(Senior) Clinical Research Associate

  • Salary: Completive
  • REF Number: v-100747
  • Consultant: Robert Angrave
  • Contact: 01246 457716
  • Date Published: 30.04.2024
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Allschwil, Switzerland
  • Functional Expertise: Clinical Operations/Development

CK QLS are recruiting for a (Senior) Clinical Research Associate  to join a pharmaceutical company at their site based in Allschwil, Switzerland on a contract basis for 12 months, from June 2024.  

  • Start date: 1 June 2024.
  • Duration: 12 months.
  • Workload: 100%.
  • Candidates need to be fluent in Polish and English.


  • Review and provide input on requested trial-related documents and on any CRO prepared documents, e.g., protocol and protocol amendment, Informed Consent Form, Delegation of Authority, Case Report Form, Study-Specific Monitoring Plan (SSMP), trial forms, source document templates, Clinical Study Report.
  • Contribute to the collection and the quality control of essential documents.
  • Participate in and contribute to the Clinical Pharmacology trial team meetings by providing updates on monitoring activities.
  • Contribute to the CRO/Site selection process by sharing any experience with a CRO/Site (when required).
  • Perform accompanied visits, qualification visits (when required) and initiation visits as internally agreed for the assigned studies.
  • Schedule and conduct routine remote and/or on-site monitoring visits and close-out visits at the frequency determined for the assigned studies, assuring that the CROs/Sites are delivering high quality research, overall integrity of study implementation, and adherence to the protocol.
  • Ensure that the conduct of the assigned trials complies with ICH-GCP Guidelines, local regulations, working instructions (WIS) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Identify CRO/Site issues, ensure resolution, and/or escalate issues if necessary.
  • Report to the Clinical Pharmacology trial team and the CRO/Site staff any findings noted during onsite and remote monitoring visits by completing contact reports, monitoring visit reports and follow-up letters as per Idorsia processes.

Manage the assigned CRO/Site(s) through regular contacts to ensure about:

  • Site compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards throughout the trial.
  • Adequate enrollment and understanding of trial requirements.
  • Operate as a central communication link between the Clinical Pharmacology trial team and the CRO/Site staff from the time of the IRB/IEC approval to the close-out visit, for the assigned trials procedures.


Clinical Research Associate

  • University degree in science or health-related discipline and/or degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum 1-2 years clinical research experience in a Contract Research Organization (CRO) or Pharmaceutical Company with experience in monitoring on-site clinical trial.
  • Strong knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Understanding of drug development process.

Senior Clinical Research Associate

  • Minimum 4-5 years clinical research experience in a CRO or Pharmaceutical Company with experience in monitoring on-site clinical trials including 2+ years' experience in monitoring early phase clinical trials (i.e., phase 0, 1, 2a).


All applicants must be able to work in Switzerland. Please quote job reference 100747 in all correspondence.

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