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Clinical Research Associate

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Clinical Research Associate Jobs
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Chiltern (a Covance company) is looking for a CRA based in the South of the UK. You would be employed permanently by Chiltern and seconded to a top ten pharma company. Reading may be a good location as the successful candidate would be monitoring to the West (South Wales, South West Pennisula) but maybe a bit East too.

The studies will be predominantly in Neuroscience

We have an excellent opportunity for a CRA to work with a top ten pharmaceutical company. This is a home based full time CRA position in and around the Reading area . Chiltern have enjoyed a long and partnered approach with our pharma partner and both organisations are focused on the wellbeing and career development of the individual

You would be permanently employed by Chiltern on PAYE salary and benefits, and seconded to our client (pharma partner). We offer a competitive salary, car/car allowance, pension, LI, 25 days leave (increasing to 30) and other pastoral/quality of life benefits including contributions towards health club membership.
Company officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings for the fourth consecutive year, and for the first time, Top European Employer

• Field Based position in the Reading area
• Neuroscience Respiratory and Ophthalmology
• Competitive salary and benefits
• Full support and a focus on development
• Free access to training
• Great team of people
• Would suit a career CRA who enjoys UK monitoring and lots of site contact - would particularly suit a CRA who has monitiored in the NHS or Academic environment and wishes to transition to commercial pharma operations.
• HOME working from day one.
• Monitoring within 2.5 hour radius of Reading.
• Permanent employment with Chiltern (a Covance company) - seconded to a top ten pharmaceutical company
• 12 Months rolling contract
• PAYE salary and a range of benefits

We are looking for a dynamic CRA – an individual who enjoys the thrill of building relationships with sites, is interested in career development and appreciates the benefits of being “employed” for example, career development opportunities hand in hand with Chiltern and our client.

You will receive full support in terms of line management/pastoral care, full administrative support, and access to excellent training in both soft skills and technical advancement courses.

Working within a large cross section of therapy areas, this is a rolling and renewable contract starting as a 12 months secondment.

You would typically be monitoring around 3 days/week, sometimes more sometimes less. Sites are all very regional so travel distance is minimal but there could be multiple protocols.

IMPORTANTLY - We are looking for a CRA who has at least 12 months independent monitoring experience at hospital sites either in the UK or Ireland. You may have been doing this within an academic setting and/or within an NHS trust - that is fine, as long as you have the independent monitoring skills to include site selection, initiation, monitoring and close out.


Contribute to the nomination of new sites for clinical trials; analyse capability and make recommendation for trial inclusion.
Assume ambassadorial role to facilitate communication between sites and Operations to increase value proposition to investigators
Facilitate preparation and collection of site level documents during all phases of the trial; resolve problems as required
Execute site initiation and training.
Implement total site management including monitoring visits, regulatory assessment, drug supply management and resolution of site problems to ensure compliance.
Identify problems at sites; resolve issues and escalate as appropriate.
Collaborate with the clinical study manager (CSM) to ensure recruitment and execute contingency plans, as needed.
Complete preparation and generation of study monitoring reports.
Review and manage data remotely and at site; resolve technical and content issues on a continuous basis in order to achieve timely database lock targets.
Implement site close-out activities.
Ideally you will have a life science degree and at least 12 months monitoring experience in the UK within either the Pharma or CRO setting. We will also consider monitors who have come from an academic setting or from within the NHS and have taken part in investigator led studies.

Please call Marc Joseph on 01753 216664 for further information.

key words clinical research associate, site management, monitoring,

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