Clinical Research Associate Trainee (Entry Level)

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Clinical Research Associate
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Are you an experienced Research Nurse, Study Coordinator, or study/Clinical trials pharmacist and interested in an exciting opportunity to kick start your career in Clinical Research as an entry level CRA based in our Sydney office?

Covance is committed to offering a CRA training program through our Monitoring Excellence Academy (MEA). The MEA program offers structured module completion; formal assessment and onsite co-monitoring opportunities with our team of CRAs and Line Managers. Covance Australia has a dedicated MEA program co-ordinator who will offer additional support and guidance to you.

If you can bring to us the right therapeutic area expertise and prior work experience, we will train you to move confidently into a CRA role managing your own sites. There is the potential that if you are a successful candidate, we would offer you a a full time CRA I position. We would anticipate that the first 3-6 months of your employment would be office based in Sydney and during this time we will provide you with an in depth, tailored training on the CRA role and responsibilities and work closely with more experienced CRAs to learn best practices hands on with site visits. During the MEA program, we would expect you to also be involved in clinical trial specific administrative tasks where needed, which will also give you exposure to the role of the CRA, particularly essential document collection and what this means for all studies.

Currently, we are seeking motivated individuals who've worked as a Study Coordinator or Research Nurse or similar and ideally have experience in Early Phase Clinical studies or healthy Volunteer studies, however, we will also consider other relevant experience with Late Phase Clinical studies and or direct Clinical Trial roles, including subject recruitment consultant, pharmacy technician, site Data Manager and HREC submission co-ordinator . You may have worked in a large tertiary referral hospital as an RN, in Oncology or as a Study co-oridinator, we would like to hear from you.

About you:

  • University or college degree, or certification in related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., BNursing)) AND experience in a related role (e.g. site management, in-house CRA, study coordinator, Research Officer, Research Nurse)
  • Understanding of ICH Guidelines and GCP , and some understanding of the Australian and NZ Ethics and regulatory requirements.
  • Basic understanding of the clinical trial process and Clinical Trial development phases.
  • Ability to monitor study sites according to protocol monitoring guidelines, SOPs, ICH Guidelines and GCP. Travel interstate from Sydney will be required.
  • Ability to work within a project team
  • Good planning, organization and problem solving abilities
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Good computer skills (Office, previous use of Systems (CTMS, Database)
  • Works efficiently and effectively in a matrix environment
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal

Covance Australia is committed to providing employees; the freedom to grow careers across all phases and areas of clinical trial operations as well as provide technology and processes that help to manage time and workload.

About Covance:

Covance is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with more than 13,000 employees in 60 countries. We began operations Asia Pacific in 1988 and today have more than 1000 employees in 14 countries across the region. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today.

Why Covance?

At Covance, you will join like-minded collaborative professionals who, together, build our reputation as one of the world's largest and most respected contract research organizations. In choosing Covance, you will be part of a dedicated team that makes a difference in helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world.

Discover your potential in a company that truly invests in you. Talk to us to learn more and explore your career. Apply online today.






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