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Job Details


Company: Covance
Location: Leeds, UK
Reference: 64549BR
Closing Date: 13 Nov 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

For our Early Clinical Development unit we are currently looking for a CRA II who will look after Phase I and IIa studies across the UK.


The main responsiblities will include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of study site monitoring including routine monitoring and close-out of clinical sites, maintenance of study files, conduct of pre-study and initiation visits; liaise with vendors; and other duties, as assigned
  • Responsible for all aspects of site management as prescribed in the project plans

General On-Site Monitoring Responsibilities:

o Ensure the study staff who will conduct the protocol have received the proper materials and instructions to safely enter patients into the study
o Ensure the protection of study patients by verifying that informed consent procedures and protocol requirements are adhered to according to the applicable regulatory requirements
o Ensure the integrity of the data submitted on Case Report Forms (CRFs) or other data collection tools by careful source document review. Monitor data for missing or implausible data
o Ensure the resources of the Sponsor and Covance are spent wisely by performing the required monitoring tasks in an efficient manner, according to SOPs and established guidelines, including managing travel expenses in an economical fashion according to Covance travel policy

  • Travel, including air travel, may be required and is an essential function of the job.
  • Prepare accurate and timely trip reports
  • Responsible for all aspects of registry management as prescribed in the project plans
  • Undertake feasibility work when requested
  • Recruitment of potential investigators, preparation of EC submissions, notifications to regulatory authorities, translation of study-related documentation, organization of meetings and other tasks as instructed by supervisor
  • Negotiate study budgets with potential investigators and assist the Covance legal department with statements of agreements as assigned
  • Complete Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs
  • Independently perform CRF review; query generation and resolution against established data review guidelines on Covance or client data management systems as assigned by management
  • Assist with training, of new employees, e.g. co-monitoring
  • Coordinate designated clinical projects as a Local Project Coordinator (with supervision, if applicable), and may act as a local client contact as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management


o University or college degree, or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing licensure)

  • Ability to monitor study sites independently according to protocol monitoring guidelines, SOPs, GCP and ICH Guidelines
  • Have a full understanding of the Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs
  • Good planning, organization and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical and negotiation skills
  • Computer competency
  • Fluent in local office language and in English, both written and verbal
  • Works efficiently and effectively in a matrix environment


Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


Contact Information:

Address:  Covance Leeds


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