Clinical Research Associate II/Senior CRA

Irvine, CA 92618

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 16666 Pay Rate: 42.00-63.00

Job Description


Irvine based Medical Device Technology company has immediate openings; Temp to Hire 

Clinical Research Associate II
Job Summary

The Clinical Research Associate is responsible for clinical studies, site management and compliance monitoring of assigned clinical projects undertaken in support of a given product line or marketing initiative. This position must ensure that all activities will be conducted in accordance with Government Regulations (FDA, MDD and International), Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Department Operating Procedures (DOP).

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plan, implement and conclude clinical studies in support of project timelines/market release goals with minimal supervision; An advanced individual may conduct more complicated studies, as well as contribute to study proposals and protocols, applying principles of clinical study design and research methodology to assigned research projects.
  • Prepares and documents study plans, contracts, budgets, informed consents, IRB submissions, case report forms (CRFs), and other study related materials to assure quality, consistency, compliance, organization, storage and accuracy across all assigned projects.
  • Contribute to clinical study design, proposals, protocols, etc., understanding basic scientific content, experimental design, and analytical approaches used.
  • Effectively work and communicate with investigator, staff and patients in professional, sensitive and mature manner.
  • Conduct site monitoring (qualification, initiation, periodic monitoring and close out visits) to ensure and document site is trained to follow study procedures per protocol.
  • Monitor safety reviews and adverse event reporting for investigational medical devices to assure adherence to Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA and MDD regulations.
  • Ensure identification and reporting of safety issues (e.g. Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, Unanticipated Adverse Device Effects, etc.)
  • Ensure accountability of Investigational Devices and study supplies are performed, when appropriate to the study.
  • Perform monitoring activities per Clinical Investigational Plan (e.g. verification of source documents and CRFs, maintain site communications, perform follow up activities on issues noted, etc.)
  • Ensure complete reporting and proper documentation of monitoring activities (e.g. complete monitoring reports in a timely manner, follow up with sites to complete open action items, etc.)
  • Ensure sites are identifying issues and implementing corrective and preventative actions to ensure inspection readiness.
  • Suggest improvements to departmental procedures relating to GCP monitoring aspects.
  • Understands and operate company products, data acquisition systems, following best practices for execution of study protocol and use of equipment.
  • Ensure essential study documents are accurate, complete, and properly organized and stored as quality records.
  • Conduct basic data analysis using spreadsheets, preparing basic calculations, statistics, graphs and tables.
  • Writes clear, succinct and detailed clinical study and technical summary reports.
  • Ability to travel extensively, perhaps 25-50% of the time, locally and domestically; Travel requirement is subject to change based on business needs.
  • Conduct full range of data collection duties, including equipment setup and operations, execution of study per procedures, collect data, verify results and transfer data back to company, etc.
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 20 pounds in order to: pack, ship, move, unpack, set up and execute equipment for study at clinical site, and then repack and ship back to company.
  • Perform special projects as requested.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Experienced with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in conduct of clinical studies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.
  • Must be capable of interacting with all levels of management, coworkers, investigators and subjects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, computer data acquisition, data analysis, graphing and plotting results and report writing.
  • Ability to independently set and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates advanced judgment and decision-making ability in the execution / oversight of clinical studies.
  • Ability to travel to data collection sites, local and domestic, may require up to 25-50% of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with medical devices.
  • Strong clinical background (e.g., respiratory therapy, nursing, pharmacology, physiology)
  • Excellent knowledge of FDA and ISO Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Regulations, Medical Device Directive, Canadian Medical Device Regulation, and other international requirements.
  • Preferably certified as a Clinical Research Associate.

Education

Bachelor’s degree, preferable in Science or in a related field is required. CRA certification training is preferred. Combination of education and related experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.

Physical requirements/Work Environment

This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer and other computing and digital devices is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings or walking in the facilities. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 pounds in order to: pack, ship, move, unpack, set up and execute equipment for study at clinical site, repack and ship back to company. Must be able to travel up to 25-50% of the time, both local and domestic (& possibly international), so the ability to operate a motor vehicle and maintain a valid Driver’s license is required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Nina McCann
On-Site Manager

A native to Orange County, Nina’s staffing career began in 2006 placing quality engineering candidates with distinguished companies as a successful recruiter and client manager. Nina specializes in recruiting for mechanical and electrical engineers in all industries from aerospace, medical device and manufacturing. She understands the engineering programs and importance of matching specific technical skills for position success. Her strong connections within the industry have been vital in her success. Nina’s excitement in placing engineers is due to the direct impact the products have on people’s lives: Everything we touch has been engineered in one form or another. She currently works as an on-site manager at a prominent medical device company.

Outside of work, Nina has been a dedicated volunteer to local nonprofit organizations for the past 15 years. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking and spending time with her three children.

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