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Date Added: Sat 26/03/2022

CRA II / Senior CRA - Spain

Madrid (Provincia), Spain
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Company: LINICAL SPAIN

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Linical Co., Ltd. (‘Linical’) is a premier global CRO headquartered in Osaka, Japan, listed in the prime segment of the Tokyo Stock exchange, and dedicated to serve its clients as a true partner in development. With approximately 900 employees Linical directly covers a total of more than 20 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific including Japan via its own offices and staff.

Linical’s European arm is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with a substantial presence in Paris and Madrid. Its geographic footprint facilitates a significant presence in the leading Western European markets, combined with well-established affiliate operations in key emerging markets in Central- and Eastern Europe.

Senior CRA Job Scope:

The Senior CRA will be assigned clinical monitoring activities in a single country or in several countries ensuring quality service and appropriate clinical study conduct. The Senior CRA shall guarantee the adequacy, the reliability and quality of the data collected from sites and shall participate in the quality control processes. The Senior CRA will make sure that the conduct of the study is in compliance with the currently approved protocol/amendment(s), with ICH GCP, SOPs and with any applicable regulatory requirements in the assigned countries.

The Senior CRA will have to anticipate, recognize and resolve issues in the served study sites.

Main duties:


• Review and/or input to study protocol, CRF and validation tools


• Preparation and/or review of any kind of study documents, Monitoring Guidelines, CRF Completion Guidelines, Patient Information and Informed Consent Form etc.


• Prepare the submission to the Independent Ethics Committees (central and local) and when applicable to Competent/Regulatory Authorities


• Assists in developing of Investigator and Institution contracts and budget template, negotiates budgets with sites and arranges site payments


• Participates to Investigators selection/feasibility: e.g. phone contacts, questionnaire in the appropriate country


• Conduct of site qualification visits (pre-study visits)


• Conduct of site initiation- and site close out visits


• Conduct of regular monitoring visits


• Ensures that the site is equipped with all necessary supplies for timely reporting and that the procedures (sampling storage and shipment logistics) are appropriately adhered to


• Writes a site visit report after each type of visit, in which the tasks performed during the visit and any problems encountered are reported, along with follow-up on any outstanding issues. This report must be completed with the appropriate logs (CRF transmission form, drug accountability log, samples log etc.) according to the study and the Sponsor’s requests


• Writes a corresponding site visit follow-up letter for the purpose of on-site quality optimization


• Distributes any documents collected during the monitoring visit to the appropriate department (data entry, assistants for archiving etc.)


• Responsible for the quality of data from his/her own sites


• Resolves questions/ issues with investigator/trial staff including query verification


• Review of Trial Master File (TMF) and ensure that all documents are in order, logical, accurate, complete, up-to-date and ready for a study audit and/or inspection


• Participates in investigators meetings and assists in the preparation of these meetings


• Performs activities in other clinical research areas according to the directive of superior


• Perform co-monitoring training with new CRAs

Education and Experience requirements:

-University degree (BSc or Masters level) within a scientific or life sciences background (e.g. Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine)

-2- 3 years of experience as CRA in a CRO or Pharmaceutical company

-Familiar with the principles of ICH GCP

-Fluent Spanish

-Very high level of spoken and written English

At Linical, we embrace the opportunities and possibilities that are held by diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds regardless of race, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic. Linical will consider all candidates that match with the requirements of the position, promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all.

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