Senior Study Start-up Specialist - West London

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. CRA Manager
  3. United Kingdom
Posting date: 22 Jan 2019

A premier multinational contract research organisation, providing consultation in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sector, have a vacancy for a Study Start Up Specialist. The Initiation Clinical Site Manager (iCSM) or Study Start Up Specialist specialises in Pre SIV activities will be assigned & accountable for managing and driving the strategy for the Pre SIV / start up tasks of the study. The iCSM can also support protocol amendments if applicable. This role is office based from our UK Head Office situated in Uxbridge.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the company's direct point of contact with assigned clinical sites and being accountable for quality and delivery during the start-up phase.
  • Building relationships with investigators and site staff.
  • Conducting, driving, and managing country specific feasibility, and/or site pre-qualification and qualification activities.
  • Preparing, negotiating, and facilitating of execution of Confidentiality Agreements (CDA), Clinical Site Agreements (CSAs) and any amendments.
  • Conducting remote Qualification Visits (QVs).
  • Generating visit/contact reports, using judgment to identify site issues and problem solving to direct resolution.
  • Developing strategy to configure, distribute and collect, and review and approve, high quality country specific and/or site-specific documents or essential regulatory documents (SRP) and any updated or amended regulatory documentation.
  • Customising, reviewing and negotiating as needed, country/site specific Informed Consent Forms (ICF), translating (within parameters of country/regulatory/client requirements), and customising negotiating any amendments.
  • Preparing and submitting IRB/IEC and MoH/RA (if applicable) application(s), resolving conflicts, and determining appropriate follow up until receipt of final approval.
  • Submitting all pertinent documentation to the trial master file as per project plans/sponsor/company policy.
  • Forecasting, developing, managing and revising plans and strategies for IRB/IEC/approval, site activation, patient recruitment, and retention.

Skills and Requirements:

  • At least a BS/BA in a biological science, pharmacy, or other health related discipline. Alternatively, a nursing qualification or other equivalent experience is acceptable.
  • Extensive Site Management experience, or equivalent Senior CRA or monitoring experience in clinical research, with an understanding of clinical trials, methodology and terminology.
  • Demonstrably strong previous onsite clinical monitoring experience is essential in the capacity of a Sr CPA.
  • Demonstrably strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills within a matrixed team.
  • Ability to work successfully in a 'virtual' team environment.
  • Demonstrable consulting skills.
  • Advanced presentation skills.
  • Able to accommodate travel time requirements, according to the task allocation/phase of the study assigned.
  • A valid driver's licence.
  • Client focused approach to work; flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
  • Able to work proactively and independently or in a team environment.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Able to organise competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues.
  • Able to effectively use automated systems and computerised applications, such as a Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS), Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.

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