Experienced Clinical Research Associate

Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 29,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market.

Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com


Conduct monitoring visits for assigned protocols and study sites.

Ensure that clinical research studies are conducted in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures, good clinical practice, and applicable regulatory requirements.


  • Perform site selection, initiation, monitoring and close-out visits in accordance with contracted scope of work and good clinical practice.
  • Provide monitoring visits and site management for a variety of protocols, sites and therapeutic areas.
  • Administer protocol and related study training to assigned sites and establish regular lines of communication with sites to manage ongoing project expectations and issues.
  • Evaluate the quality and integrity of study site practices related to the proper conduct of the protocol and adherence to applicable regulations. Escalate quality issues to Clinical Project Manager (CPM), Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) and/or line manager.
  • Manage the progress of assigned studies by tracking regulatory submissions and approvals, recruitment and enrollment, case report form (CRF) completion and submission, and data query generation and resolution.
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation regarding site management, monitoring visit findings and action plans by submitting regular visit reports, generating follow-up letters and other required study documentation.
  • May provide assistance to less experienced clinical staff.


  • Basic knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
  • Good therapeutic and protocol knowledge as provided in company training
  • Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use of a laptop computer
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including good command of English language
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


Bachelor’s degree in a health care or other scientific discipline or educational equivalent, and successful completion of a CRA Trainee Program or 3 months of on-site monitoring experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Frequent travel to sites, primarily domestic, may include international travel

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