Job Overview :
Covance is looking to hire a SCRA with Oncology experience in Switzerland.
You would be employed permanently by Covance on a competitive salary and outsourced to a pharmaceutical company - 100% dedicated to their portfolio (mainly ONCOLOGY) across Phase 2 and Phase 3.
This opportunity sits within our FSP business model - a very attractive environment with great potential for career development.
Outsourced to a top ten pharma company, you will primarily be monitoring clinical trials across the main centres in Switzerland within the Oncology therapy area - phase II and III
Dedicated to our Client (one Sponsor) 100% of the time, you will be well supported by a dedicated Covance line manager as well as by the Client project teams.
Our strategic relationship with our pharma client also enables a focus on training, pastoral care and career development opportunities within this model.
Work life balance is also of utmost importance within this partnership.
The primary responsibilities of this position is to conduct routine site monitoring visits and participate in site selection, site initiation and study closure activities.
This person will ensure that the clinical trial is being conducted according to the approved protocol, amendments and in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Company SOPs, and all applicable regulatory requirements
Ideally we would like the CRA to have at least 18-24 months independent monitoring experience.
Education / Qualifications :
Position requires Bachelor or nurse degree, preferably in the Life Sciences
Minimum of 2+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry or CRO as a Clinical Research Associate from study start-up to database lock.
Strong Oncology monitoring experience in phase 1-3 pharmaceutical / biotechnology clinical trials
Possess good understanding of ICH guidelines, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), clinical research ethics, patient privacy laws, and other relevant, country regulatory requirements
Good knowledge of concepts of clinical research and drug development
Strong working knowledge of Electronic Data Capture, Interactive Voice / Web Response System and Clinical Trial Management System
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple studies and projects
Ability to work effectively in a team / matrix environment
Ability to understand technical, scientific and medical information
Demonstrated strengths in planning, organizational, project management, analytical skills, oral and written communication, time management, conflict management, problem solving, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills
Fluent in English, German and French or Italian
Ability to travel 60%
Independent site management experience in a German speaking country is essential for this role.