Clinical Research Associate I

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
The Clinical Research Associate monitors all aspects of clinical research trial(s) Clinical study life-cycle responsibilities including site management, ongoing maintenance and closure of pre-clinical, Phase I through Phase IV, and post-marketing studies.
  • Prepares and completes critical study documents and performs final editing/proofing prior to publishing (e.g. protocol; synopsis; flowchart; informed consent template; investigator brochure; monitoring guideline; statement of work laboratory, other vendors, and CROs; consultant agreements; investigative device/drug labels; clinical study worksheets; etc.).
  • Monitors resources/reports to deliver milestones on time and budget.
  • Collect, reviews and files all clinical study documentation for assigned trial(s) and investigative sites and maintenance of clinical trial master file (CTMF): assures all documentation is maintained in compliance with all applicable guidelines and corresponding SOPs.
  • Participates, with the CTM, in the preparation and hosting of clinical study team meetings on an established schedule, providing agenda, recording/distributing of minutes and copying of minutes to CTM.
  • Works with the CTM to prepare and compile materials for clinical study conduct and reference information for study sites provided to the site in the form of an investigator site file (ISF).
  • Prepares, collects and archives all study related correspondence to the investigator site including, but not limited to, newsletters, “Dear Dr.” letters, FDA/HA correspondence, contractual agreements and others.
  • Responsible for investigator recruitment and maintaining current contact information for each assigned investigator site, as well as preparing investigator site file for participation approval.
  • Collects pre-study documentation and essential regulatory documents from assigned investigator sites, as well as, collects updated documents prior to study initiation and on an ongoing basis.
  • Estimates, orders and coordinates shipments of clinical study supplies to assigned investigator sites.
  • Assists the CTM with tracking and requesting grant payments, and maintains study budget.
  • Tracks and reports all adverse events, protocol deviations, and any other unusual activity experienced by assigned investigator sites and communicates with assigned sites on routine matters.
  • Reviews all adverse events reported in clinical study for the identification and evaluation of safety issues and any patterns that are identifiable.
  • Reports safety findings in a summary format to the CTM.
  • Prepares documentation for and attends Clinical Event Committee (CEC) meetings, if applicable.
  • Identifies and documents data errors or items requiring clarification on all documents collected for study and initiates data clarification/validation process after researching source documents.
  • Assists in preparing clinical reports of assigned projects for submission to regulatory authorities.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or Bachelor's in Nursing degree
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in relevant Clinical Research. Experience in Phase I-IV clinical studies as a clinical trial assistant or clinical research associate is highly desirable. 
  • Excellent Communication and writing skills, professionalism and ability to effectively interact with staff and management alike; ability to verbally communicate effectively with management, department clinical research and other team members
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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