Clinical Research Associate
Reports to: Clinical Operations Manager
Location: Stratford, London or home-based UK (travel to sites required)
Salary: £29,750 - £33K dependent on experience
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week (4 days per week can be considered)
2 x 12 months fixed-term contracts
1 x 12-18 months
Application method: CV and cover letter, you will also be asked a few short applications questions relating to your experience and suitability for this role
Application Deadline: This vacancy will close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay to submit an application where possible to avoid any disappointment.
Are you a self-motivated and sharp minded individual with strong attention to detail that can help us beat cancer?
We’re looking for a Research Associate to monitor Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development clinical trials at investigational sites throughout the United Kingdom (you will be responsible for a patch, which we try and allocate this close to your home location) ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies; to ICH-GCP (International Conference on Harmonisation-Good Clinical Practice); European Union Directives; UK legislations and other regulatory requirements.
You will develop good relationships with Investigators, scientists and site personnel to ensure that Cancer Research UK clinical trials are run ethically, efficiently, to budget and to time.
Why we need you
What will I be doing?
Assist in the preparation, ongoing review and archive of Trial Master Files (TMFs), Investigator Trial Files (ITFs) and Pharmacy Files (PFs).
If requested, review draft protocols and protocol amendments, case report forms (CRFs), informed consent documents (ICDs).
Review the research ethics committee (REC) application using the most current system and assist with the preparation of all supporting documentation.
Assist with site selection and assess and document suitability of potential investigational sites through feasibility questionnaires and conducting pre-study visits.
Prepare relevant trial documentation prior to Initiation including, though not limited to: laboratory manual, worksheets, diary card, patient identification cards etc.
What skills are you looking for?
You’ll be able to bring to the role…
Biological Sciences degree OR equivalent nursing qualification/experience.
Working knowledge of ICH/GCP, EU legislation and clinical trial methodology.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (TM) – Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Flexible and proactive approach with a “can do” attitude.
Proven problem solver.
Strong time management and personal organisational skills to enable single-handed monitoring of multicentre trials.
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What will I gain?
Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.
If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.