JUMP TO CONTENT

ICON's Global CRA Academy Program - Argentina Success Story

Posting date: 25/08/2023
Author: Inside ICON

ICON plc's Global CRA Academy Program and the Argentina Success Story

In the ever-evolving realm of clinical research, the role of Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) continues to be in a critical position in supporting clinical trials. 

The role of the CRA is involved in all phases of clinical trials, from start-up to close-out. The main role of a CRA is to ensure the safety and efficacy of the investigational products being researched. ICON understands the significance of nurturing talent to meet the demands of this dynamic field.

The CRA Academy program reflects ICON's dedication to cultivating professionals who can drive innovation and excellence in clinical research. 

In our LATAM CRA Academy, incumbents start their training as In-house Clinical Research Associates (IHCRA), and are quickly moved into CRAs, and will engage directly with and travel to the research sites..

What does the CRA Academy involve?

Comprehensive Training: Participants are trained in the clinical research principles, GCP guidelines, and the nuances of their roles as CRAs or In-House CRAs. 

Practical Experience: The program offers practical exposure through simulated training scenarios, preparing participants for real-world challenges. 

Collaborative Culture: Emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie creates a supportive learning environment, facilitating knowledge sharing and mutual growth. 

Career Progression: The program aligns with personal growth aspirations, offering a clear trajectory for participants to excel within the organization. 

Guidance and Mentorship: Participants receive mentorship from seasoned professionals, ensuring a seamless transition into their roles.


What did participants think about the CRA Academy?

While ICON's CRA Academy program is a global initiative, our focus is on the success story that has unfolded within the Argentina cohort. This dynamic group of individuals has embraced the opportunity to develop their careers within the clinical research industry under the guidance of ICON's expert team. 

Let's explore the insights shared by participants and uncover the value of this unique initiative. From the feedback provided by participants, a common thread of enthusiasm, camaraderie, and a relentless pursuit of excellence emerges. 

• "The CRA Academy was a great way to learn about the role of a CRA and to get the skills I need to be successful in this field. The program was very comprehensive and covered all the topics I needed to know. I also appreciated the opportunity to participate in in-field training visits." - Irina 

 • "The program was very well-organized and the instructors were very knowledgeable. I felt like I was really prepared to start my career as a CRA after completing the academy." - Martina 

• "The CRA Academy is a great way to get started in clinical research. The program is very supportive and the team is always willing to help. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is interested in a career in this field." - Daniela 

 • "The CRA Academy was an excellent way to learn about the ABCs of the role of an IHCRA employee. The program provided me with the tools necessary to not only comprehend the abstract aspects of my role but also put them into practice." - Ignacio 

 • "The camaraderie that is offered by this academy at ICON aids in the process of adjusting. I cannot emphasize enough how much everyone in ICON is willing to provide a helping hand at any moment." - Rocío


Career Aspirations for future CRAs

ICON is committed to developing the next generation of CRAs by merging comprehensive training, immersive experiences, and collaborative learning, the program equips participants with the skills to thrive. 

For those aspiring to be part of this transformative journey, opportunities await; search for opportunities at ICON and apply directly online to embark on a career that helps bring lifesaving drugs to market and improves patients’ quality of life.

List #1

Related jobs at ICON

Senior CRA

Salary

Location

Argentina

Department

Clinical Monitoring

Location

Argentina

Remote Working

Remote

Business Area

ICON Strategic Solutions

Job Categories

Clinical Monitoring

Job Type

Permanent

Description

As Clinical Research Associate (CRA), you will be joining the world's largest & most comprehensive clinical research organization, powered by healthcare intelligence.  A CRA is a professional who cont

Reference

2023-103904

Expiry date

01/01/0001

Tulio Sanquiz

Author

Tulio Sanquiz
Read more Shortlist Save this role
Clinical Research Associate II

Salary

Location

France

Department

Clinical Monitoring

Location

France

Business Area

ICON Strategic Solutions

Job Categories

Clinical Monitoring

Job Type

Permanent

Description

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment driving innovation and excellence, and we welcome you to join us

Reference

2023-106829

Expiry date

01/01/0001

Dominique Carilien Read more Shortlist Save this role
Senior Clinical Research Associate

Salary

Location

Paris

Department

Clinical Monitoring

Location

Paris

Remote Working

Remote

Business Area

ICON Strategic Solutions

Job Categories

Clinical Monitoring

Job Type

Permanent

Description

 We are looking for motivated, reliable, and dedicated CRAs with at least 3 years of independent external monitoring of commercial studies.  Experience in Diabetes/Obesity, Cardiovascular, Chronic Dis

Reference

2024-111131

Expiry date

01/01/0001

Katrien Dooms

Author

Katrien Dooms
Read more Shortlist Save this role
Clinical Research Associate - FL, GA, MS, AR, LA, TX

Salary

Location

Atlanta, United States, Dallas

Department

Clinical Monitoring

Location

Atlanta

Dallas

United States

Business Area

ICON Strategic Solutions

Job Categories

Clinical Monitoring

Job Type

Permanent

Description

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment driving innovation and excellence, and we welcome you to join us

Reference

2024-111182

Expiry date

01/01/0001

Jamie Pruitt

Author

Jamie Pruitt
Read more Shortlist Save this role
View all
List #1

Related stories

Personal development
5 Essential Skills to Boost Your Career in 2024

Teaser label

Career Progression

Content type

Blogs

Publish date

06/20/2024

Summary

In today's rapidly evolving job market, especially within the STEM fields, staying competitive requires continuous skill development. As we look forward to 2024, certain skills have become indispensa

Teaser label

Discover the top 5 essential skills to boost your career in 2024, especially for STEM professionals in clinical research.

Read more
Man in a clinical lab
Demystifying Clinical Research Management

Teaser label

Industry

Content type

Blogs

Publish date

06/07/2024

Summary

Introduction to Clinical Research Management Clinical research management is a complex and multifaceted field that encompasses the planning, execution, and oversight of clinical trials and studies

Teaser label

In this guide we explore the intricacies of clinical research management.

Read more
2 muffins on a plate
International Day of Families

Teaser label

Inclusion & Belonging

Content type

Blogs

Publish date

06/03/2024

Summary

International Day of Families 2024 ICON plc recently celebrated the International Day of Families on May 15th, creating an event that truly captured the spirit of this day. Working with the SPACE

Teaser label

On May 15th, we recently celebrated the International Day of Families at ICON plc.

Read more
View all
List #1

Recently viewed jobs

Browse popular job categories below or search all jobs above