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Philips Senior Clinical Research Associate in Maple Grove, Minnesota


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) actively drives the execution of clinical trials in accordance with applicable regulatory standards and company requirements. Senior CRAs ensure adherence to the protocol, corporate objectives, regulatory compliance, and professional integrity for our internal and external stakeholders.

You are responsible for

  • Work closely with the Project Manager to execute the successful conduct of assigned studies consistent with the processes and procedures, clinical strategy, project plans, and protocol

  • Work with representatives from key functional groups including Field Monitoring, Quality Affairs, Product Development, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Regulatory Affairs, R&D, and European Clinical Groups

  • Preparation of study related material and training materials

  • Perform site qualification and facilitate training of investigators, site staff, and study team

  • Work with Project Manager to develop study plans per our processes

  • Review and verify adequacy of center activation documentation

  • Work with study team to ensure sites comply with protocol and regulations, and the timely receipts of accurate data and required study documents

  • Review monitoring reports. Identify discrepancies in reports and study files, and ensure correction activities are completed.

  • Provide input to study budget and project plans

  • Oversee the organization of the of the Trial Master File and Site Files

  • Active oversight of corelab and vendors to ensure the scope of work is being performed accurately, within timeline and budget

  • May perform audits of monitoring, site files, CROs, etc

  • Collaborate with safety group and data management group with deliverables and timelines

  • Active in oversight of all phases of a clinical study, from development, study startup, follow up phase, final results and analysis, and study close out

  • Understand, interpret, and utilize metrics and leading indicators to identify risks and engage in mitigations. Collaborate with the Project Manager on mitigations, and corrective actions, as applicable

  • Provide updates regarding study status, progress, and compliance to project team or management

  • Assist Project Manager in writing sections of PMA Clinical Reports

  • May assist in preparation of materials for CEC and DSMB meetings

  • Provide input to study budgets and project plans

  • Assist in validation and verification activities as needed

  • Comply with applicable FDA and international regulatory laws/standards, company-wide and departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Department Operating Procedures (DOPs)

  • Support development of department SOPs and work instructions

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (technical or non-technical). Six or more years of experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 5 years experience directly supporting clinical research or similar experience in a medical/scientific area. Master’s degree may substitute for 1 year experience

  • Working knowledge of computer applications and office equipment

  • Clinical Site Trial experience preferred – training on GCP, investigator, protocol and CRF training

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Able to manage multiple tasks

  • High standard of integrity

  • Proficient knowledge of medical terminology

  • Expertise with GCP and regulatory compliance guidelines for clinical trials. Working knowledge of clinical research methods for medical devices and regulatory pathways

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Experience in clinical research protocols, reporting, regulatory submissions, and development of clinical research plans

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