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Clinical Research Associate - Stirling

Stirling   •  Permanent, Full time

Russell Oakley is currently recruiting for a Clinical Research Associate who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of a medical devices company based in Stirling in the central belt of Scotland.

Role Description
Working as part of the Clinical team you will be responsible for conducting all clinical studies to support product development, regulatory submissions and post-market evaluation for In Vitro Diagnostic products developed for use with the company Platform. Studies will range from single site to international multi-centre so some travel will be required. The role will implement, monitor and review studies in line with our business plan whilst meeting all ethical, regulatory and scientific needs.

Key Responsibilities
Implement clinical trial study design as per the product launch plan.
In conjunction with the Clinical Manager and Senior CRA, identify appropriate clinical sites and manage effective clinical relationships. Liaise with the Principal Investigator and clinical operations staff as required.
Attend investigator meetings as required.
Prepare, edit, review and submit clinical documentation according to study needs including but not limited to:
Ethics Submissions
R&D Applications
Protocols & Protocol Amendments
Patient Information Sheets
Consent Forms
Training Materials
Complete and compile all necessary research, documentation and information to gain appropriate regulatory and ethical committee approval where required e.g. IRAS, HRA, R&D.
Implement, conduct, monitor and report clinical studies according to all business processes.
Monitor clinical trials to ensure compliance to the study protocol, clinical business processes, applicable regulations and the principles of ICH-GCP, typically 50% of active sites.
Ensure CRF and source data verification compliance.
Perform pre-study initiation, interim monitoring and close out visits as required.
Provide continuous up-dates on trial status to relevant key stakeholders, identifying potential delays that may impact product launch.
Train clinical users on the company system and other relevant products.

Comply with appropriate ICH GCP standards and relevant sections of the IVD Directive and US Code of Federal regulations, Title 21 (21 CFR).
Work with multiple stakeholders to ensure clinical studies are conducted to appropriate business and ethical standards.
Review and up-date clinical procedures to meet regulatory and business needs.
Responsible for ensuring that clinical trial master files are "audit ready" at all times.

Communication & Liaison
Establish and manage effective clinical and/or supplier relationships.
Understand the relevant clinical requirements; liaise with cross functional teams to provide robust clinical outcomes.
Excellent communication skills, especially written and verbal to ensure all key stakeholders are kept current and effective relationships (both internally and externally) are built.

Train others internally and externally in areas of expertise.

Essential Skills
A Degree in Life Sciences, Health Sciences or related field, or professional qualification such as nursing, or equivalent experience or a minimum of one years' experience in performing a Clinical Research Associate role preferably with Medical Devices or In Vitro Medical Devices.
Work experience within either a Hospital, Medical/Research Centre environment, Contract Research Organisation or Pharmaceutical company.
Proven track record of adherence to ICH-GCP and applicable local regulatory requirements during the conduct of clinical trials.
Ability to contribute to the development of clinical trial related documents and materials.
Ability to perform pre-study initiation, interim monitoring and close out visits as required.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present complex information to both clinical and non-clinical disciplines.
Computer literate.
Receptive to working in a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment.
Willingness and ability to travel.
Driving licence.

Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote ref: CL41171 on application.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)
  • Posted: 14th February 2018
  • Expires: 14th March 2018
  • Reference: CL41171


  • Recruiter: Russell Oakley
  • Phone: 01246 457733