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Clinical Research Associate Jobs

ICON Clinical Research has a strong reputation in our approaches to clinical development. We apply scientific and operational excellence across all phases of clinical trial outsourcing services for our clients. We work with top pharmaceutical organisations on emerging therapeutic areas which include, but are not limited, to Oncology, Vaccines, CNS, Cardiovascular and Pain.

We operate in over 40 countries with over 80 offices worldwide and over 11,000 employees globally. We are comprised of 6 divisions and offer a full-service portfolio of solutions to our clients. Our clinical research area specifically caters for Clinical Trial Assistants, Research Associates, Study Start-Up Associates, Site Managers, Project Managers and Site Activation Leads, amongst more.

We support our CRAs with manageable sites and protocols, offer a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plan, competitive pay, four weeks’ paid time off, compressed work weeks and eligibility for the annual performance bonus. Additionally, we have cutting-edge technology to ensure the future state of monitoring and a dedicated management team to support our CRAs in the field, including our first-class Training Management system: iLearn.

To learn more about life as a CRA at ICON, click to expand the below areas:


ICON keeps striving for more. We pride ourselves on hiring and retaining the best CRAs in the business. After all, to be the best, you’ve got to have the best.
Ongoing training and development is a significant part of this process. Our commitment to investing in our people is shown through structured training programs, particularly in therapeutic and project areas.

We’re always working to be better than ever, and CRAs will tell you that our world-class training programs are a big part of our business.


Innovation at ICON is focused on three main factors: reducing time to market, reducing cost and increasing quality. It’s our mission to deliver the biggest impact possible through our use of best-in-class processes and industry-leading technology.

We believe in innovative thinking, with clinical and technological expertise guiding us at every step.

Our technology:

We invest in specialist technology platforms to ensure our clients are supported throughout the clinical trial process. One of these is ICONIK, which analyzes operational, clinical and real world data collected during clinical development. Within the ICONIK Informatics Hub is Firecrest, which we use to enhance patient engagement, recruitment and retention. Addplan, also part of the Hub, is used to easily and effectively design, simulate and analyse clinical trials.

Work-life balance

Creating a positive work-life balance is one of the key elements of ICON’s success. We take this seriously and promote it across all levels of the business.
Our CRAs enjoy home-based offices, generous leave entitlements, flexible schedules, low protocols and manageable regional travel.

We nurture an environment where healthy lifestyles are celebrated and voluntary benefits enhance wellbeing. Put simply, we provide the best work-life balance the industry can offer.

Career progression

ICON celebrates career progression. Training and support is offered at all levels, and our CRAs are encouraged to strive for more.

We not only want our CRAs to excel in their everyday roles, we also want them to progress within the company. We provide the tools in which to do so, and CRAs who meet the challenge are rewarded with career advancement.

Culture and values

There is no limit to what you can achieve at ICON. From contributing to the development of life-saving drugs to working in a team of dedicated experts, your work is always valued.

Teamwork is actively encouraged within our CRA group. We value commitment to excellence and promote this across every element of the business. Our CRAs are engaged and motivated to do their best work every day.

A bachelor’s degree in the life sciences will ensure your familiarity with regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology. Please refer to the individual job specifications for particular details, including the preferred level of experience.

We are currently hiring for a number of roles within Clinical Operations.

Clinical Trial Assistant Study Start Up Associate Clinical Trial Manager Document Management

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