Maria Zaytseva, MRQA, MD, PhD

Maria Zaytseva, MRQA, MD, PhD

Head of Quality Assurance Department

Maria Zaytseva joined OCT team in May 2006. She is responsible for global quality system maintainance. Being a professional certified GCP trainer and a certified member of BARQA and SQA Maria conducts audits in various phase I-IV clinical trials performed by OCT.

More than 50 OCT audits in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have been performed by Maria. She also regularly participates in GCP trainings at American Quality Assurance Society conference. Maria possesses over 14 years of experience in clinical trial industry and holds a degree in medicine from Pavlov Medical University and a PhD in Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology from the Institute of Toxicology of Ministry of Healthcare.

Prior to working at OCT Maria worked as a CRA, SCRA and QA specialist in several medical and pharmaceutical companies. Maria has wide experience in bioequivalence studies, preclinical testing and a range of therapeutic areas including: pulmonology, gastroenterology, dermatology, endocrinology, respiratory diseases, ophthalmology, rheumatology, and cardiovascular diseases.

Maria has been involved in QA since 2002. During this period she participated in practical trainings at Elli Lily, MPI Research and Covance.