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ICON Clinical Research

General Information


Job title: Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
Job location: New York, NY 10001 United States
Requisition code: 4251
Date posted: 07/27/12
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Highly competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance, 401K Plan with matching contributions, a generous program of Vacation, Holidays and Personal Time Off and more.

Job Classification

Job Category:Research Associate

Job Description

Job description:
ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We specialize In a highly fragmented industry, we are one of a small group of organizations with the capability and expertise to conduct clinical trials and development projects on either a local or global basis. We have the operational flexibility to provide development services on a stand-alone basis or as part of an integrated “full service” solution.

We are currently conducting a nationwide search for an experienced Clinical Research Associate to join our team to support a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, transplant, vaccines, and diabetes. This position can be office- or home-based.

Role & Responsibility:

You will identify, select, initiate and close out appropriate investigational sites for clinical studies. You will monitor those sites in order to ensure that studies are carried out according to the study protocol and in accordance with ICON SOPs/WPs, applicable regulations and the principles of ICH-GCP.

Additional Responsibilities:

Independent and proactive coordination of all necessary activities required to set up and monitor a study (i.e., identify investigators, help prepare regulatory submissions, conduct pre-study and initiation visits, etc.).

Approximately 65-75% travel overall can be expected.

In line with our philosophy of providing the highest quality to our clients, CRAs are typically assigned to one to two programs at a time.

Mentor less experienced CRAs.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Experience & Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a B.S. degree in a life science, nursing or an equivalent combination of education and work experience (RN or LPN with at least 4 years of field monitoring experience).

Applicants must have at least 2 years of experience independently monitoring clinical trials for drug studies.

Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential.

Ability to travel overnight, primarily in the U.S., 3+ days per week on average.

Will consider CRAs for a home-based office if he/she has at least 6 months of verifiable home-based experience and high-speed connectivity in the home office as part of above qualifications.

Come to ICON and be an important part of a well respected and growing company that believes the details of your career are every bit as critical as the work you do. You'll enjoy highly competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package.

ICON is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to strength in diversity.
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