Clinical Research Associate II

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📅  Posted 11 days ago 📍 Spain
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Job Description

Allucent is a full-service contract research and development organization with international resources dedicated to helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies efficiently and expeditiously navigate the regulatory approval process in order to bring new drugs, biologics, and medical devices to the people who need them. Allucent is a non-laboratory environment. At Allucent, our mission is to help bring new therapies to light. When you work at Allucent, that means rolling up your sleeves and applying your scientific knowledge, clinical expertise, and experience to partnerships with our clients in small and mid-sized biotech companies.

These customers have new therapeutic ideas, but want a partner who can assist with the clinical trial process, the complexities of certain disease states, or other critical capacities. You’ll work with them on the newest treatment breakthroughs for some of the most perplexing conditions. And ultimately, you’ll help make a positive difference in patients’ lives.

We are looking for a Clinical Research Associate II to join our Spanish based Site Management team.

The CRA II will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Governs quality standards for trial monitoring activities.
  • Performs Selection, Initiation, Monitoring and Closure Visits at Investigator Sites according to project schedule. Adheres to project guidelines and Allucent SOPs for monitoring requirements.
  • Monitors activities at clinical study sites to assure adherence to GCP, ICH, SOPs, and study protocols.
  • Tracks and supervises collection of ongoing study data for purpose of regular project status reporting.
  • Collects and reviews regulatory documents as required.
  • Prepares site visit reports and telephone contact reports.
  • Maintains and updates CTMS in compliance with SOPs and study-specific directives.
  • Acts as Document Owner for collected documents.
  • May participate in the start-up process including preparing Informed Consent forms, developing study documents, EC / CA submissions, and / or site contract management
  • Aims to pro-actively prevent and / or mitigate issues. Resolves site issues, including site recruitment challenges, and determines status for IP shipment.
  • Acts as the main line of communication between the project team and the site staff.
  • Works in collaboration with Allucent Centralized Monitoring Team to evaluate risk-based monitoring activities to facilitate oversight of the study conduct at the sites and prevent issues. Activities are related to but not limited to: Investigational Product supplies, non-IP study supplies, subject eligibility, protocol compliance, facilities, and PI oversight.
  • Identifies potential logistical/practical problems and support Project team to create solutions / contingency plans, with timeframes for resolution.
  • Ensures the continuous maintenance of the Trial Master File and Investigator Site File.
  • Assists the Project Manager (PM) and Clinical Team Leader (CTL) with generation of study specific forms for completion by CRA and Investigators and follow up with the teams to ensure timely completion and submission.
  • Works with Project Manager (PM); Clinical Team Leader (CTL), SSU (Study Start Up) team members or sponsor to ensure authorization of regulatory documents and site contracts.
  • Attends Investigator Meetings (IM) to include organizing and presenting at investigator meetings. and study specific training meetings.
  • May translate, coordinate translations or review completed translations of the essential documents as required.
  • May participates in feasibility and/or site identification activities. Contacts local opinion leaders, medical consultants or specified investigators and identifies sites with the potential for participation. May follow feasibility procedures for documentation of feasibilities performed in collaboration with the Study Start Up Department.
  • Where applicable, identifies the documentation required for review by Regulatory Authorities and Ethical Committees. May prepare Regulatory and Ethics Committee submissions working in conjunction with Study Start Up Department. Ensure written approvals are obtained and distributed appropriately prior to Site Initiation.
  • Prepares and attends an Assessment Visit with a more senior CRA, CTL or Clinical Research Manager as required.
  • May process interim and final payments to Investigators, including preliminary calculations, review and approval from Project Management, liaison with finance, logging trial expenditure, receipts, invoices, and income.
  • Assists the Project Team with the day-to-day management of critical studies as required, including attendance at team meetings.
  • Provides secondary in-house review of CRFs (if required).
  • Support site staff in preparation for study related site audits and inspections.
  • Where applicable, reports Quality Issues and supports the root cause analysis, writing of and resolution of the Corrective and Preventative Actions.
  • May be assigned other tasks / activities / responsibilities related to the study execution in the country.
  • May support initiatives in the country, GCO, and / or CTO to contribute to improvements and quality.
  • Must work both independently and in a team environment.
Benefits
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Competitive salaries per location
  • Departmental Study/Training Budget for furthering professional development
  • Flexible Working hours (within reason)
  • Opportunity for fully remote working or hybrid Working Model
  • Leadership and mentoring opportunities
  • Internal growth opportunities and career progression
  • More task variety
  • Financially rewarding internal Employee Referral Program
  • Access to online soft-skills and technical training via GoodHabitz and internal platforms
  • To all recruitment agencies: Allucent does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Allucent employees. Allucent is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes

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Requirements
  • At least three years clinical monitoring experience and/or relevant clinical trial experience.
  • Relevant life science degree / health care / nursing background and/or related degree.
  • Sound knowledge of medical terminology and clinical monitoring process.
  • Strong communication in Local and English language in both written and verbal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to translate guidelines, rules and regulations in clear and usable recommendations
  • Representative, outgoing and client focused
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced challenging environment of a growing company
  • In-depth therapeutic and protocol knowledge
  • Ability to perform travel an average of 65%, depending on project needs.
  • In-depth therapeutic and protocol knowledge as provided in previous, or company provided training.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively prioritize tasks, establish, and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, managers, investigators, site personnel and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Administrative excellence
  • Proficiency with various computer applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, organize and manage new skills and tasks and mentor colleagues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects