CRA / Clinical Research Associate

Switzerland, Basel
£46.17 - £57.08 per hour
15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
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Mark Cussens
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a leading pharmaceutical company as a CRA.

Job Responsibilities

* Contribute to the collection and the quality control of essential documents required for the Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) shipment approval
* Participate in and contribute to the Clinical Pharmacology study team meetings by providing updates on monitoring activities
* Contribute to the CR0/Site selection process by sharing any experience with a CR0/Site (when required)
* Perform qualification visits (when required) and initiation visits as agreed with the Clinical Pharmacologist for the assigned studies
* Schedule and conduct routine monitoring visits and close-out visits at the frequency determined for the assigned studies, assuring that the CROs/Sites are delivering high quality research, overall integrity of study implementation, and adherence to the protocol at the clinical sites
* Ensure that the conduct of the assigned studies complies with ICH Guidelines, local regulations, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
* Identify CR0/Site issues, ensure resolution, and/or escalate issues if necessary
* Report to the Clinical Pharmacology study team and the CR0/Site staff any findings noted during monitoring visits by completing monitoring visit reports and follow-up letters as per Idorsia processes
* Manage the assigned CR0/Site(s) through regular contacts to ensure about:
o Site compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards throughout the study,
o Adequate enrolment, and
o Understanding of study requirements
* Operate as a central communication link between the Clinical Pharmacology study team and the CR0/Site staff from the time of the IRB/IEC approval to the close-out visit, for the assigned studies
* Manage all study supplies, including (but not limited to) IMP and laboratory supplies, from receipt to return or destruction, as appropriate
* Supervise biological samples shipment(s) from the CR0/Site to the bioanalytical laboratory or central laboratory (when appropriate)
* Ensure timely eCRF completion, if applicable, and proactively identify any data discrepancies by remotely reviewing the eCRF data
* Ensure that query resolution is completed in a timely manner and supervise database lock in collaboration with the Clinical Pharmacologist and the Data Scientist
* Responsible for Trial Master File (TMF) maintenance
* Ensure set-up and maintenance of the Investigator Site File
* Ensure about the transmittal of requested TMF documents under the CRA's responsibility (e.g., Delegation of Authority) to Idorsia
* Ensure completion of Clinical Trial Management System when applicable

Candidate's Requirements

* University degree in science or health-related discipline and/or degree in Nursing
* Minimum 1-2 years clinical research experience in a Contract Research Organization (CRC) or Pharmaceutical Company with experience in monitoring on-site clinical trials
* Strong knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements
* Understanding of drug development process

Additional experience requirement of the Senior Clinical Research Associate
* Minimum 4-5 years clinical research experience in a CR0 or Pharmaceutical Company with experience in monitoring on-site clinical trials including 2+ years' experience in monitoring early phase clinical trials (i.e., phase 0, 1, 2a), phase 1 experience advantageous

Key People is a specialist international recruitment consultancy with over 25 years' experience of working within the life sciences, biotech, healthcare and CRO industries. Our experienced and dedicated clinical research related consultants have a long history of success, excellent technical knowledge and a flexible, consultative focussed approach to recruitment.

Please contact Mark Cussens, Clinical Research Recruiter on
Tel: +44 1727 817623 or email:
Tel: +41 4350 86620 or email:

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