PRA Health Sciences

Site Activation Partner

Location
Belgium
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Feb 2021
Closes
05 Mar 2021
Ref
IV2020-70641
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Do you want to watch clinical development change, or do you want to be the one to shape it?

Because we’re hoping you’re here for the latter.

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 17,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 90 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We are getting life saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.

Who are you?

You are a forward thinker. You are an innovator that refuses to settle. You want to push the boundaries and change not just what it means to be a Site Activation Partner, you want to change the future.  You want to learn from the best, grow your knowledge and your skill set, and you want to build your career here. You want to use the latest technology and tools in the industry to push the momentum of an already growing company forward. You want to find a balance that still lets you be, well, you. Most of all, you want to do it in a place where you’re more than an employee number. A place you love working.

Still here? Good. Because if this is you, we’d really like to meet you.

What will you be doing?

As a Site Activation Partner, you are responsible for supporting operational activities related to site evaluation, activation, initiation, monitoring and close out for assigned investigator sites/studies to ensure compliance with study timelines and in accordance with prevailing laws, Good Clinical Practices, and standards. 

The Site Activation Partner will provide technical and logistical support to the Site Relationship Partners to deliver Investigator Initiation and Study Start Up.

Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting the Site Relationship Partners and investigator for Targeted Sites:

 

Clinical Trial Site Activation & Conduct

  • Assist with study site activation activities to ensure timely site activation.
  • Register investigator sites in egistries as required.
  • Support and/or coordinate central Investigator Review Board (IRB) submissions when needed.
  • Work with investigator sites to complete critical information for site activation; inclusive of, but not limited to, Investigator Initiation Packages (IIP), confidentiality agreements, study contracts, clinical supply shipment information, payment information, IRB submission and status.
  • Support local IRB workflow from submission through approval and support reporting of updates to safety information.
  • Follow-up with investigator sites on status of study documentation and resolve or escalate issues in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, validate and submit regulatory documents such as completed IIP, IRB approval forms, FDA 1572 revisions, for internal regulatory approval within required timelines.
  • Communicate site approvals to the Site Relationship Partners, Study Start Up Project Managers (where applicable) and relevant study team members.
  • Assist with preparation, handling and distribution of Clinical Trial Supplies and maintenance of tracking information as needed.
  • Work with investigator sites throughout the study to complete required ongoing study documents such as documents for protocol amendments and FDA 1572 revisions.
  • Assist with the tracking and management of Case Report Forms (CRFs), queries and clinical data flow.
  • Submit within required timeframes all needed documentation, updates and tracking including, but not limited to, Trial Master File documentation, site activation status, protocol amendment status.
  • Problem solve identified issues with appropriate timely escalation to the Site Relationship Partner.
  • Assist the Site Relationship Partner with the preparation, handling, distribution, filing, and archiving of clinical documentation and reports according to the scope of work and standard operating procedures.
  • Support investigator sites, Site Relationship Partners, Study Managers and study teams in preparation for and providing responses to site audits/inspections.

 

Communication

  • Act as a point contact for the GSSO team members for designated project site communications, correspondence and associated documentation.
  • Maintain ongoing contact and communication with the GSSO team members as needed.
  • Respond promptly to GSSO team member and investigator site requests.
  • Establish tools for efficient updates to the GSSO Study Team members as needed regarding site status, issues, delays, and approvals.

Clinical Trial Monitoring Support

 

  • As needed, support the Site Relationship Partner with coaching and training of site personnel to ensure ongoing compliance with study documentation is in accordance with prevailing laws, Good Clinical Practices, and standards.
  • In collaboration with the Site Relationship Partner, conduct or oversee investigator site activation activities, IIP completion, site budget and contract negotiation, and ensure timely management of emerging issues that may compromise time to site activation.
  • In collaboration with Site Relationship Partner and Outsourcing Lead, facilitate site payments as needed and as per contracts and work with the appropriate groups to resolve issues.
  • In support of Site Relationship Partner, conduct remote monitoring activities, with a focus on Trial Master File/Site Master File reconciliation, investigational product reconciliation or other technical or logistical supportive activities that facilitate inspection readiness.
  • Identify and resolve in collaboration with Site Relationship Partner investigator site issues within required timeframes; agree and develop corrective and preventative actions with investigator and site personnel to close open issues and to prevent recurrence/persistence of issues.
  • Assist to resolve data queries within required timelines; support database release as needed for supported sites/functions.

What do you need to have?

Required Education:  Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent in clinical,

science, or health related field from an accredited institution or a licensed healthcare professional

Required skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Experience with PC-Windows, word processing, and electronic spreadsheets required.
  • Knowledge of ICH and local regulatory authority drug research and development regulations required.
  • Clinical trials support or pharmaceutical industry experience required.
  • PREFERRED School diploma/certificate or equivalent combination of education, training and experience; BS/BA or Bachelor’s degree in life sciences preferred. In general, candidates for this job would hold the following levels of education/experience:
    • 2 years relevant experience in clinical site management
    • Experience in study activation and site management is an asset
    • Knowledge of clinical trial methodologies, ICH/GCP, FDA and local country regulations
    • Must be fluent in English, and the regulatory language of the appointed location

Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical research and development processes and ability to gain command of process details
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global and local regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding of key operational elements of a clinical trial (e.g., study start-up, conduct, close-out activities, reporting, etc.)
  • Understand the quality expectations and emphasis on right first time. Demonstrate compliance with all applicable company, regulatory and country requirements. Attention to detail evident in a disciplined approach to document review, adherence to SOPs, metrics, etc.
  • Proven ability to work independently and, also as a team member
  • Ability to organize tasks, time and priorities, ability to multi-task
  • Understand basic medical terminology, GCP requirements and proficient in computer operations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in relating to colleagues and associates both inside and outside of the organization
  • Required to support multi-national team members, and flexibility in working hours may be needed occasionally

Organizational Relationships

 

  • Reports to Site Activation Partner Manager
  • Partners across Global Site and Study Operations roles, and other CD&O roles as needed
  • Partners with Regulatory Affairs, PharmSci, Medical Quality Assurance, Legal, Drug Safety Unit as needed



PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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