Ref #: 33258

Employment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Location: Germany Home Office

Posted: 10-Jan-2022


ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. 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 centre 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.

The Role:

Are you interested to make the step into the pharmaceutical industry and work with one of the leading global pharma companies? This is your chance!

To strengthen our Monitoring Team, ICON Global Strategic Solutions (GSS) is hiring a Clinical Research Associate for In Vitro Diagnostics (m/f/d) home based anywhere in Germany to work closely with one of the most successful pharmaceutical companies.

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is accountable for designing, planning, coordinating, conducting and overseeing all activities involving in initiation, monitoring, and completing clinical research studies for in vitro diagnostics. The tasks will be discussed and assigned according with study Monitoring Plans, which will be filled out by a client ISM representative.

If you have a completed education as an MTLA (medical technical laboratory assistant), MTA (medical technical assistant), BTA (biological technical assistant) or Biologist with some lab/analyzer experience and you are curious to see what it is like to work in big pharma, we would like to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities include:

• Supports the Study start up activities by performing or coordinating aspects of clinical studies including site selection, study initiation, site monitoring and study closeout
• Ensures studies are conducted and documented in accordance with the study protocol, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Clinical Practices and other applicable regulatory requirements, such as FDA regulations, IVD Directives and with Client policies and procedures
•Maintaining communication with study investigators to ensure studies are completed in a timely manner and ensuring that study objectives are met
• Reviewing cases with investigators to resolve discrepancies
• Ability to travel to campuses in Mannheim and Penzberg or Rotkreuz (if needed) for study meetings and role-specific or R&D training, as applicable
• Business travel within Germany and Europe required ~30%, if possible

To Be Successful in The Role You Will Have

• MTLA (medical technical laboratory assistant),MTA (medical technical assistant), BTA (biological technical assistant) with lab/analyzer experience. Medical technology degree (Minimum - Bachelor's degree in science or relevant field) like "Bachelor of Science Biology"
• Medical laboratory and customer experience preferred, Up to 2 years of experience in CRA IVD role (not required)
• Experiences with data analysis is beneficial
• Fluent in spoken and written German (native preferred) and English
• Good Laboratory Practice knowledge/ Experience working with Sponsor-trials/ Experiences with blood gas instruments/ Pre-analytical processes and PCA sample handling/ Knowledge of the requirements for clinical data monitoring/ Experience in diagnostic Laboratory and or analytical analyzer
• Demonstrated experience in computer skills to include Microsoft Office, and basic templates

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
• Possibility to get a foot in the door of one of the biggest and most successful global pharmaceutical sponsors
• Permanent contract (full time)
• Home Office, if not travelling
• Excellent career development 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.

Benefits of Working in ICON

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.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.