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Clinical Research Associate II or Senior Clinical Research Associates – Oncology (office or home based)

Company: Chiltern
Reference: SSCRAOnco
Closing Date: 28 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

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Chiltern is the leading, global mid-sized contract research organization. We listen to client needs to deliver customized clinical development solutions with a team of more than 4,200 working across 47 countries to provide comprehensive, yet flexible and responsive, services.  Our specialties include clinical development, Oncology, Devices and Diagnostics, Data, Analytics & Evaluation and Strategic Service Provision.

Chiltern is looking to recruit an experienced monitor based in the UK to work in the role of Clinical Research Associate II (CRA II) or Senior Clinical Research Associate (SCRA) to join our Oncology business segment. 

What you should know:
Chiltern are at the forefront of Oncology Clinical Development

• We work on studies with traditional chemotherapy as well as those involving targeted therapies with small molecules, immunotherapy and vaccine, virus and gene therapies, from Phase I first in human to late phase trials

The CRA is a high-profile role within the department, using their experience as a ‘knowledge resource’ to help other CRAs develop their skills.
The CRA will provide expert advice, guidance and general supervision to Clinical Monitoring team activities for designated projects, and to monitor specified sites to ensure quality and integrity of data, ensuring study completion on time and within budget. They may be called upon to interact independently with clients not directly involved in their projects, and to assist in some relevant departmental tasks.

We encourage the development of CRAs into the lead function giving co lead responsibilities where possible and excellent exposure.  We also welcome applicants that want to be career monitors.

Job Primary Functions:
• The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating Phase I-IV clinical trials in Europe
• Perform all types of site visits including, but not limited to, qualification visits, initiation visits, monitoring visits, motivational visits, audit support visits, and termination visits.
• Assist with document submissions to local authorities
• To identify potential sites for a proposed study in conjunction with the Project Team, and conduct feasibility assessment of sites as required
• Ensure that all study related communication including e-mail is tracked, printed and filed as required
• To track patient recruitment by contacting investigators as specified for the study, and discuss potential study risks and opportunities with the Project Manager and LCRA
• To liaise with all other appropriate departments within Chiltern International to ensure the smooth running of the study
• Mentor and train other CRA’s
• To assemble files and ensure documents for the trial master file accurately reflect the progress of the study
• Other Ad-Hoc CRA duties

Job Qualifications:
• A BSc or BA degree in a biomedical or related life science, or nursing qualification
• Previous CRA experience within clinical research of approximately 14 months
• Previous experience within Oncology is mandatory
• Good clinical knowledge with an understanding of medical terminology
• An understanding of the basics of physiology and pharmacology
• Understanding of the principles of ICH GCP and regulatory requirements
• Experience using a clinical trial management system
• Preferable experience using a clinical trial management system (CPMS)
• Experience as a CRA on single site and/or multicentre trials
• Good oral and written communication, organizational skills and personal presentation
• The ability to communicate effectively in English
• Good computer literacy with working knowledge of PCs, Windows and Microsoft Office 

What is in it for you?

Development – we offer:

• Strong support mechanism and coaching to develop your career
• Transparent and clear guidance from our management team
• Learn from our core team with an unparalleled depth of Oncology knowledge
• If you have a genuine desire to work in 100% Oncology you can work across multiple indications – Haematology, Solid Tumour, Medical Devices, In-vitro Diagnostics
• If you want to gain experience in Oncology but have aspirations to work in other areas or gain Pharma exposure you can transition across to Biopharma Mixed Therapeutics or Source on secondment
• We focus on building relationships, not numbers
• Services are aligned with the clients visions and goals and we want that to be the same for our employees

Additional Information:
• This is a permanent, full time and home based role based in the UK
• Alternatively we also offer this role as office based at our offices in Slough and Edinburgh
• Work will be required away from Chiltern offices, at Sponsor offices, and will require national travel
• May also involve travel to meetings or attendance at conferences
• Overnight stays may be required
• No freelance applications or agency enquiries will be considered
• Please submit your CV and a detailed covering letter explaining why you are suitable candidate. If you do not submit a covering letter this may affect your application

Please send your CV to

For more information about Chiltern International, please visit our web site at

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to be part of a growing company with a strong brand and professional employees that care about the work they are involved in. Chiltern is constantly working to develop training capacity, therapeutic expertise, new technologies and processes to be one of the leading CROs globally.
Working for Chiltern will offer an excellent opportunity to raise your profile and develop your career whilst giving you the flexibility to enjoy a good work life balance.

Please note that if your experience does not mirror that of our requirements for this role you may not receive a response.

Apply for this job: Clinical Research Associate II or Senior Clinical Research Associates – Oncology (office or home based)

Contact Information:

Address:  Germany
Norsk-Data-Strasse 1, 61352 Bad Homburg v.d.H. Germany

Tel:  +49 6172 9443 0
Fax:  +49 6172 9443 300
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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