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Clinical Research Associate

  1. Italy
2024-109317
  1. Clinical Monitoring
  2. ICON Strategic Solutions
  3. Remote

About the role

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 on our mission to shape the future of clinical development.


The Field CRA  is responsible for monitoring and management of clinical sites.  This position focuses on all activities required to evaluate, initiate, monitor and close clinical sites in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and ICH/GCP Guidelines.

 


We are currently looking for a Clinical Research Associate to join one of our Sponsor-dedicated teams.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison between the in-house team, vendors, and multiple clinical sites.
  • Develop strong site relationships, maintaining close contact with sites by telephone, correspondence, and remote and on-site visits.
  • Apply SOPs, Clinical Monitoring Plan (CMP), protocols, study manuals, other study materials as applicable.
  • Help identify and qualify potential investigators. Perform Pre-Study Site Visits.
  • Assist with start-up activities, including essential document review and collection as requested.
  • Perform Site Initiation Visits, Interim Monitoring Visits,Close Out visits as assigned.
  • Provide initial and ongoing training to clinical investigators and other site staff regarding the study protocol, procedures, documentation, as well as regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor site compliance with study protocol and GCP.
  • Perform source data review and verify adequacy of clinical data through comparison of case report forms to source documents per CMP.
  • Ensure the site is entering data according to the CRF Completion Guidelines and meeting data entry and query resolution deadlines.
  • Perform drug accountability and ensure adequate drug supply.
  • Review research specimen sample documentation, storage and processing, and ensure shipments are sent to central lab as required.
  • Assist study team as necessary in resolving lab queries and other issues.
  • Collaborate with the drug safety group to ensure site compliance with serious adverse event reporting requirements.
  • Ensure adequacy of clinical supplies to the site.
  • Collect and review site essential documents and ensure site regulatory files are complete and accurate.
  • Monitor site compliance with IRB policies/processes and ensure timely reporting, submissions, and approvals.
  • Track and report progress of study, data monitoring, protocol variations, issue resolution, and follow up compliance.
  • Prepare and complete visit trip reports, confirmation and follow up letters within timelines outlined in the CMP.
  • Track, report, and follow all action items to resolution.
  • Maintain CTMS in a timely fashion, utilizing available reports and study tools.
  • Work proactively with sites to address site issues and action items to obtain swift resolution and escalate to PL/PI per CMP.
  • Assist data management as required.
  • Provide co-monitoring support as requested or as necessary to develop additional skills

You are:


Dedicated, collaborative and inspire others.


Here at ICON we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:

  • BA/BS, or equivalent and minimum of 2 years of independent monitoring experience is mandatory. Prior oncology is preferred.  Prior monitoring experience is required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply CFR and GCP/ICH is required. Experience on global clinical trials is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint (preferred). Previous experience with EDC and CTMS systems.
  • Requires effective organizational and time management skills. 
  • Able to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm under limited direction and on own initiative. Ability to prioritize workload with attention to detail. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to discuss scientific, medical and therapeutic area information within small and large groups of medical professionals.
  • Flexibility towards work assignments, learning, and travel.
  •  Travel requirements will vary depending on study requirements, site assignments, site remote monitoring capabilities, and geographical location.
  • Responsive and proactive, a team player.


What ICON can offer you:

Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a diverse culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

In addition to your competitive salary, ICON offers a range of additional benefits. Our benefits are designed to be competitive within each country and are focused on well-being and work life balance opportunities for you and your family.

Our benefits examples include:

  • Various annual leave entitlements
  • A range of health insurance offerings to suit you and your family’s needs
  • Competitive retirement planning offerings to maximise savings and plan with confidence for the years ahead
  • Global Employee Assistance Programme, TELUS Health, offering 24-hour access to a global network of over 80,000 independent specialised professionals who are there to support you and your family’s well-being
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible country-specific optional benefits, including childcare vouchers, bike purchase schemes, discounted gym memberships, subsidised travel passes, health assessments, among others



Visit our careers website to read more about the benefits of working at ICON: https://careers.iconplc.com/benefits

At ICON, diversity, inclusion & belonging are fundamental to our culture and values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative which helps us better serve our people, patients, customers, and our communities. We're proud of our diverse workforce and the work we’ve done to become a more inclusive organisation. We’re dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all candidates. ICON is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

https://careers.iconplc.com/reasonable-accommodations

Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless – there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.

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