Clinical Research Associate I

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2022

Job description

The Kings Health Partners Clinical Trials Office (KHP-CTO) is a joint initiative between the member institutions of King’s Health Partners. It has been set up to provide a single interface for those wishing to conduct clinical trials within the partner institutions, and to ensure that there are common, efficient processes for the set up and administration of clinical trials .   

The KHP-CTO Quality Team was established in 2008 to manage the Sponsor responsibilities for Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs), as defined in the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations, for trials sponsored or co-sponsored by King’s Health Partner Organisations. Also to assist Chief Investigators with the set up and initiation of their trials and to ensure that these trials are established and conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Regulations 

The post holder will be required to: 

-         Co-monitor and monitor CTIMP trials on behalf of the Sponsor to ensure regulatory GCP compliance.  

-         Provide support to investigators conducting trials to ensure they are working to the highest quality standards and to monitor and report on the progress of trial sites across UK and some EU countries. 

-         Assist the Senior CRAs to ensure that investigators and their teams run the trial according to sponsor’s SOPs, prevailing regulations and best research practice by providing advice, practical assistance and carrying out monitoring functions as appropriate.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

  Key responsibilities

To assist the Senior CRAs, Quality Manager (QM) and R&D/Governance staff in the partner institutions to ensure that all trials are conducted in accordance with the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trial) Regulations 2004 (as amended) and the KHP-CTO SOPs.  

•       To assist the Quality Manager in the conduct of Regulatory Inspections and sponsor audits on behalf of the partner institutions.

•       To provide timely written reports of monitoring activities.

•       To maintain a working knowledge of prevailing regulations, guidance, best practices and clinical QA standards regarding the conduct of clinical trials.

•       To ensure confidentiality of commercially sensitive information.

•       To ensure data protection imperatives are respected. 

•       To undertake such other duties within the scope of the post as may be requested by the head of department.

•       To co-monitor and monitor clinical trials on behalf of the sponsor where one or more of the partner institutions is acting as sponsor. Monitoring is to be conducted according to Monitoring Plans agreed by the Sponsor institution and the Quality Manager. Activities to include:

Ø  Quality Control of data (Source Document Verification).

Ø  Documentation of protocol violations, adverse events and premature withdrawals.

Ø  Identification and resolution of problems: logistical, methodological, human and technical.

Ø  Detection and reporting of GCP deviations, finding and implementing corrective measures.

Ø  Ensuring timely adverse event reporting including reporting to regulatory authorities on behalf of the sponsor where one or more of the partner institutions is acting as sponsor.

•       To maintain a working knowledge of prevailing regulations, guidance, best practices and clinical QA standards regarding the conduct of clinical trials.

•       To provide advice on GCP and related matters to those wishing to conduct clinical trials across the partner institutions

•       To assist the Senior CRAs and Quality Manager to promote a quality approach to the conduct of clinical trials to all staff involved in the administration and conduct of clinical trials across the partner institutions.

•       Assisting the QM and Senior CRAs in collation of metrics and trial data.

•       To lead and work flexibly as a member of a team. 

•         To assist the Clinical Trials Training Executive(s) in the education and training of clinical Investigator teams. 

Essential Criteria:  

1.       Educated to at least A-level or degree level, preferably in a related subject area, e.g. a life science or clinical subject or relevant experience 

2.       Sound working knowledge of the prevailing regulations and best research practices pertaining to the conduct of clinical trials, in particular GCP  

3.       Strong planning and organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and projects 

4.       Strong interpersonal, communication, influential, and problem-solving skills including the ability to build successful relationships and collaborate in a cross-functional team and maintain a positive work environment 

5.       Strong computer skills (proficient with MS WORD, Excel and web-based applications). 

6.       Eye for detail and ability to accurately document findings in written reports 

7.       Able to learn and work to SOPs and demonstrate a commitment to quality culture 

8.       Highly motivated to learn new skills and an ability to take on new information quickly and effectively 

9.       Willingness to travel including overnight stays 

10.   A flexible, self-starter who is comfortable working with all levels of staff internally and externally. 

11.   Initiative and a pro-active approach 

Desired Criteria:  

12.   Experience across a range of therapeutic areas 

13.   Monitoring of clinical trials to GCP in pharmaceutical company, contract research organisation, NHS or academic setting  

14.   Experience and knowledge of working within the NHS Research Governance Framework. 

15.   Ability to understand and function in the different cultural environments of clinical research academic, NHS and business managers in industry. 

16.   Strong Team Player 

This post is field based on with both national and international travel on occasion; including regular overnight stays

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