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Overview : Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing approximately 3,500 people across almost 40 countries. Job Summary: The Clinical Research Associate position at Medpace offers the unique opportunity to have an exciting career in the research of drug and medical device development while making a difference in the lives of those around them. For those with amedical and/or health/life science background who want to explore the research field, travel the US, and be part of a team bringing pharmaceutical and medical devices to market - this could be the right opportunity for youOur successful Clinical Research Associates possess various backgrounds in medical and other science-related healthcare fields. Backgrounds of individuals who have succeeded in the CRA role include:NursingDieteticsPharmacistPharmaceutical/Device Sales RepresentativePhysical and Occupational TherapistBiomedical/Chemical EngineerPhD/Post-DocPharm.D candidatesHealth and Wellness CoordinatorsClinical Research CoordinatorsResearch Assistants MEDPACE CRA TRAINING PROGRAM (PACE)No research experience is needed as Medpace provides comprehensive initial and ongoing training, unmatched by other CROs. Through our PACETraining Program, you will join otherProfessionals Achieving CRA Excellence:PACEprovides the platform to effectively and confidently carry out your duties, enhance your current abilities and ultimately help you become a high-functioning independent Medpace CRA.PACEwill prepare you by developing your CRA skills through interactive discussions and hands on job-related exercises and practicums.To supplement your in-house and field-based training you may also participate in other clinical research departmental core rotations, learning other aspects of the drug/device development and approval process. WHY BECOME A CRAThis role takes you on a journey through travel and excitement which will allow you to make a difference on a large scale through the enhancement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The CRA position provides many other distinctive advantages including:Dynamic working environment, with varying responsibilities day-to-dayExpansive experience in multiple therapeutic areasWork within a team of therapeutic and regulatory expertsDefined CRA promotion and growth ladder with potential for mentoring and management advancements Competitive pay andmany additional perks unmatched by other CROs (SEE BELOW).WE OFFER THE FOLLOWINGCompetitive travel bonus;Additional Oncology bonus program;Equity/StockOption program for high performing CRAs;Annual merit increases;401K matching;The opportunity to work from home;Flexible work hours across days within a week;Retainairline reward miles and hotel reward points;Home office furniture allowance, laptop, mobile phone with hotspot for internet access anywhere;In-house travel agents, reimbursement for airline club, TSA pre-check, and automatic enrollment in AAA;Opportunity for leadership positions Lead CRA, CRA Manager, Clinical Trial Manager, Training and Development Manager, and many more;CRA training program (PACE);Ongoing therapeutic training by our in-house physicians who are medical and regulatory experts;In-house administrative support for all levels of CRAs; andOpportunities to work with international team of CRAs. Responsibilities : Conduct qualification, initiation, monitoring, and closeout visits at research sites in compliance with the approved protocol;Communication with the medical site staff including coordinators, clinical research physicians, and their site staff;Verify adequate investigator qualifications, training and resources, including facilities, laboratories, equipment, and staff;Medical record and research source documentation verification against case report form data, including informing the site staff of any entry errors, ensuring good documentation practices are being adhered to and communicating protocol deviations appropriately per SOPs, GCP, and applicable regulatory requirements;On-site and virtual/remote monitoring activities with a risk-based monitoring approach (including centralized data review) through our integrated Clinical Trial Management System to identify site deviations/deficiencies and corrective/preventive actions to bring a site back into compliance and mitigate risks moving forward;Verification that the investigator is enrolling only eligible subjects;Regulatory document review;Medical device and/or investigational product/drug accountability and inventory;Verification and review of adverse events, serious adverse events, concomitant medications and corresponding illnesses to confirm accurate data reporting in accordance with the protocol;Assess the clinical research sites patient recruitment and retention success and offering suggestions for improvement; andCompletion of monitoring reports and follow-up letters, which includes providing summaries of the significant findings, deviations, deficiencies, and recommended actions to secure compliance. Qualifications : Must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a health or science related field; Prefer Advanced Degrees or Prior clinical research experience.Ability to travel 60-70% to locations nationwide is required,or less if remote/virtual visits required;Must maintain a valid drivers license and the ability to drive to monitoring sites;Minimum 1 year healthcare-related work experience preferred;Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office;Strong communication and presentation skills; andMust be detail-oriented and efficient in time management. Why Medpace?: When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.Awards:Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati EnquirerRecognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility What to Expect Next:A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.EO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/VetsWARNING:Please beware of phishing scams that offer opportunities with Medpace in exchange for sending money. These scammers pose as legitimate employees from actual companies. Please be advised that a Medpace employee will never ask you for a credit card, send you a check, or ask you for any type of payment as part of consideration for a role with our company. All of our careers require that you first complete an online application and go through some sort of interview process.
Associated topics: clinical, clinical development, clinical informatics, clinical trial, coordinator, lab, laboratory, research, research coordinator
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