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Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

Alameda, CA 94502

Posted: 04/01/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Clinical Development and Operations Job Number: 599914 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Pay is commiserate with experience and ranges between $45-55/hr

The CRAII/Sr. CRA will assist in the clinical execution and management of all aspects of assigned clinical studies. This includes but not limited to planning and implementation of clinical studies from concept to clinical study report per timelines and quality standards. 
Location: Alameda, CA
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.
  • Conduct single or multi-center medical device clinical studies.
  • Perform study site visits (SQV, SIV, IMV, COV), generate monitoring trip reports, and track resolution of action items.   
  • Participate in study start up activities. 
  • Responsible for shipping study devices and supplies to clinical sites and performing study device accountability.
  • Manage clinical monitoring activities and overall site management ensuring compliance to the Study Protocol, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), ICH guidelines, Federal Regulations, department procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for assisting senior staff in planning study conduct, designing case report forms (CRFs), conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Contract Research Organization (CRO) selection and management, selection and training of investigator sites, planning and running study meetings, evaluation, selection and training of new study investigators and writing and assembling submissions.
  • Maintain and audit Trial Master File to ensure inspection readiness.
  • Perform review of clinical data listings for completeness and accuracy, and escalate issues to the Clinical Operations Manager as needed·      
  • Participate in cross-functional clinical team(s) in the planning and execution of clinical trials.
  • Proactively and effectively communicate the status of clinical studies to management.
  • Ensures quality delivery of study deliverables within agreed budgets and timelines. 
  • Participate in the interim and final reviews of study data in preparation of regulatory submissions.
  • Involved in the preparation of all applicable documents required for the conduct of the study (such as Trial Master File (TMF), Clinical Protocols and Reports).
  • May interact with RA/QA in responding to audits and FDA inquiries.
Education and Experience
  • BS degree in life sciences or equivalent with minimum 5 years of related experience, or MS degree in life sciences or equivalent with minimum 3 years of experience, or PhD with 2+ years of experience.
  • Must have 5+ years of relevant experience in site monitoring, clinical project management, clinical trial practices and regulations.
  • Experience in conducting medical device and/or in-vitro diagnostics studies.  Pharmaceutical background may also be considered.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teamwork, shared mindset for success, stellar interpersonal and communication skills including building rapport with team members, peers, and management.
  • Solid understanding and demonstrated experience of the clinical trial process including study design and conduct; clinical data management systems; clinical trial management systems; data analysis; and data reporting and interpretation.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative solutions along with strong project management and organizational skills to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Able to manage numerous projects/conflicting priorities, and to be flexible when priorities change.
  • Working knowledge of GCP, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Flexibility in daily activities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite.
Travel Requirements
  • Must be able to travel 30-50%
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