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(Junior) Clinical Research Associate - Sponsor Dedicated

  1. Germany
2024-108303
  1. Clinical Monitoring
  2. ICON Strategic Solutions
  3. Remote

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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 Clinical Research Associate will perform site activities for Phase I-IV studies operating as the main point of contact for the site during a study. Drive and execute monitoring plans, ensure site GCP compliance, write trip reports, resolve issues and facilitate open issue resolution, work on recruitment strategies, and monitor safety at the site.  The CRA  will conduct site qualification visits as assigned, site initiation visits and site training, routine monitoring visits, and site close-out visits. Perform investigator site management activities in adherence to all applicable regulatory guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).


What you will be doing, Including but not limited to:

  • Adhere with corporate internal polices and requirements, including submission of timesheets and expense reports in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of applicable SOPs, guidelines and study procedures
  • Conduct study start-up activities related to in-house monitoring activities
  • Assist with protocol and CRF review
  • Complete study feasibility and site selection activities
  • Conduct telephone screening interviews, administer site questionnaires, collect and review regulatory documents, assist with investigator grants negotiation
  • Assist with investigator meeting activities including organization, preparation, and attendance
  • Provide status of site activity to Project Manager
  • Perform site management activities including but not limited to site qualification visit, site initiation visits, site training, site routine monitoring visit, and site close out visits
  • Establish and maintain good rapport with study sites;a.maintain frequent telephone communication with sites, providing guidance to study coordinators and investigators as necessary and in agreement per monitoring plan
  • Write study visit reports and follow up letters within the timeline established by the applicable SOPs and guidelines
  • Coordinate timely shipment of clinical supplies and study drug to sites in collaboration with regional CRAs
  • Maintain adequate site tracking records
  • Follow up of drug safety issues and safety reports in timely manner
  • Communicate site study issues, concerns, and progress to Sr.CRA , Lead CRA, Project Manager and Clinical Operations Manager accordingly
  • Assist with the implementation of corrective actions when appropriate
  • Conduct in-house review of Case Report Forms
  • Assist with data query resolution
  • Perform telephone monitoring activities in order to obtain study status information
  • Prepare/review all patient tracking records
  • Input and maintain study information in tracking systems
  • Provide information concerning subject status for financial reimbursement to sites
  • Conduct and assist with administrative activities as a member of the project team;attend staff/project team meetings as required, document all investigator information and study contacts, assist with execution of investigator agreements and grant negotiations, prepare reports as defined by SOPs
  • Ensure adherence to cost effective travel.

You are:

  • First Experience as CRA, including conducting monitoring visits for clinical trials, from either a pharmaceutical company or a CRO environment.
  • A working knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines and local and international regulatory requirements is essential.
  • You will be educated to degree level in a life science discipline or be a licensed healthcare professional.
  • Fluency in German and English is essential
  • Scientific degree (BSc, MSc or PhD), have equivalent experience or be a licensed healthcare professiona


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

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, colour, 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 or submit a request here.

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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