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Senior Clinical Research Associate, Rare Disease

Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Sr.CRA must have 2-3 years of prior monitoring experience required; rare disease and pediatric experience required. CRA must be located within 1-2 hours of Columbus,Ohio.


Participates in the preparation and execution of Phase I-IV clinical trials. Oversees the progress of clinical investigations by conducting pre-study, initiation, interim and close out visits to sites. Monitors clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practices and procedures set forth by Iqvia Biotech and sponsors. Works closely with the Clinical Trial Manager to ensure all monitoring activities are conducted according to study requirements.


• Participates in the investigator recruitment process. Performs initial qualification visits of potential investigators. Evaluates the capability of the site to successfully manage and conduct the clinical study, both clinically and technically

• Assists in the preparation and review of protocols, eCRFs, study manuals, and other study documents as requested by Clinical Trial Manager

• Works with the Study Start-up Group to coordinate activities with the site in preparation for the initiation of studies. Obtains and reviews regulatory documentation for successful implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of clinical trials. Works with Study Start-up Group and site staff to obtain regulatory (IRB/IEC) approval of study specific documents

• Performs study initiation activities, reviewing with the site personnel the protocol, regulatory issues, study procedures, and provides training on completion of the eCRF; monitoring activities and study close-out activities

• Trains site staff on the EDC system and verifies site computer system

• Conducts periodic site file audits to ensure compliance with GCPs and Iqvia Biotech standard operating procedures

• Assures adherence to Good Clinical Practices, investigator integrity, and compliance with all study procedures through on-site monitoring visits. Performs validation of source documentation as required by sponsor. Prepares monitoring reports and letters in a timely manner using approved Iqvia Biotech/sponsor forms and reports

• Documents accountability, stability and storage conditions of clinical trial materials as required by sponsor. Performs investigational product inventory. Ensures return of unused materials to designated location or verifies destruction as required

• Reviews the quality and integrity of the clinical data through (1) in house review of electronic CRF data and (2) on-site source verification. Works with sites to resolve data queries

• Serves as primary contact between Iqvia biotech and investigator; coordinates all correspondence; ensures timely transmission of clinical data with the study site and technical reporting, as requested

• Assists with, attends, and may present at Investigator Meetings for assigned studies

• Performs study close-out visits

• Serves as mentor for more junior CRAs as well as new CRAs to the project

• May conduct field training and assessment of CRA Is and CRA IIs

• Authorized to request site audits for reasons of validity

• Performs other duties as requested


• Strong knowledge of clinical research process and medical terminology.

• At least four years experience in monitoring clinical trials preferred.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to express complex ideas to study personnel at research and clinical institutions.

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to interact with all levels of staff to coordinate/execute study activities.

• Ability to handle several priorities within multiple, complex clinical trials.

• Ability to reason independently and recommend specific solutions in clinical settings.

• Able to mentor other CRAs on project team and co-monitor as required.

• Understanding of basic data processing functions, including electronic data capture.

• Understanding of current GCP/ICH guidelines applicable to the conduct of clinical research.

• Able to qualify for a major credit card.

• Valid driver's license; ability to rent automobile.

• Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required.


• Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

• Very limited physical effort required to perform normal job duties.


• BS/BA (or equivalent) in one of the life sciences with a minimum of 4 years of monitoring experience or equivalent amount of education/experience.

• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

• Requires an ability to work independently, prioritize, and work within a matrix team environment.

• Computer literacy and knowledge of electronic data capture preferred.

• Must be able to travel domestically and internationally 50-75%.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA's Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1094618

Senior Clinical Research Associate, Rare Disease

Columbus, OH
Full Time

Published on 03/24/2020