Clinical Research Associate - Montreal
AstraZeneca
Quebec City, QC
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Position Title: Clinical Research Associate

Position Type: Temporary, Full-time (12 Month Contract)

Location: Montreal

Career Level: D

Are you motivated by building positive collaborations with partners? Do you love leading and advising on clinical studies?

As a member of Clinical Site Management and the local study teams, you represent Clinical Site Monitoring and provide input during Planning and document review, and will ensure data is clean at file stage of clinical trials. You are the subject lead on site management processes and are responsible for positively managing clinical sites from site selection to site closure.

Your responsibilities will include:
Build positive relationships with site partners through site selection, patient recruitment, training on AZ protocols, SOPs, clinical guidelines, and data collection; site visits and site closures
Influence and facilitate site documentation collection for timely initiation of sites and to maximize the recruitment period to deliver clinical studies to plan
Lead strategies for patient recruitment to met recruitment targets
Share knowledge and coach new CRA's on technical skills and positively impact the development of the regional territory including progressing valued relationships with investigators and sharing this information within AZ to enhance customer experiences
Ensure accuracy of patient data by verifying source data, ensuring timely reporting of Serious Adverse Event's, handling of study-drug supplies and overall management of the Investigator Study File (ISF); completes audit reports and ensures follow-up issues are completed by deadlines
Actively identifies study-related issues and elevates issues as appropriate.
Collect Customer Insights from investigative sites with documentation in appropriate systems
Report site and patient level information accurately in AstraZeneca clinical trial management systems within specified timelines
Ensure optimal management of time and expenses in support of the business
Ensure compliance with AstraZeneca's Code of Conduct and company policies and procedures relating to people, finance, technology, security and SHE (Safety, Health and Environment)
Identify or follow-up on potential new sites and develop inexperienced sites within territory for future studies by collaborating with Commercial representatives in the territory
Participate in customer planning initiatives for key customers in territory
Assist with planning and delivery of Regional meetings

As Local Study Team Representative, you will:
Build and maintain the study summary sheet with input from Local Study Team colleagues
Attend team meetings, presenting feedback from the monitoring team on study specific issues for Local Study Team consideration, and disseminating information to CRA’s via email updates and teleconferences (as needed); you may attend and present at the Investigator Meeting
Communicate issues and risks affecting study deliverables to Manager, Clinical Research Associate (M,CRA)/Local Study Manager (LSM) for communication to the global team
Collaborate with Manager - CRA, LSM to identify potential risks to Data Base Lock, review unresolved/outlier data, Source Data Verification and Data Query reports, provide status update and follow-up requirements to assigned CRA and Manager – CRA including advising on the risk management plan

Your qualifications include:
University degree or College diploma (professional accreditation) in Health Sciences field
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a CRA
Previous oncology experience required
Ability to work independently and handle fluctuating workloads
Professional collaboration skills, adept at influencing others and excellent communication skills
Detail savvy with excellent critical thinking skills
Possess a valid driver's license
Ability to travel overnight, work from home and available to work flexible hours
Next steps – Apply today

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