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Senior Clinical Research Associate, freelance

  • TFS
  • Full time
  • Switzerland
  • 02/05/2021

The Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is part of Clinical Operations within TFS Develop and will function operationally as a member of a Project Team and is responsible for the initiation, on–site and remote monitoring and termination of investigative sites during study conduct, according to company policies, SOPs and regulatory requirements. The CRA may conduct all stages of site monitoring (feasibility, pre-study, initiation, interim, and close-out). Ability to travel as needed: may involve overnight and international travel.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor on-site and remotely clinical trials in accordance with TFS and/or client company Standard Operating Procedures, FDA regulations, and GCP and ICH guidelines
  • Review CRFs (paper or electronic) and subject source documentation for validity and accuracy and generate queries to investigational sites/clients to resolve problem data
  • Identify site problems/deficiencies and bring to the attention of management through trip reporting, memos, and verbal communication with Project Manager or Lead CRA
  • Initiates corrective action to resolve issues as directed by supervisor
  • Contribute to the completion of the application to Ethics Committee/IRB, prepare necessary documentation enclosed to the application according to local requirements in cooperation with CTA and directed by Lead CRA/Project Manager
  • Participate in contract handling and negotiation directed by Lead CRA/Project Manager
  • Set up ISF and SMF (or cooperate with CTA) and distribute to the investigational sites.
  • In cooperation with study team, responsible for SMF maintenance
  • Order, ship, and reconcile clinical investigative supplies for study sites, if applicable
  • Order, ship and coordination of study supplies at site
  • May prepare and submit status reports as directed by Lead CRA/PM
  • Review and support site staff to maintain SMF
  • Review Informed Consent documents for essential elements and protocol specifics
  • Update CTMS system with site and study information
  • Prepare check requisitions for sponsor Project Manager approval, when applicable


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in life science or nursing; or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant clinical experience
  • Ophthalmology Experience is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German languages
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Understand basic medical terminology and science associated with the assigned drugs and therapeutic areas
  • Possess the understanding of Good Clinical Practice regulations, ICH guidelines
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team matrix organization
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 60-70%

About TFS

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