Posted to MedZilla on 11/14/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Clinical Research Associate SR0041774-MZ


Primary Duties
The in-house Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is responsible for providing support for day to day clinical study activities under general supervision of the the Clinical Project Manager(s). The CRA also provides support for existing departmental tasks and may take on developmental tasks as appropriate upon discussions with manager. The CRA performs work within established protocols under general supervision.

85% - Clinical Trial Support (May include but not limited to activities listed)
Study Start-Up Activities:

  • Assists the study team(s) to deliver the clinical study within agreed timelines.
  • Assists in authoring/contributing to clinical study documents and study related plans developed by Clinical CROs and vendors. (E.g. Clinical Trial Insurance, IWRS specs, Lab Manual, Licensing Agreements etc.)
  • Provides oversight of Clinical CRO Investigator background checks.
  • Assists in oversight of vendor shipment of clinical supplies (e.g. lab kits, test machines, equipment etc.) being sent to sites prior to initiation as necessary.
  • Provides oversight of Essential Documents for Investigational Medicine Release as per relevant SOP.
  • Reviews Clinical Monitoring Reports and correspondence related to Pre-Study and Initiation Visits and follows-up with Clinical CRO to resolve open action items.
  • Manages escalation of study related issues and communicates as appropriate with Clinical Project Manager.
  • Responsible for the operational oversight of the Clinical CRO with regards to data feed setup in the Clinical Trial Management System.
  • Assists and/or participates in planning and conduct of Investigator s Meetings as necessary.

Study Maintenance Activities:

  • Assists Clinical Project Manager in tracking study related activities which are not appropriate to be outsourced.
  • Reviews a percentage of monitoring visit reports for oversight and escalates issues to Clinical Project Manager.
  • Assists with agenda distribution & minute taking for internal clinical study team meetings where formal documentation is needed and the Clinical CRO is not present.
  • Provides oversight of Clinical CRO activities regarding amendments to confidentiality and site agreements.

Study Close Out Activities:

  • Assists study team with preparation for audits/inspections
  • Reviews clinical close out monitoring visit reports for oversight and escalates issues to the Clinical Project Manager.
  • Liaises with Transparency group to ensure and results are updated/distributed accordingly.

10% Departmental Tasks:

  • Maintains knowledge and act as team super user or subject matter expert for related systems and processes.
  • Maintains up to date training record attending internal/external training(s) as necessary.
  • Participates in inter-departmental workgroups to create or enhance processes.

5% - Development Tasks
Development tasks may be assigned to a CRA as appropriate upon discussions with manger:

  • Assist in providing oversight of CRO activities regarding country and site specific informed consent documentation tracking, finalization and approval.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1-3 year's experience in similar/relevant field (eg. Sponsor, CRO, Clinical trial Vendor, Clinical Coordinator, etc.)

Other Job Requirements

  • Available for up to 10% domestic and/or international travel

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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