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Graduate CRA

US-Tennessee-Brentwood; US-Any US location-Home Based
Reference: 055989
This vacancy has now expired.

The Graduate CRA will be trained for the role of Clinical Research Associate within ICON.  Clinical Research Associates identify, select, initiate and close-out appropriate investigational sites for clinical studies. To monitor those sites in order to ensure that studies are carried out according to the study protocol and in accordance with ICON SOPs/WPs, applicable regulations and the principles of ICH –GCP 


  •  Assist with coordinating all the necessary activities required to set up and monitor a study, including the following: 
  • - Identify investigators. 
    - Help, when requested, in preparation of regulatory submissions. 
    - Design patient information sheets and consent forms. 
    - Coordinate documents translation, verification and back translations where required. 
    - Ensure timely submission of protocol/consent documents/safety reports for Ethics/IRB approval according to local requirements. 
    - Pre-study/placement and initiation visits. 
    - Conduct regular monitoring visits in accordance with the ICON site monitoring SOP/Sponsor site monitoring SOP/WP, as appropriate
  • Maintain all files and documentation pertaining to studies. 
    - Motivate investigators in order to achieve recruitment targets. 
    - Complete accurate study status reports. 
    - Ensure the correct storage of drugs and the diligent account of all drugs in accordance with SOPs. 
    - Keep the Project Manager regularly informed. 
    - Process case record forms to the required quality standards and timelines. 
    - Deal with sponsor generated queries in a timely manner. 
    - Ensure the satisfactory close-out of investigator sites. 
    - Ensure correct archiving of files on completion of a study. 
    - Co-operate with sponsor and/or ICON QA personnel in the conduct of QA audits. 
    - Participate in feasibility studies for new proposals, as required 
    - Maintain patient and sponsor confidentiality. 
    - Investigational Products (IPs) stored and managed by the site:
  • Ensure storage conditions and acceptable supplies are provided
  • Ensure IPs are supplied only to eligible patients
  • Ensure IP receipt, use and return are controlled and documented
  • Ensure disposition of unused IP comply with regulatory requirement and are in accordance with the sponsor.
  • To participate, if requested, in the preparation of and review of study documentation e.g., draft protocols, draft CRFs, monitoring guidelines and elements of final report.
  •  Participate in data listing reviews, as applicable.
  • Participates in the creation of and the presenting of projects to an appropriate audience when required 
  • To be cost effective.
  • Assist with marketing the company if and when appropriate. 
    Other duties as assigned.




  • A minimum of 1 year of Clinical Research Experience in oncology trials
  • Ability to travel 65-70% of the month
  • Ability to review and evaluate clinical data.
  • Computer literacy
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid Drivers license.
  • Bachelors degree, or local equivalent, in medicine, science or related discipline.  

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