Merck Senior Clinical Research Associate-New York/New Jersey (REMOTE) in Pierre, South Dakota
Our Clinical and Pharmacovigilance teams manage studies to provide the safety and efficacy data required for regulatory approval of potential new drugs, vaccines, and new indications for existing products. We ensure we conduct high-quality clinical trials by integrating state-of-the-art technology and applying rigorous scientific and ethical standards.
We care deeply about helping the world be well. We strive to improve health for others in the future by developing new drugs and vaccines that treat and prevent disease. Clinical trials are an essential part of this process. The Senior Clinical Research Associate role is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.
Acts as primary site contact and site manager throughout all phases of a clinical research study, taking overall responsibility of allocated sites
Develops strong site relationships and ensures continuity of site relationships through all phases of the trial
Performs clinical study site management/monitoring activities in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice, Sponsor Standard Operating Procedures, Local Laws & Regulations, Protocol, Site Monitoring Plan, and associated documents
Gains an in-depth understanding of the study protocol and related procedures
Coordinates and manages various tasks in collaboration with other sponsor roles to achieve Site Ready
Participates and provides inputs on site selection and validation activities
Performs remote and on-site monitoring and oversight activities using various tools to ensure data generated at the site are complete, accurate and unbiased Subjects' right, safety and well-being are protected
Conducts site visits including but not limited to validation visits, initiation visits, monitoring visits, close-out visits, and records clear, comprehensive, and accurate visit & non-visit contact reports appropriately in a timely manner
Collects, reviews, and monitors required regulatory documentation for study start-up, study maintenance, and study close-out
Communicates with Investigators and site staff on issues related to protocol conduct, recruitment, retention, protocol deviations, regulatory documentation, site audits/inspections, and overall site performance
Identifies, assesses, and resolves site performance, quality, or compliance problems, and escalates per defined Clinical Research Associate Escalation Pathway as appropriate in collaboration with Clinical Research Manager, Partner Line Manager, and Clinical Project Manager
Manages and maintains information and documentation in the Clinical Trial Management System, electronic Trial Master File, and various other systems as appropriate and per timelines
Contributes to Clinical Research Associate team knowledge by acting as process Subject Matter Expert, buddy/mentor, and sharing best practices
Supports and/or leads audit/inspection activities
Mentor/train other Clinical Research Associate team members
Core Competency Expectations
Fluent in Local Languages and English (verbal and written) and excellent communication skills, including the ability to understand and present technical information effectively
Excellent understanding and working knowledge of clinical research, phases of clinical trials, current International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice (GCP/ICH) & country clinical research law & guidelines
Excellent understanding of Global, Country/Regional Clinical Research Guidelines, and ability to work within these guidelines
Demonstrated ability to mentor/lead
Hands-on knowledge of Good Documentation Practices
Proven Skills in Site Management including independent management of site performance and patient recruitment
Demonstrated high level of monitoring skill with independent professional judgment
Good IT skills (Use of MS office, use of various clinical IT applications on the computer, tablet, and mobile devices) and ability to adapt to new IT applications on various devices
Ability to understand and analyze data/metrics and act appropriately
Behavioral Competency Expectations
Effective time management, organizational and interpersonal skills, conflict management, problem-solving skills
Able to work highly independently across multiple protocols, sites and therapy areas
High sense of accountability/urgency. Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a changing environment
Works effectively in a matrix multicultural environment. Ability to establish and maintain culturally sensitive working relationships
Works with high quality and compliance mindset
Demonstrates commitment to Customer focus
- Bachelor of Arts or Science degree; emphasis in science and/or biology preferred
Experience and Skills
- Minimum of four years of direct site management (monitoring) experience in a Bio/Pharmacy/Clinical Research Organization
- Domestically and Internationally approximately 65%-75% of working time | 2-3 days/week.
- New York | New Jersey | Philadelphia
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .
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