Clinical expertise, industry experience

Charité Research Organisation prides itself on employing one of the very best-qualified medical teams in the whole industry. Our relationship with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin ensures that scientific and clinical excellence are never far from our minds. 

A large proportion of our medical team are board certified in one or more disciplines. We also employ a high number of PhD’s across all our teams. Furthermore, we welcome team members with wide-ranging industry and regulatory agency experience.

Prof. Wagner is board certified in both clinical pharmacology and internal medicine. He is a faculty member of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and author of multiple peer reviewed publications. Prof. Wagner previously served as the Head of Intensive Care Medicine at the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB, German Heart Institute Berlin). He founded Charité Research Organisation in conjunction with the Charité to provide a platform for modern translational research and early clinical development.

Achim has long standing experience of the CRO industry and has served in a financial leadership capacity for a number of companies. From a professional perspective, he is specialised in the areas of financial auditing and taxation.

Dr. Posch has ten years of clinical experience in internal medicine and intensive care medicine and joined CRO in 2012. He has profound expertise in the development of study protocols and in the organisation and realisation of clinical trials. Dr. Posch has a strong background in academic and industry driven research with a focus on molecular genetics, cardiology and diabetes. He is board certified in both clinical pharmacology and internal medicine and author of more than 30 peer reviewed publications.

Robert Schultz-Heienbrok studied human biology, drug approval and business administration and received his doctorate in protein biochemistry. Since 2004 he has worked in various functions - consultant, senior manager, managing director - in drug development and approval. To this day, the interface between law and science, the constant balancing of necessary standardisation and specific project requirements, fascinates him every day in this field of work.

John has over 30 years of experience in the CRO industry and has held executive positions with both European and US companies. He has a particular focus on  business operations and strategic collaborations  in the translational medicine and early clinical development setting.

Dominik Wöllgens has been involved with online marketing since his studies. Initially he was engaged at an academic level, then as a freelance online marketing manager for a variety of companies and non-governmental organisations. For quite some time, Dominik has worked with contract research organisations and is regarded as a well-known expert in the special requirements of patient recruitment.

Dr. Thierry studied medicine in Paris. She worked as a product manager for the pharmaceutical industry in France and in Germany. Dr. Thierry has extensive experience in the coordination of clinical trials in haematology-oncology at Charité and previously at the University Hospital in Freiburg. She is member of the German Society of Hematology-Oncology (DGHO) and author of numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters.

Brigitte Hoch holds a doctorate in Biology and has extensive experience in quality management and project management as well as drug development and approval. At Charité Research Organisation one of her main responsibilities is to develop and implement effective measures as part of a larger quality initiative.


Purpose-built and state-of-the-art Phase I facilities located within Germany's leading university hospital in the very heart of Berlin.


Carefully chosen and long established partners assisting with support services help us deliver the best possible 'full service'.