Senior CRA - Bulgaria
Sofia Region
full-time

Senior CRA - Bulgaria

Sofia Region full-time

About us

Following an ongoing campaign, if you join PPD on a position of a Senior CRA you will get 8000 BGN as a joining bonus!

PPD is now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. As the world leader in serving science, our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We are excited about the opportunities this combination brings to enhance our comprehensive end-to-end offering, enabling customers to move rapidly from scientific idea to approved medicine

Our global Clinical department consists of colleagues with institutional knowledge, in-depth therapeutic experience, and robust operational tools. Together, we help clients define and develop clinical programs, minimize delays and execute high-quality, cost-efficient clinical studies.

As a PPD CRA, you will perform and coordinate all aspects of the clinical monitoring and site management process.

Our 4i Values:

Integrity Innovation Intensity Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the worlds most urgent health needs, submit your application wed love to hear from you!

As we are likely to receive many applications, sometimes we are unable to provide feedback to everyone.

Diversity Statement
PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

Responsibilities

Summarized Purpose:

Performs and coordinates different aspects of the clinical monitoring and site management process. Conducts remote or on-site visits to assess protocol and regulatory compliance and manages required documentation. Manages procedures and guidelines from different sponsors and/or monitoring environments (i.e. FSO, FSP, Government, etc.). Acts as a site processes specialist, ensuring that the trial is conducted in accordance with the approved protocol, ICH-GCP guidelines, applicable regulations and SOPs to guarantee subjects rights, well-being and data reliability. Ensures audit readiness. Develops collaborative relationships with investigational sites. Detailed tasks and responsibilities assigned to role are outlined in the task matrix.

Essential Functions:

Monitors investigator sites with a risk-based monitoring approach: applies root cause analysis (RCA), critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify site processes failure and corrective/preventive actions to bring the site into compliance and decrease risks. Ensures data accuracy through SDR, SDV and CRF review as applicable through on-site and remote monitoring activities. Assess investigational product through physical inventory and records review. Documents observations in reports and letters in a timely manner using approved business writing standards. Escalates observed deficiencies and issues to clinical management expeditiously and follow all issues through to resolution. May need to maintain regular contact between monitoring visits with investigative sites to confirm that the protocol is being followed, that previously identified issues are being resolved and that the data is being recorded in a timely manner. Conducts monitoring tasks in accordance with the approved monitoring plan. Participates in the investigator payment process. Ensures a shared responsibility with other project team members on issues/findings resolution. Investigates and follow-up on findings as applicable.

Participates in investigator meetings as necessary. May help to identify potential investigators in collaboration with the client company to ensure the acceptability of qualified investigative sites. Initiates clinical trial sites according to the relevant procedures to ensure compliance with the protocol and regulatory and ICH GCP obligations, making recommendations where warranted. Performs trial close out and retrieval of trial materials.

Ensures that required essential documents are complete and in place, according to ICH-GCP and applicable regulations. Conducts on-site file reviews as per project specifications.

Provides trial status tracking and progress update reports to the team as required. Ensures study systems are complete, accurate and updated per agreed study conventions (e.g. Clinical Trial Management System).

Facilitates effective communication between investigative sites, the client company and internal project teams through written, oral and/or electronic contacts. Responds to company, client and applicable regulatory requirements/audits/inspections.

Maintains and completes administrative tasks such as expense reports and timesheets in a timely manner.

Contributes to the project team by assisting in preparation of project publications/tools and sharing ideas/suggestions with team members.

Contributes to other project work and initiatives for process improvement, as required.

Requirements and necessary skills

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a life sciences related field or a Registered Nursing certification or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years as a clinical research monitor).

Valid driver's license where applicable.

In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Effective clinical monitoring skills
Demonstrated understanding of medical/therapeutic area knowledge and medical terminology
Excellent understanding and demonstrated application of ICH GCPs, applicable regulations and procedural documents
Well-developed critical thinking skills, including but not limited to: critical mindset, in-depth investigation for appropriate root cause analysis and problem solving
Ability to manages Risk Based Monitoring concepts and processes
Effective oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with medical personnel
Ability to maintain customer focus through the utilization of good listening skills, attention to detail and the ability to perceive customers underlying issues
Effective interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Effective organizational and time management skills
Ability to remain flexible and adaptable in a wide range of scenarios
Ability to work in a team or independently as required
Good computer skills: proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn appropriate software
Good English language and grammar skills
Good presentation skills

We offer

Learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential
Extensive benefits package based around the health and well- being of our employees
Competitive salary
Flexible working culture with work- life balance and possibility for remote working
Collaborative and friendly environment
Global exposure and opportunity to work on international assignments
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