Senior CRA

Job description

For one of our clients in Brussels, we are looking for a Senior CRA. 


General Tasks

  • Gain/maintain knowledge in protocol, monitoring manual, IMP and other relevant documents
  • Check prerequisites for a trial in preparation for pre study visits, initiations etc.
  • Arrange local meetings with (as applicable) PM, Clinical Project Assistant (CPA), Clinical Trial Application (CTA) officer.
  • Ensures cross-functional collaboration, e.g. point of contact for medical affairs regarding investigators, as applicable.
  • Company's representative for both internal and external communication.
  • Support in inspections and audits.
  • Identify academic networks and local treatment guidelines within the Therapeutic area in collaboration with the local ClinOps team.
  • Identify and propose National coordinator, appropriate trial sites and investigators for clinical studies in collaboration with the Clinical Operations Lead.
  • Provide input to the line managers of their study team members' performance relative to trial tasks.
  • Prepare and present trial information at internal and external meetings e.g. local investigator meetings.

In preparation phase

  • Participate in team meetings e.g. Trial Preparation Meeting, and provide information on the status of the study.
  • Ensure that local adaptations to the monitoring manual are made (if needed).
  • If a local vendor is needed, collaborate with the PM to identify, select and manage vendors on local level (e.g. Central laboratory, equipment,...).
  • Maintain Trial Master File (TMF) up to date on OPU and site level.
  • Ensure input is timely given for completeness of CTMS entries by CML or delegate.
  • Check pre requisites and prepare on-site logistics e.g. complete IRT shipping forms.
  • Collect essential documents for submission in collaboration with CRA, CTA officer and PM.
  • Preparation of local Subject Information (SI)/Informed Consent Form (ICF) and other required trial documents for submission, TMF and Investigator Site Files (ISFs).
  • Conduct and document Pre-trial contacts and supports the CML in site selection
  • Arrange supplies/materials/NIMP/equipment in collaboration with the study team
  • Provide site and trial information for budget and contract negotiations.

In initiation phase

  • Ensure proper handover of trial to CRO-CRA
  • Participates in the Trial Initiation visi at site together with the CRO-CRA and ensures that the site staff is trained in protocol and related documents and procedures.
  • Ensure that all essential documents are available before initiation, maintain TMF up to date
  • Ensure input is timely given for completeness of CTMS entries

In conduct phase

  • Support CTA officer with adaptation of documents for substantial amendment submission.
  • Adjustment of local SI/ICF and other required trial documents for submission (substantial amendment).
  • Support audits and inspections on site level.
  • Providing support in overview, reviewing and informing CTM of changes for budget in collaboration with the study team.  
  • Participates in field training and mentoring of (new) CRAs. Can provide input relative to performance review and development opportunities of (new) CRAs.
  • May coordinate local CRAs team working on the same project, when applicable.
  • Ensure safety and protection of trial subjects through compliance with the monitoring plan, SOPs, ICH-GCP and applicable regulations
  • Collaboration with internal (e.g medical affairs, purchasing) and external (e.g vendors) to identify and evaluate issues on the project and ensure the implementation of timely solution.
  • Gain/ maintain knowledge and expertise in the therapeutic areas through clinical and scientific literature review, ongoing awareness and trends of industry practices and participation in activities.
  • University degree or Bachelor in medical/paramedical sciences, or equivalent through experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of monitoring experience.
  • Flexible attitude.
  • Willing to work in a start-up team.
  • Knowledge of GCP guidelines & EU Directives.
  • Language skills: native Dutch or French and fluent in English.
  • Well organized, accurate, detailed...
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

Rafael Hoebrechts

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