Ref #: 33904

Employment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Location: Germany Home Base

Posted: 10-Jan-2022


ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the center of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well!

Clinical Research Associate (m/f/d)
Location: Germany Home base

ICON is partnering with one of the most successful global biotechnology companies to support them in developing new drugs in critical areas to increase health and quality of live all over the world. To accomplish this we are currently looking for an experienced Clinical Research Associate (m/f/d)

Key Responsibilities include:

Study Planning
• Contribute to the identification of new sites for clinical trials; analyse capability and support CRMA and CSM in making recommendation for trial inclusion.
• Assume ambassadorial role to facilitate communication between sites and Novartis CPO to increase value proposition to investigators.
• Facilitate the preparation and collection of site and country level documents during all phases of the trial. Supports the CSM in the oversight of Country and Site Trial Master Files (TMF). During all phases of the trial ensure archiving per relevant SOP.
• Negotiate investigator remuneration; prepare financial contracts between Novartis and investigational sites and investigators. Ensure adherence to payment schedule.

Study Start-up
• Execute site initiation and training, generate initiation visit report

Study Execution
• Implement complete site management including monitoring visits, regulatory assessment, drug supply management, etc. to ensure compliance with protocol, GCP, global and local regulations, global and local processes.
• Identify problems at sites; resolve issues and escalate as appropriate.
• Complete preparation and generation of visit monitoring reports as per relevant SOP
• Review and manage data at site; resolve technical and content issues on a continuous basis in order to achieve timely database lock targets.
• If working with central CRAs (blinded and un-blinded), respond to alerts and follow-up to ensure resolution of issues

Study Close-out
• Implement site close-out activities and generate site close-out report.
• Provide feedback on site performance for future trial site feasibility/selection

To Be Successful in The Role You Will Have
• Scientific background
• Proficiency with medical terminology
• Ability to travel 50% of the time
• Working Knowledge of Local Regulations and ICH/GCP Guidelines
• Fluent in English/ German both written and oral
• Familiarity with Risk Based Monitoring approach
• Experience conducting Site Selection, Initiation, Routine Monitoring and Close Out Visits both remotely (if applicable to the region) and on-site
• Technology Skills:
Strong technical skills with experience in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, CTMS, eCRF, eTMF, Digital IMP, eDiaries, vendor web portals, Skype for Business (RBM) or learn to use digital applications

What is Offered
• Work for one of the global top two CROs, sponsor dedicated in one of the global top pharmaceutical companies fully integrated and from the sponsor’s perspective
• Permanent contract (full time)
• Homeoffice, if not travelling
• Great work atmosphere
• Excellent career options
• Contribution to pension scheme

Sounds like a good fit? Get in touch with me today!
Please submit your CV to or via our homepage We are looking forward to your application.

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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