Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  3. United States
Annapolis, Maryland
Posting date: 06 Mar 2019

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for a CRA with a leading biopharmaceutical development company. This Rare Disease Drug Development Company organization in-licenses novel compounds, develops them through the pre-clinical and clinical stages, and then partners with pharmaceutical companies for advanced clinical development and/or commercialization.

The CRA will work in a home-based capacity on a contract basis, and provide oversite and site qualification, along with expertise in regulatory practices. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that has contributed to developments in the oncological field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the entire site management process for the life cycle of the trial sites, developing and maintaining trial documents, and logging and tracking of site performance metrics
  • Ensuring site qualification (pre-study), initiation, monitoring and study closeout visits are conducted in accordance with federal regulations, Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and business processes.
  • Monitoring activities of assigned sites and acting as primary liaison for all clinical monitoring issues, escalating as appropriate to Project Manager and/or Functional Manager.
  • Ensuring appropriate CRA visit scheduling per protocol and monitoring plan, with reporting on monitoring activity to include status report, co-monitoring (qualification) visits, and trip report metrics.
  • Collaborating with the relevant staff to develop any Corrective and Preventative Action Plan (CAPA).
  • Ensuring that the CAPA is delivered and issues escalated to the CPM
  • Assisting sites, internal staff, and other clinical staff with the preparation for GCP audits, including file review according to the clinical project plan.
  • Reviewing and entering all protocol deviations in collaboration with the all relevant staff.
  • Developing and maintaining a country recruitment/retention strategy in collaboration with the Clinical Project Manager (CPM); Identifying potential risks to the enrolment targets based on feasibility and recruitment updates in collaboration with the CPM.
  • Attending, participating, and presenting at Investigator meetings as needed
  • Supporting the relevant staff in communicating and resolving issues and obtaining follow-up information

Skills and Requirements:

  • Approximately seven years of experience in running clinical trials, ideally pharmaceutical, biotechnology or CRO and/or a healthcare setting. Of these, three to four years must have been directly related to the management of site performance in accordance with clinical trial execution.
  • Demonstrable and extensive Oncological experience.
  • Capable of working independently, analysing, working with attention to detail, process and prioritise sensitive complex information, and solve problems.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

To Apply:

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