Mar 07, 2019

FIELD CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (M/F/D)

  • Abbott
  • Germany: Northern Bavaria, region of Nürnberg, Würzburg, Bayreuth
Full time Research

Job Description

 Working with a moderate level of remote guidance and direction, is accountable for clinical study site maintenance, data and source documentation collection, as well as field monitoring of clinical trials for Abbott.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position ensures compliance to the study protocol and Monitoring Plan by ensuring completeness and accuracy of data as well as compliance with domestic and international regulations, Good Clinical Practices, applicable regulatory standards, and Abbott Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Able to solve a range of straightforward problems and analyze possible solutions using standard procedures.
  • Focus is on site management activities such as collection of essential documents, identifying and obtaining missing data, data corrections, reviewing adverse events and protocol deviations.
  • Maintains accurate, detailed and complete records of monitoring visits. In consultation with the assigned Field Clinical Engineer or designee and/or appropriate in-house personnel, coordinates the initiation of the clinical site.
  • Work requires the application of theoretical principles and creative/analytical techniques.
  • Identifies and routinely uses the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.
     

IMPACT THIS ROLE WILL HAVE AT ABBOTT:

  • Monitors clinical studies at sites (hospitals) in an assigned territory (and others as requested) to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, Good Clinical Practice, and accuracy standards inclusive of site initiation, periodic, and close-out visits
  • Ensures both regulatory and clinical protocol compliance is maintained for all assigned clinical projects - This may include, but is not limited to: - Reviewing data and source documentation from investigational sites for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensuring adverse events and protocol deviations are reported in an efficient manner
  • Ensuring that device complaints and malfunctions are reported according to Policies and Procedures
  • Resolving and/or facilitating resolution of problems including identification of cause and actions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Coordinates with study teams, field clinical engineers or designee to: Enroll sites into new and ongoing clinical studies - Facilitate enrollment of study subjects via site coordinators - Facilitate resolution of data queries and action items at clinical sites - Promptly reports the findings of monitoring visits according to processes
  • Collaborates with in-house teams to ensure complete submission of study documents
  • Participates in conference calls and training sessions
  • Trains site personnel to ensure compliance with the study protocol and local regulations
  • Mentors less experienced clinical team members as requested  

 YOUR PROFILE:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. Preferably with an academic focus in natural science, pre-medicine, nursing, bio-engineering, or a related academic field
  • Minimum two years clinical research experience
  • Must have demonstrated strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation, analytical, organizational skills, and the ability to interpret basic clinical data, to meet deadlines as well as the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees
  • Basic personal computer skills including a working familiarity with word processing software and relevant clinical applications
  • The ability to work independently and function within a dynamic, global team environment
  • The ability to exchange straightforward information, ask questions, and check for understanding
  • Proficient level of English and German is a must. A third language would be also very much valued
  • A general familiarity with clinical research processes
  • Previous related experience in a medical device/pharmaceutical company or relevant clinical experience in a clinical/hospital environment
  • Certification by an industry-recognized professional society (i.e. Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) or Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or accredited institution)

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

  • Job Breakdown

    Job Breakdown

  • 30910456

  • Research and Discovery

  • MD Medical Devices

  • Eschborn, Hesse, Germany

  • Germany -Nürnberg

    Germany -Würzburg

  • Yes, 75 % of the Time

  • Not Applicable

  • Not Applicable


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