Posted on :
19 May, 2021
19 May, 2021
The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) III monitors activities at clinical study sites to assure adherence to Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols and applicable regulatory requirements. Reviews study documents as required and prepares site visit reports. Maybe responsible for multiple projects and must work both independently and in a team environment. Participate in the study development and start-up process including reviewing protocols, designing and/or reviewing Case Report Forms (CRF), preparing Informed Consent Forms (ICF’s), developing study documents, organizing, and presenting at investigator meetings, working with management on a monitoring strategy, and/or developing project specific CRA training. S/he may participate in clinical training programs and maintain awareness of developments in the field of clinical research as needed. S/he may provide a benchmark of monitoring competence to inexperienced/less experienced colleagues. Prepares clinical documents, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Maintain systems and process necessary to report trial status and activities; and to help ensure that quality, regulatory – compliant clinical projects are conducted on time and within budget. Depending upon the level of experience, may become involved, when required, in other areas of study management and staff training and contributes to the review of sponsor/client’s and/or FHI360’s systems and procedures as appropriate.
Job Title: Contractor-Clinical Research Associate (CRA III)
Assists in the preparation of routine protocols, informed consent/assent forms, SOPs, and other appropriate study documentation.
Monitors clinical trials to ensure subject safety and compliance with the study protocol, applicable regulations and ICH/GCP Guidelines, may be done with supervisor.
Coordinates necessary activities required to set-up, monitor, and close-out clinical trials sites.
Conduct site evaluation/assessment, initiation, routine, and close-out monitoring visits may require minimum supervision.
Complete accurate monitoring visit reports.
Develops training materials and conducts training for study implementation based on company policies and SOPs.
Contributes to the development of and implements protocols and informed consents/assents for research studies.
Provides guidance on any protocol related issues.
Manages budget to ensure CRA activities are completed as per contract.
Develops, reviews, and maintains key study documents to ensure adequate resource and reference documentation.
May serve as a liaison with internal and external partners to ensure effective collaborati on efforts.
Oversees planning of meetings, site visits, and drafting necessary documents.
Ensures compliance with applicable government regulations when writing and reviewing protocols, analysis plans, reports, and manuscripts.
Provides input with CRF development, analysis, study design, and material management.
Performs and coordinates all aspects of the clinical monitoring and site management process in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices, applicable regulations and FHI Clinical SOPs.
Conducts site visits to assess protocol and regulatory compliance and manages required documentation.
Updates and maintains study specific tracking tools.
May function as project manager on assigned projects taking on a lead role of achieving specific milestone goals to completion.
Responsible for ensuring that data will pass international quality assurance audits.
Represents FHI Clinical in the global clinical research community and develops and maintains collaborative relationships with investigational sites and clients.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
May review and approve the work and written reports of team members
Proven clinical monitoring skills.
Development and preparation of applicable study tools and documents.
Demonstrates effective management skills to at least one staff member.
Demonstrates project management capabilities including planning, tracking of milestones/deliverables, and monitoring of resources and budget requirements.
Problem Solving and Impact
Works on complex problems that require analysis or interpretation of various factors.
Exercises independent judgement in determining methods and techniques to accomplish results.
Decisions could have a major impact on management and operations of an area within the department.
Determines and develops plans and procedures on new assignments and may direct the work of others
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent (Education, Health, Behavioral, Life or Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field.)
Preferred Job-related Experience: Requires 7+ years of clinical research experience including assisting with protocol development, clinical monitoring, study implementation, study close out, project management, analysis, and reporting. ACRP or SoCRA certification required. Project or technical leadership experience required. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Technology to be used: Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs, and other handheld devices.
Preferences: Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Advanced degree or its international equivalent preferred. Supervisory or management experience preferred. Global clinical research work preferred.
Physical Expectations: Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift5-50 lbs.
Travel Requirements: Expected travel time is greater than 25% for this position.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned with or without notice.