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Senior Clinical Research Associate


Senior Clinical Research Associate, Dermatology

The senior clinical research associate (CRA) will monitor the progress of clinical studies at investigative sites or remotely, and ensure clinical trials are conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), ICH-GCP, and all applicable regulatory requirements.

 

 

This role will be perfect for you if:

 

  • You are an experienced CRA with a demonstrated ability to work autonomously to meet quality standards and deadlines
  • Focusing on dermatology and developing an expertise in this therapeutic area is interesting to you
  • You enjoy working for a mid-sized CRO where your contributions are noticed and valued

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

The senior clinical research associate (CRA):

 

  • Conducts site qualification, initiation, monitoring, and close-out visits for research sites according to the monitoring plan, Innovaderm and sponsor SOPs, ICH/CGP guidelines and applicable regulations
  • Participates in investigators’ meetings
  • Prepares site visit reports and follow-up letters to the investigator
  • Builds productive relationships with investigators and site staff to achieve study objectives, including patient recruitment targets
  • Performs source data verification, ensures on-site study drug storage, dispensing, and accountability, data collection, and regulatory document collection is adequate

 

The Sr CRA may also assume the following Lead CRA responsibilities: 

 

  • Reviews and approves site visit reports. 
  • Tracks site visit and trip report metrics and escalates issues to project teams. 
  • Recommends potential solutions to identified issues and work with the project managers to find resolution. 
  • Supports the development of annotated site visit reports, clinical monitoring plans, and monitoring tools. 
  • Supports the preparation and development of materials related to the training of CRAs. 
  • Mentors CRAs.  
  • Conducts on-site quality control visits with CRAs. 

 

 

Education

  • B.Sc. in a field relevant to clinical research, nursing degree and/or equivalent experience

 

Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in conducting on-site clinical monitoring in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and/or contract research organization (CRO) industry

 

 

Knowledge and skills

  • Good knowledge of ICH/GCP standards and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to prioritize different assignments and work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail and meeting timelines
  • Excellent judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Travel to research sites approximately 65% of the time
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in dermatology is an asset

 

 

The work environment

 

At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven professionals. Our values are collaboration, innovation, reliability and responsiveness. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 

 

As a contract Senior Clinical Research Associate, you will be eligible for the following conditions: 

  • Work from home
  • Renewable contract opportunity with a growing company

 

About Innovaderm

Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 2000, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America and Europe.

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