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CRA II / Senior Clinical Research Associate - Senior CRA – Biopharma UK

Company: Chiltern
Location: Home based in the UK
Reference: JT-900327
Closing Date: 21 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent and competitive benefits

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Job Summary:

Chiltern is looking to recruit experienced monitors based in the UK to work in the role of Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Senior Clinical Research Associate (SCRA). This role offers excellent exposure to all therapeutic indication types and a defined career development. The CRA is a high-profile role within the department, using their experience as a ‘knowledge resource’ to help other CRAs develop their skills.


Job Background

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 can offer competitive salaries, benefits that are designed around you, a strong support mechanism and dedicated coaching to develop your career.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities

• 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


• A BSc or BA degree in a biomedical or related life science, or nursing qualification

• Previous experience as a Clinical Research Associate (at least 2 years)

• Good clinical knowledge with an understanding of medical terminology

• Understanding of the principles of ICH GCP and regulatory requirements

• Experience using a clinical trial management system (preferable CPMS)

• 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 

Therapeutic Focus

 The successful candidate will have well rounded and recent therapeutic experience within the areas of Biopharma.

Additional Information:

• This is a permanent, full time office or home based role based in the UK

• Our UK offices are in Slough and Edinburgh

• Work will be required away from Chiltern offices, at Sponsor offices, and will require national travel

• 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 -

Chiltern, a global contract research organization, is a leading provider of clinical services and solutions in a variety of therapeutic areas with engagement models for biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Chiltern’s team of more than 4,300, located across 47 countries, provides comprehensive Clinical Development, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Data & Analysis, Pharmacovigilance and Strategic Regulatory services using a collaborative approach for more efficient clinical trials. Visit to learn more about how Chiltern is Designed Around You®.

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.

Chiltern is an EEO / AA Employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Competitive plus full benefits

Position Type

Full Time


Email Julia Thomson -
+44 (0) 1753 216 725

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