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Catalyst Clinical Research LLC Senior Clinical Research Associate - France in France

Catalyst Clinical Research is a niche provider of clinical research services through two established solutions- Catalyst Flex and Catalyst Oncology. Here at Catalyst Clinical Research we provide support and services exclusively to biotech companies because we know and understand the biotech environment. Our 15+ years of experience allow us to quickly grasp the evolving needs of our clients so we can deliver the solutions essential to meet the evolving needs and unexpected changes inherent in oncology development. When protocols amend or emerging data suggest a breakthrough straight from Phase I to registration, we are ready.

Position Summary: The Senior Clinical Research Associate is responsible for monitoring clinical trials and ensuring investigators are conducting research within the requirements of the clinical protocol and ICH-GCP.  They will be involved in all stages of clinical trials, including the identification of an investigational site and setting up, initiating, monitoring and closing down a trial.  The person in this position will work closely with the project team in order to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and guidelines throughout the trial and will conduct data analysis to ensure this meets the required clinical standards.  He/she will ensure the rights and safety of human subjects involved in a clinical study are protected at all times.


Position Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the investigator recruitment process, performing initial qualification visits of potential investigators and evaluating the capability of the site to successfully manage and conduct the clinical study, both clinically and technically

  • Work with the study start up group to coordinate activities with the site in preparation for the initiation of studies

  • Manage regulatory authority applications and approvals, obtaining regulatory documentation for successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical trials

  • Set up trial sites, ensuring that each center has the necessary trial materials

  • Work with the study start up group and site staff to obtain regulatory (IRB/IEC) approval of study specific documents

  • Ensure study documentation is maintained in the Investigator Study File and where necessary ensure relevant documents are transferred or copied to the (electronic) Trial Master File

  • Perform study initiation activities, reviewing with the site personnel, the protocol, regulatory issues and study procedures

  • Provide training on completion of the eCRF; monitoring activities and study close out activities

  • Train site staff on the EDC system and verify site computer system

  • Monitor trials throughout their duration, conducting periodic site file audits to ensure compliance with GCP and the company’s standard operating procedures

  • Ensure adherence to Good Clinical Practice, investigator integrity and compliance  with all study procedures through on site monitoring visits

  • Perform validation of study data against source documentation as required by the sponsor and prepare monitoring reports and letters as necessary

  • Document accountability, stability and storage conditions of clinical trial materials as required by the sponsor

  • Perform investigational product inventory and ensure return of unused materials to designated location/verify destruction as required

  • Review the quality and integrity of clinical data through in house review of electronic CRF data and on-site source verification

  • Work with sites to resolve any data queries as required

  • Assist with and attend investigator meetings for assigned studies

  • Developing and reviewing protocols, eCRFs, study manuals and other related documents as requested by the Clinical Trial Lead

  • Coordinate with the ethics committee in order to ensure the rights, safety and well being of all trial subjects including provision of updates according to local requirements

  • Act as the primary contact between Catalyst and the investigator, coordinating all correspondence and ensuring timely transmission of clinical data with the study site and technical reporting as necessary

  • Assist with final data review and query resolution through to database lock

  • Perform study close out visits and archive study documentation and correspondence

  • Act as a mentor for new clinical research associates

  • Supervisory Requirements/Responsibilities: 

  • Strategic thinking

  • Ability to Act decisively

  • Motivating performance

  • Working collaboratively

  • Coaching and developing others

    Position Qualifications and Requirements:

    Education :   Degree or equivalent qualification in life sciences or allied discipline with proven experience in the field of monitoring ideally early phase Oncology, Rare Diseases, Cell and Gene Therapies  .  

    Experience : 2+ years  of monitoring experience with strong focus on oncology.

    Required Certifications :  N/A 

    Required Skills :

  • Sound knowledge of clinical research process and medical terminology

  • Good understanding of electronic data capture, including basic data processing functions

  • Good understanding of current ICH-GCP (R2) guidelines applicable to the conduct of clinical research

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically (and occasionally internationally) as required

  • Proven ability to lead and influence at study sites and in a fast paced and collaborative environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to multi task and work independently

  • Strong technical skills using PowerPoint, Excel and Word

    Working Conditions:  ​ Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing. ​   Employee may be office or home based with regular business travel.

    Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa.

    Catalyst Clinical Research, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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