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Senior Clinical Research Associate

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 5/22/24

Job Description

Description

This is a hybrid position that requires onsite work 2-3 days a week, based on the team requirements. Remote work/high travel to the site is not an option. Employees must be within a commutable distance of the job location. Relocation packages are available to qualified hires.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

The Senior Clinical Research Associate (SCRA) conducts in-house and external monitoring to verify that reported data collected in Clinical Lab Studies and Field Trials are accurate, complete, and verifiable from source documents and to ensure that the studies are conducted in compliance with the current approved protocol, GCP/ VICH requirements, FDA/CVM Regulations, and BI SOPs. The SCRA is responsible for ensuring quality of study protocols, raw data, and reports to support registrations and other claims related to veterinary products.

The SCRA performs these duties for on-site and off-site (national and global) clinical studies and trials for all animal species and across all product modalities. Duties include interaction with CROs/Investigators, monitoring of study status, quality control and integrity of data, management of study data and procedures in compliance to GxP and relevant regulatory guidelines. The SCRA drafts protocols and reports and can act as a Study Leader for studies. The SCRA is responsible for tracking timelines and deliverables and interfacing with internal collaborators (e.g., clinical trial supply, data management, regulatory affairs, PV). The SCRA acts as a trainer, mentor, and resource to CRAs and Study Coordinators and acts as an expert in data and documentation quality.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for appropriate quality of study protocols, raw data, and reports.
  • Ensures all study/trial data are accurate, complete and verifiable from source documents (e.g., as subject research records, medical charts etc.) and regulatory documents.
  • Responsible for protocol adherence and ensuring study documentation is completely and properly maintained in accordance with Sponsor protocol, BIVI SOPs, GCP/GLP/ VICH requirements and FDA regulations.
  • Ensures deviations are identified and reported to the appropriate Study personnel.
  • Responsible for quality control audits of data entry and statistical reports.
  • Makes certain that all documents related to in-house, CRO, and field studies are accurate as to drug dosages, drug accountability, numerical calculations, concurrent medications, clinical signs when compared to clinic records, adverse events, clinical observations, and analytical results.
  • Documents to be audited include, but are not limited to, study notebooks, study reports, protocols, study checklists, and analytical data.
  • Responsible for identifying qualified CROs/FT Investigators.
  • Conducts Investigation Site Visits to evaluate qualifications of the site, Investigator, and research staff.
  • Conducts pre-study, ongoing, and study close-out monitoring visits complying with Guidelines for all study/trial sites.
  • Verifies both individual subject and overall drug accountability.
  • Monitors the progress of in-house studies, field studies, and contract laboratory clinical studies, and provides status reports on progression and quality of the animal or report writing phases of the study.
  • Identifies problems with enrollment and mitigations to resolve the issues.
  • Drafts protocols, amendments, deviations, and reports and can act as Investigator for in-house or outsourced studies.
  • Monitors Adverse Event (AE) reporting and request primary and follow-up information.
  • Provides information to pharmacovigilance and RA according to the study protocol and SOPs.
  • Ensures availability of all final study documentation for audits/inspections (internal compliance or CVM).
  • Prepares protocols, data, reports, and other documents for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborates closely with Regulatory Affairs to align on document organization.
  • Collaborates with the Scientist and study team in protocol development, CRF design, writing amendments, creating site-training materials, final study report, training materials, etc.
  • Assists Scientist in planning and implementation of investigator meetings and/or webinars.
  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of the study project plan including creating and monitoring timelines for deliverables under the oversight of the Clinical Scientist.
  • Assists Scientist with budget development, budget management, and Investigator contract management.
  • Assists Scientist in monitoring study trends (e.g., AE trends) and enrollment timelines to meet or exceed project team timelines and goals in line with the TPP.
  • Develops and implements improvements for data collection and data processing.
  • Recommends revisions to improve effectiveness of monitoring tools, study documents and study processes.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (prefer relevant disciplines such as biology, animal science, nutrition, etc.); MS preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience as a CRA/Monitor or similar role.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (correspondence, protocols, reports, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills. A collaborative team player.
  • Possesses a customer service orientation, delivering results and executing in a fast and focused manner.
  • Solid organizational skills with a quality orientation.
  • Strives for business process excellence.
  • Effective time management.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to find errors or inconsistencies others may miss.
  • Accepts accountability and ownership.
  • Exhibits integrity and trust.
  • Willingness to travel up to 60% of time.
  • English: Fluent (read, write and speak).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in an inter-disciplinary.
  • Must have basic knowledge and experience in clinical medicine with an ability to evaluate data and scientific literature.
  • Must understand and implement VICH GCP regulations; GLP is a plus.
  • Certification from a recognized clinical research organization (e.g., ACRP or DIA) is preferred.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.



Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany