4 July 2024

Tina Schied – Senior Site Specialist at Avance Clinical

Tina Schied – Senior Site Specialist at Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical, the market-leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) for biotechs in Australia and North America, is happy to introduce our dedicated Senior Site Specialist, Tina Schied. With over two decades of diverse nursing and clinical research experience, Tina plays a pivotal role in enhancing our site strategy and feasibility operations.

Background and Experience

Tina’s extensive background began in 1996, following her summa cum laude graduation in Nursing from Oregon Health & Sciences University. She initially served as a registered nurse in various roles, including positions at a rural hospital in eastern Oregon and as a pediatric nurse in a clinical setting. Her career trajectory led her to the Department of Defense at Madigan Army Medical Center, where she served as a pediatric oncology and Rare Disease nurse before becoming a Nurse Case Manager for a Home Health & Hospice agency.

In 2005, Tina transitioned into clinical research as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at a large oncology clinic in western Washington. Her career further diversified with a position at the Department of Defense, focusing on the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI’s) of soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. She resumed her oncology research career shortly after, leading to roles at PPD, Optimal Research, and Paradigm, Inc.

Tina’s decision to join Avance Clinical was influenced by the company’s supportive and innovative environment. “The entire interview process was respectful, professional, and down-to-earth. It made me excited to work for Avance Clinical, knowing I would support both Australian and North American operations,” she shared.

Role at Avance Clinical

As a Senior Site Specialist, Tina plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining strong business relationships with key opinion leaders, investigators, and site staff across ANZ and NA regions. She acts as a key point of contact for North America, supporting site strategy and new business awards by analyzing the clinical trial landscape to assess feasibility, identify barriers, and provide patient enrollment data.

Her responsibilities include critically reviewing study documents, supporting feasibility analyses, preparing study-specific questionnaires, and facilitating calls between sponsors and potential investigators. Tina also liaises with project teams to evaluate site identification progress and ensures intelligence is captured and maintained appropriately.

Why Avance Clinical?

What attracted Tina to Avance Clinical was the positive and supportive environment, where innovation thrives, and talent is nurtured. She appreciates being part of a diverse team that embodies the values of respect, integrity, responsibility, and innovation. Avance Clinical offers stimulating work that both challenges and inspires continuous learning and growth, making it an ideal workplace for Tina.

Personal Life

Outside of work, Tina enjoys gardening, swimming, and photography. She loves spending time with her family, especially playing with and teasing her nine grandchildren. Traveling and experiencing new locations and cultures are among her favorite pastimes, as she cherishes those first exposures and unforgettable experiences.

Her extensive experience and passion for clinical research continue to make her a valuable asset as we advance healthcare solutions and support the biotech industry.