Clinical Research Associate

Job description

The Clinical Research Associate will manage clinical trial sites at every stage of the clinical trial process to a high quality in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures, relevant legislation and ICH GCP requirements.

  • Work within the respective country with one or more clinical trials, representing the local team in the CDC trial team led by the CDC Trial Manager, when applicable.
  • Primary point of contact between site staff and the company, act as an ambassador and contributes to making the company the preferred partner in clinical trials.
  • Contribute to or lead selection of sites, in collaboration with CDC and local colleagues such as LM and Medical Affairs.
  • Overall site management, including site monitoring and remote monitoring as applicable.
  • Ensure that trial site staff are properly trained to conduct the trial(s), provide necessary training and identify and flag any development areas and implement mitigations.
  • Managing trial sites to meet patient recruitment and retention target, aimed at successful completion of the clinical programme.
  • Close collaboration with relevant roles to ensure successful conduct of the trial, such as local Lead CRA, CDC Trial Manager, CDC CTA and local Line Manager
  • Ownership of site management and trial conduct and timely flagging of any issues proactively to relevant roles within local team and/or CDC.
  • Agree on tasks responsibility split and timelines with CDC CTA within the trial, including timely provision of trial documentation.
  • Contribute to or drive Scientific Recruitment and Retention (SRR) planning and execution, in collaboration with CDC Trial Manager and as agreed with Line Manager.
  • Perform local administrative tasks as agreed with the Line Manager.
  • Responsible for site preparedness for audits and inspections and all related follow-up activities.
  • Other relevant trial, site or documentation related tasks as assigned by line manager.



  • Bachelor's Degree level, life science or nursing qualification or equivalent (desirable)
  • Basic GCP qualification
  • Very good knowledge of French and English

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology
  • Knowledge of the clinical trials environment – ICH GCP, regulatory issues, SOPs
  • Knowledge of drug development process
  • Good working knowledge of electronic clinical trials systems – IMPACT, EDC, IWRS, electronic TMF
  • Computer literacy and IT skills

Work experience

  • Healthcare industry experience or customer service based employment
  • Previous experience of monitoring trials in accordance with ICH GCP methodology
Our offer
  • An attractive salary in line with your experience and skills
  • Fringe benefits including a company car, medical insurance, pension plan and a care plan
  • A supporting environment
  • Respect for the life-work balance
  • Career planning
  • A focus on professional and personal growth through training and coaching
  • Room for personal engagement to help shape our company's future
Contact person

Tim Janssen

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