Syneos Health

Sr CRA I - General Medicine (BB-0ED9E)

Found in: Neuvoo AU



The Senior Clinical Research Associate I (SCRA I)will perform monitoring and site management activities for Phase I-IV clinicalresearch projects to assess the progress of clinical projects at assignedinvestigative/physician sites (either on site or remotely) and to ensureclinical projects are conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with theprotocol, Company and Sponsor standard operating procedures (SOPs), ICH-GCP,and/or all applicable local and federal regulatory requirements.Performs all tasks routinely andindependently.May assume clinicalfunctional leadership tasks as assigned, acting as Lead CRA for a project orassessor of peers for sign-off visit purposes (as approved).


·Performs sitequalification, site initiation, interim monitoring, site management andclose-out visits (performed on-site or remotely) ensuring regulatory, ICH-GCP and/orGood Pharmacoepidemiology Practice (GPP) and protocol compliance.Uses judgment and experience to evaluateoverall performance of site and site staff and to provide recommendationsregarding site-specific actions; immediately communicates/escalates seriousissues to the project team and develops action plans.Maintains a working knowledge of ICH/GCPGuidelines or other applicable guidance, relevant regulations, and companySOPs/processes.

·Verifies the process ofobtaining informed consent has been adequately performed and documented foreach subject/patient as required/appropriate. Demonstrates diligence inprotecting the confidentiality of each subject/patient. Assesses factors thatmight affect subject/patient’s safety and clinical data integrity at aninvestigator/physician site such as protocol deviation/violations andpharmacovigilance issues.

·Per the ClinicalMonitoring/Site Management Plan (CMP/SMP):

oAssesses site processes

oConducts Source Document Review of appropriate site source documents andmedical records

oVerifies required clinical data entered in the case report form (CRF) isaccurate and complete via review of site source documents and medical records

oApplies query resolution techniques remotely and on site, and providesguidance to site staff as necessary, driving query resolution to closure withinagreed timelines

oUtilizes available hardware and software to support the effectiveconduct of the clinical study data review and capture

oVerifies site compliance with electronic data capture requirements

·May performinvestigational product (IP) inventory, reconciliation and reviews storage andsecurity. Verifies the IP has been dispensed and administered to subjects/patientsaccording to the protocol. Verifies issues or risks associated with blinded orrandomized information related to IP. Applies knowledge of GCP/localregulations and organizational procedures to ensure IP is appropriately(re)labelled, imported and released/returned.

·Routinely reviews theInvestigator Site File (ISF) for accuracy, timeliness and completeness. Reconcilescontents of the ISF with the Trial Master File (TMF). Ensures the investigator/physiciansite is aware of the requirement of archiving essential documents in accordancewith local guidelines and regulations.

·Documentsactivities via confirmation letters, follow-up letters, trip reports,communication logs, and other required project documents as per SOPs and ClinicalMonitoring Plan/Site Management Plan.Supports subject/patient recruitment, retention and awarenessstrategies.Enters data into trackingsystems as required to track all observations, ongoing status and assigned actionitems to resolution.

·Understands projectscope, budgets, and timelines for own and others’ activities in the clinicalteam; manages site-level activities / communication to ensure projectobjectives, deliverables and timelines are met.Must be able to quickly adapt to changing priorities to achieve goals /targets.

·May act as primaryliaison with project site personnel, or in collaboration with CentralMonitoring Associate.Ensures allassigned sites and project-specific site team members are trained and compliantwith applicable requirements.

·Prepares for andattends Investigator Meetings and/or sponsor face to face meetings.Participates, and may, with supervision,lead, global clinical monitoring/project staff meetings (inclusive of Sponsorrepresentation, as applicable) and attends clinical training sessions accordingto the project specific requirements.

·Provides guidance atthe site and project level towards audit readiness standards and supportspreparation for audit and required follow-up actions.

·Mayprovide training or mentorship to more junior level CRAs. May perform trainingand sign off visits for junior CRA staff, as assigned.

·May bementored and assigned clinical operations lead tasks under supervision of anexperienced Clinical Operations Lead (COL), or operational line manager.

·ForReal World Late Phase (RWLP), the Sr. CRA I will use the business card title ofSr. Site Management Associate I.Additional responsibilities include:

oSitesupport throughout the study lifecycle from site identification through closeout

oKnowledgeof local requirements for real world late phase study designs

oChartabstraction activities and data collection

oAsrequired, collaborate and build relationships with Sponsor and otheraffiliates, medical science liaisons and local country staff

oThe SMAII may be requested to train junior staff

oIdentifyand communicate out of scope activities to Lead CRA/Project Manager

oProactivelysuggest potential sites based on local knowledge of treatment patterns, patientadvocacy and Health Care Provider (HCP) associations

oIdentifyoperational efficiencies and process improvements

oDevelopcountry level informed consent forms

oCollaboratewith RWLP Regulatory team to ensure updated regulatory information is appliedand shared

oParticipatein bid defense meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree or RN in a related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice/ICH Guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Must demonstrate good computer skills and be able to embrace new technologies
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Basic level of critical thinking skills expected.
  • Ability to manage required travel of up to 75% on a regular basis
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