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Sr Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

SQA Solution
Pleasanton, CA
November 04, 2019


Major Pharma company is looking for a Clinical Research Associate II in Pleasanton, CA. It is a 6-36 months contract on W2.


Participates in the design, planning, implementation and overall direction of clinical research projects; May co-ordinate the activities of relevant colleagues within the Company and external parties to ensure compliance with the overall scientific study objectives. May work with international investigators and key customers as well.

Travels to field sites to monitor studies.

Receives general instructions; plans and prepares studies.

Reviews study protocols, reports and manuscripts. Contribute technical and clinical operations expertise for these documents

Works with Data Management and Biostatistics staff on the design of documents and processes for the collection of study data from participating sites.

Collects and maintains legal and regulatory documentation, as applicable.

Assumes responsibility for training and coordinating certification of study site personnel.

Ensures accurate and complete study management/data collection and transfer to data management

Ensures site compliance with regulations and study protocol.

Monitors the sites and provides technical assistance, as necessary.

Assists, prepares and manages study timelines

Manages material logistics for the studies.

Conducts reference material testing in-house.

Organizes investigator meetings, as necessary.

Participates in Project Team Meetings.

Keeps informed of trends and developments in clinical research.

Knows and effectively uses the broad concepts of a particular field or specialization to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity.

Analyzes alternative approaches to solve problems or develop new perspectives on existing solutions.


2+ years of experience in clinical study coordination, clinical site monitoring or clinical study management is required, 5+ preferred.

Excellent skills in basic computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

Well organized and detail oriented.

Impeccable record keeping and filing skills.

Prior experience with current Good Clinical Practices (cGCP) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is preferred.

A background in biomedical/healthcare services with laboratory experience preferred.

Excellent time management skills.

Ability to give presentations and teach others.

Ability to work effectively in a team, and also work independently on assigned tasks

Education: Bachelor degree in scientific discipline or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

**Travel Requirement: Approximately 30% of time travel domestic and/or international.