Positions

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Although many companies are reducing headcount at an alarming rate, at least a few contract research organizations (CROs) continue to hire new people and create new positions. This week’s personnel news from around the clinical trial industry:

Portage, Mich.-based CRO Eurofins AvTech Laboratories named Jeff Moran director of business development in an effort to enhance client relations and expand AvTech’s bioanalytical reach. Moran has more than eight years of business development experience supporting both bioanalysis and phase I clinical trials.

Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, a CRO in Cincinnati, Ohio, appointed Elaine Taylor as its new director of research services. In this role, Taylor will handle all scientific research writing activities and provide research and regulatory submission support for all stages of drug development. Prior to joining Camargo, Taylor was senior medical writer for Proctor and Gamble.

Ricerca, another Ohio-based CRO, appointed Thomas Davidson, Ph.D., director of toxicology and pharmacology. Davidson is responsible for the work conducted by Ricerca study directors, as well as peer reviews and on-time timely delivery of toxicological reports. Davidson was previously director of toxicology at Enzon Pharmaceuticals.

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