Full Job Description
DOCS is adding to our dynamic team in the United States. We are looking for a regional, home-based Senior Clinical Research Associate that serves as the primary contact point between the sponsor and the investigational site. A CRA is assigned to trial sites ensuring inspection readiness through compliance with the clinical research protocol, company's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), codes of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), applicable regulations and guidelines from start-up through data-base lock. Responsibilities include site selection, pre-trial assessment, subject recruitment and retention planning, site initiation, monitoring and close-out. Partner with the CTA/IDA, LTM and GTM to ensure overall site management while performing trial related activities for assigned protocols.
1. Participates in site feasibility and/or pre-trial site assessment visits, providing recommendation from local area about site/investigator selection in collaboration with the trial team
2. Acts as primary local company contact for assigned sites for specific trials.
3. Attends/participates in investigator meetings as needed.
4. Responsible for executing activities within site initiation and start-up, site monitoring, site management and site/study close-out according to internal SOPs/WIs/IFUs and policies.
5. Ensures site staff is trained and the corresponding training records are complete and accurate at any time point during all trial phases.
6. Contributes to site level recruitment strategy and contingency planning and implementation in partnership with other functional areas to achieve clinical research target.
7. Ensures site study supplies (such as Non-IP, lab kits, etc.) are adequate for trial conduct.
8. Ensures that clinical drug supplies are appropriately used, handled and stored and returns are accurately inventoried and documented.
9. Arranges for the appropriate destruction of clinical supplies
10. Ensures site staff completes the data entry and resolve queries within expected timelines.
11. Ensures accuracy, validity and completeness of data collected at trial sites
12. Ensures that all AEs/SAEs/PQCs are reported within the required reporting timelines and documented as appropriate. For AEs/SAEs, ensures that they are consistent with all data collected and with the information in the source documents.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a health related field with at least 3 year of on-site monitoring experience with multi therapeutic area experience.
Exhibits a high level of flexibility and sets an example for the department when facing changes such as program priorities, protocol modifications, enrollment challenges, etc.
Previous large pharmaceutical experience preferred.
Demonstrated success in working independently
Strong communication and leadership skills
DOCS is the FSP division of ICON Clinical Research. We provide global strategic resourcing and FSP services to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Founded in 1997, DOCS has grown to become the premier resourcing provider for the clinical development industry.
DOCS is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.