Syneos Health

Senior CRA - Belgium

18 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. We bring together more than 25,000 clinical and commercial minds to create a better, smarter, faster way to get biopharmaceutical therapies into the hands of patients who need them most. Evolve in a global company that is always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently as the only fully integrated Biopharmaceutical Accelerator. You'll be supported with comprehensive resources based on today's emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge - instead of practices from the past. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment to over-deliver and outperform. A career with Syneos Health means your everyday work improves patients’ lives around the world.



For our client, a global pharmaceutical organization we are currently looking for a Senior Clinical Research Associate (phase II/III Oncology studies). 


The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) role is a primary site facing role, responsible for building collaborative, long lasting relationships with our external partners. The CRAperforms routine monitoring visits from study start up to study close out and is accountable for ensuring patient safety, GCP compliance, delivery of patient recruitment targets and data quality and integrity at clinical trial sites.


  • Identifies new potential Investigators, through ongoing collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assesses potential Investigators and their sites to ensure they have the resources and capabilities to conduct clinical trials.
  • Develop Site relationships (incl. Contract Research Organization related issue management and non- registrational /Investigator Sponsored Research Studies) and serve as a point of contact for Sites
  • Provides trainings to sites
  • Recommends sites during the site feasibility and/or site selection process
  • Conducts pre-study visit as appropriate
  • Conducts initiation visits to ensure Investigator and site personnel receives adequate protocol specific training prior to site activation
  • Reviews site activities and quality through on-site and off-site visits. Conducts monitoring activities and ensures safety and protection of study subjects as per the monitoring plan, the client’s procedural documents, protocol, ICH/GCP Guidelines and other local regulations as applicable 
  • Perform Unblinded Site Monitor activities to protect the blind of the study by acting as secondary monitoring source separate from the blinded monitor.
  • While monitoring demonstrates the ability to use data to assess risks, identify issues and make appropriate decisions.
  • Performs site closure activities when all required protocol visits and follow-up are completed
  • Manages multiple protocols, across multiple therapeutic areas, which may require travel, based upon assigned site location and/or geographic territory.
  • Ensures completeness and quality of data submitted from study sites. 
  • Ensures eCRF data is available and current by using the available systems to follow site activities.
  • Oversees activities of site personnel over whom there is no direct authority. 
  • Motivates/influences the site to meet study objectives, including enrolment and retention goals.  Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability when communicating with different stakeholders utilizing the most appropriate communication method
  • Anticipates, identifies and proactively supports site in resolving issues as they occur. Appropriately documents and promptly escalates serious or persistent outstanding issues to management and project team. Initiates, recommends, documents and communicates corrective actions as needed and follows up to ensure corrective/preventive actions based on root cause analysis are implemented  
  • Involvement in Regulatory Compliance audit/inspection process, as needed. This includes the development and implementation of site corrective and preventive actions
  • Prepares and submits written reports, both monitoring and administrative, in a timely, accurate, concise, professional and objective manner
  • May support Ethics Committee submission, ICF review, collection of documents to/from site
  • May support ensuring access to eDC and vendor systems is available for clinical trial site personnel
  • May support equipment calibration and tracking
  • May support preparation of Study Initiation Visit materials
  • May support coordination and ensure database lock timelines are met as required locally


Requirements of Successful candidate:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a scientific field with proven monitoring experience, preferably within a CRO or a pharma company
  • A full driving licence together with a willingness to travel
  • Thorough knowledge of ICH/GCP Guidelines and applicable local regulations
  • A strong understanding of the clinical trial process
  • Excellent planning/organisational skills and ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Ability to develop effective cross-functional relationships
  • Exceptional communication, relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team or independently as required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Results orientated
  • Computer Literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, eTMF, CTMS, EDC)

Additional information:

  • The candidate will be required to work on Phase II & III oncology trials so onsite, oncology monitoring experience is essential
  • Our client is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with our external partners; to allow CRA’s to succeed in this area, contract negotiations and ethics submissions are assigned to other roles
  • This client applies a Risk Based Monitoring methodology, experience in this area is desirable
  • Full time, field based role


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