Clinical Research Associate
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About the role
At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives.
Our ‘Own It’ culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Integrity, Collaboration, Agility and Inclusion. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.
That’s our vision. We’re driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you’re as driven as we are, join us. You’ll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you’ll be helping shape an industry.
This CRA role is a client dedicated one where you will work exclusively on one sponsors trials and SOPs; you will work for a client that values their staff and puts an emphasis on career development.
The CRA is responsible for the preparation, initiation, monitoring and closure of assigned sites in clinical studies, in compliance with sponsor's procedural documents, international guidelines such as ICH-GCP, and relevant local regulations and that the sites deliver according to their respective commitment in the individual studies.
CRA with strong experience may take on additional responsibilities that include additional tasks associated with local study management.
You will monitor multiple Phase I, II, III & IV clinical trial sites, across different therapeutic areas. Assist other CRAs with co-monitoring activities both remote and on-site.
You will utilise your customer service mindset with your sites focusing on delivering value, building loyalty and trust to create a positive impact and strong relationship with investigators and study coordinators where respect, knowledge and commitment to ICH/GCP guidelines are key to successful trial conduct.
As the CRA you are the main sponsor representative, providing key project updates. You will collaborate with the team, developing commitment to study timelines and objectives through regular visits with site staff in-person and remotely.
You will be first to review "source to CRF/eCRF," ensuring patient safety and data integrity aspect of the study.
As the first point of contact for study sites, escalating any concerns/issues to other departments including Safety, Investigational Medicinal Product, Local Study Managers and management team as appropriate.
Additionally, you will oversee the sites' adherence to GCP/ICH practices, ensuring quality of study conduct.
To be successful in the role, you will have:
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)
Minimum 1 year of independent on-site monitoring experience
Ability to travel nationally with overnight stays
Experience conducting all types of MVs such as: Site Selection, Initiation, Routine Monitoring and Close Out Visits both remotely and on-site
A demonstrated working knowledge of ICH/GCP Guidelines
Excellent record-keeping skills and attention to detail
Fluent in English and Romanian, both written and oral
Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.
At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.
ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and 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.
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