Senior Clinical Research Associate in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

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Job ID: BEC015943

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Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
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Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Clinical Affairs for Chemistry & Immunoassay businesses at Beckman Coulter, the Senior Clinical Research Associate is responsible for the execution of external clinical study deliverables following GCP, FDA and OUS requirements. The ideal candidate is experienced in the field of in vitro diagnostics with good understanding of disease states and understands the laboratory environment as well as the basic product development process.

* Works under the general guidance of Staff Clinical Scientist or assigned Clinical Study lead for the project to prepare deliverables for the external validation activities for one or more assigned projects.
* Participates in the key phases of the external clinical study, including: planning, execution, analysis & close-out. This includes drafting the many necessary documents for each phase.
* Planning phase activities may include literature search and product evidence strategy plan development, as well as study site qualification visits and reports.
* Supports final study site selection, contract process and site initiation visits; participates in investigators meetings and other training of site personnel on the clinical study protocol, database, and investigator responsibilities.
* Ensures study site readiness, ships materials and investigational devices as needed, and tracks device accountability.
* Executes a clinical study monitoring plan, with interim and risk-based monitoring visits to verify site compliance to the study protocol and applicable regulations.
* Escalates protocol deviations and site compliance issues to the Clinical Staff Scientist or study lead, in accordance with clinical risk management and CAPA procedures.
* Reviews data and supports the database development and maintenance with selected database vendor representatives.
* Facilitates data analysis by assigned study biostatistician. Escalates and addresses any issues with data integrity.   
* Prepares data summaries, reports and presentations for design reviews. Works with Staff Clinical Scientist & Regulatory Affairs to ensure data outputs and templates are adequate for submission.
* Supports preparation of manuscripts, technical articles based on clinical trials and external studies.
* May be asked to perform other clinical responsibilities as directed by the project or functional leader of Clinical Affairs.

Job Requirements


*  Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years’ experience related to in vitro diagnostics, advanced degree a plus.
* Experience with clinical study management and monitoring for clinical diagnostics, medical devices or pharmaceutical products in a regulated environment.
* Functional knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, certification a plus, and familiar with US and OUS requirements for design control and clinical study management.
* Experience working with data management tools and understanding of databases and general statistical concepts.
* Willing and able to develop appropriate internal or external technical expertise required and coordinate efforts to resolve technical issues that may arise during clinical trials.
* Ability to work in a team environment, with the ability to relate to both highly educated and unskilled team members.
* Ability to handle and resolve conflicts and work under stressful conditions and in an environment of changing priorities
* Must be detail-oriented; demonstrate excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
* Clinical research certification (such as CCRA, CCRC) is desired.
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