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Who are we?

Since 2019 delivering on its promise to individual trainees of “Becoming the strongest candidate for your dream job in clinical research” and proving its value to the industry with over 5,500 strong (and rapidly growing) VIARES virtual talent bench, trained to industry standards in 50+ countries on all continents.

Industry Experts


25+ years experience


18 years experience

Gabi Disselhoff

38 years in pharmaceutical development


in the industry for 21 years


Data Scientist at Whythawk


10+ years recruitment expertise

Khilna Samat

Talent Specialist

Eric Klaver

Trained on 6 continents

Our scientific advisors


Siegfried Kasper

Annette Mollet


Michel Goldman

Peter G. Kremsner

VIARES Board and industry Advisors

Dietmar Eglhofer

Vladimir Misik

Martin Roy

Pavel Farkas

Roman Kollar


certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015

Kamila Novak, MSc, has been involved in clinical research since 1995, having worked in various positions in pharma and CROs. Since 2010, she has been working as an independent consultant in medical writing, auditing, training, project and risk management. She delivered dozens of courses in areas related to clinical research and project management. In August 2019, Kamila became a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015. Kamila is a Core Team Member in the DIA GCP & QA, Clinical Research, and Project Management Communities.


18 Years experience

Bartek has 18 years experience in clinical research business, mostly spent at largest global Contract Research Organizations. At Quintiles he was responsible for pioneer development of clinical start-up and regional contract departments. He served as executive member of clinical start-up leadership team at INC Research, acting as global head of site contract division. His most recent experience includes support for pharmaceutical organizations in various project specific roles. Bartek enables biopharma to get their sites up and running faster. He is author of several training programs about site contract related matters and successfully delivered to hundreds of individuals worldwide.


in the industry for 21 years

Patricia has been in the clinical research industry for over 20 years. She began her career as a clinical research coordinator at the Medical College of Virginia where she coordinated pharmaceutical and PI initiated trials. She has been a Clinical Research Associate for 16 years and has had the opportunity to serve as a Lead CRA, Clinical Trial Manager, Auditor, Mentor, and Clinical Research Instructor. She has worked in all phases of research and is experienced in numerous therapeutic areas, including Oncology, Endocrinology, CNS, Immunology, Cardiology, Nephrology and Device. Currently, she is a contract CRA through her company, The Hollis Group, LLC, which she owns with her husband and serves as a consultant at local research sites. Patricia completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, MBA at Texas Woman’s University and has had specialized oncology training from the Oncology of Nursing Society.


Data Scientist at Whythawk

Gavin Chait is a Data Scientist at Whythawk, which specializes in integrated open data consulting, and training for open knowledge, freedom of information, and economic development projects. He spent more than a decade in economic and development initiatives in South Africa. He was a commercial director at the Open Knowledge Foundation, and led the implementation of numerous open data projects around the world. Gavin has twenty years of experience in teaching at all academic levels, and is a passionate advocate for knowledge development through open access to data and freedom of information.


10+ years recruitment expertise

Ivan is a seasoned Talent Acquisition professional with 10+ years of end to end recruitment expertise within Pharmaceutical, CRO, and Consultancy environment. Holding Master’s degree in Clinical Trial Management and Human Resources Managing, GCP-ICH certified. Managing recruitment projects on the global and local levels from entry-level to executive-level roles. Recruitment industry experience includes: Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Commercial & Sales, Finance, Admin & HR. Territory coverage: EMEA, US, LATAM and APAC.


5  years experience

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

Driven by a desire to help others, she leverages her knowledge and expertise to guide individuals on their clinical research pathways and assists them with application coaching. Whether you are a healthcare professional, changing industries, or a recent graduate, Khilna is committed to providing invaluable insights and support to ensure your success.

Khilna is also a VIARES graduate and can guide you with first hand experience.