Senior Clinical Research Associate

Compass Life Sciences
up to £60,000 Depending on Experience
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Clinical Research
Full Time
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Senior Clinical Research Associate

Remote working / Manchester

£55,000 depending on experience

Are you an experienced Clinical Research Associate who is looking to further develop their career? Do you have a keen interest in the development of life changing medicines to improve quality of life? Are you interested in working for a leading organisation that will give you the exposure to a variety of experiences and professional development? Then this role could be for you!

Compass Life Sciences have partnered with a UK based CRO to support in their search for a Senior Clinical Research Associate. Due to ongoing successes this is a crucial role for the business, as such they are looking for an experienced CRA to bring their skills to the team to help further improve their high standards they have come to be known for. This role will be working in a variety therapeutic areas for a diverse portfolio of clients in oversight of their clinical trial developments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing site qualification, selection, initiation, monitoring and close-out visits.
  • Maintaining all documentation relating to study set-up and monitoring activities e.g. monitoring plans, visit reports, study status trackers
  • Communicating regularly with assigned study sites and the project team
  • Providing protocol and related study training to allocated sites
  • Managing study progress by tracking regulatory submissions, site initiation, subject recruitment, CRF completion, and data query resolution.
  • Assessing the quality of site practices, procedures and study data and escalating any quality issues as appropriate
  • Building and growing the CRA team, ensuring good process, the right people and training are in place


For this opportunity, our client is looking for an experienced CRA who is looking to take the next step in their career as such the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline
  • A background in on-site monitoring in a pharma or CRO background
  • Strong knowledge of clinical trials, drug development process and regulatory standards
  • Ability to communicate with cross functional teams both internal and with external sponsors
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management
  • Ability to travel, this role will require 70% travel both in the UK and internationally)

In exchange our client is offering a competitive salary with a great benefits package and progression opportunities.

Does this sound like the right role for you to further develop your career? Then please get in touch with Ben Brown on 02393 874 320 or


Compass Associates Ltd. trading as Compass Life Sciences are acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 worth of John Lewis Vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Compass Life Sciences was formed in 2018 by veteran recruitment professionals. Candid conversations with Investors and clients identified a demand for highly knowledgeable, experienced, quality-based recruitment solutions within the sector that offered a genuine, consultative service.

Our capabilities have grown in line with our team’s headcount; and we now serve a wide range of key specialisms including R&D, Clinical Research, Commercial Operations, Data & Bioinformatics, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs. We have been consistently commended for offering the highest levels of knowledge-based recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients.

We believe that the future of recruitment is firmly rooted in ingrained partnerships, where a more proactive and strategic relationship is important. As Compass Life Sciences continues to move forward, we will endeavour to provide the highest quality, valued solutions in all our relationships.

Differentiated by quality and knowledge, Compass Life Sciences has been born out of the desire to raise the standards of Life Sciences recruitment in the UK and Global markets.

As a team, we are proud to be able to evidence experience working in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Supplier & Vendor industries, ranging from University Placement Years, through to onsite Talent Acquisition employment, which has provided our fundamental understanding of the specialisms we recruit both for, and into

Contact Us
  • Admiral House
  • 8a, High Street
  • Cosham
  • PO6 3BZ
  • United Kingdom
  • 02392 384555
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