**Sponsor Dedicated CRA's (Jr/ Sr) needed. Johannesburg
Perform site selection (if applicable), initiation, monitoring and close-out visits in accordance with contracted scope of work and good clinical practice. If applicable, Senior Clinical Research Associates may be accountable for development of project subject recruitment plan on a per site basis. Work with sites to adapt, drive and track subject recruitment plan in line with project needs to enhance predictability.
Perform site selection (if applicable), initiation, monitoring and close-out visits in accordance with contracted scope of work and good clinical practice.
If applicable, may be accountable for supporting development of project subject recruitment plan on a per site basis. Work with sites to adapt, drive and track subject recruitment plan in line with project needs to enhance predictability.
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 as appropriate
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. May support project/site start-up phase.
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.
Act as a mentor for new clinical staff including conducting co-monitoring and training visits.
May provide assistance with design of study tools, documents and processes.
Convey features and opportunities of study to site.
Collaborate and liaise with study team members for project execution support as appropriate.
All responsibilities are essential to job functions unless noted as non-essential (N).
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
In depth 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
Strong written and verbal communication skills including good command of English language
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Effective time management skills
Ability to manage competing priorities
Effective mentoring and training skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in a health care or other scientific discipline or educational equivalent and 4 years 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
Requires frequent travel to sites
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