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Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Hemel Hempstead, HRT, GB

Company: Boston Scientific

Clinical Research Associate, UK


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.




About this role:

The Site Start-up Research Associate (CRA)  supports the Global Clinical Operations Center of Excellence, conducting activities consistent with the mission of Global Clinical Operations to inform, connect and advance the company's Global Clinical Organization. Through coordination with the Business Unit Liaison, and collaboration with divisional and regional clinical teams, the CRA conducts clinical trial site start-up activities related to the preparation and approval of regulatory documents, ensuring they are carried out consistent with service level agreements, legal and regulatory standards, and applicable company policies and procedures.   Specifically, these activities will include Competent Authority (CA) & Ethics Committee (EC) submissions and approvals, Site informed consent form (ICF) customizations & negotiations, essential regulatory document collection, and other site start up support activities, as applicable.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work independently and proactively to coordinate all necessary activities for site regulatory submissions and essential document collection for allocated clinical research sites
  • Manage multiple sets of essential regulatory documents across several studies and division portfolios.
  • Partner with clinical sites to support the negotiation and customization of Informed Consent Form (ICF)
  • Develop and foster clinical research site relationships to become a subject matter expert in the site start up regulatory process across multiple studies
  • Leverage knowledge of site regulatory processes and division priorities to meet clinical study goals and objectives
  • Manage to achieve target IRB/EC timelines by assisting clinical research sites with the application submission process and approval tracking
  • Manage and problem solve site start up challenges that arise to mitigate impact to service level agreement and study goals
  • Develop, prepare, complete and track required regulatory, ICF and legal documentation.
  • Document clinical research site and investigator readiness for participation across multiple studies
  • Support internal quality audits, regulatory inspections, as applicable
  • Update and maintain study-specific startup trackers
  • Update and maintain site specific startup metrics in Clinical Trial Management Systems File and maintain site start up documents in eTMFs
  • Provide updates to leadership on site start up activities, investigator readiness, regulatory submission and approval status, etc.
  • Escalate challenges and/or initiate outreach to Principal investigators, clinical research site coordinator, divisional clinical study leads and/or other stakeholders when appropriate
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory (ICH/GCP, CA, EC, etc.) and internal SOPs/WI, policies & procedures


What we’re looking for in you:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Experienced in clinical/scientific research and medical device experience, specifically clinical study site start-up experience within assigned geographies
  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility internally and externally by commanding knowledge of informed consent requirements
  • Experience working with investigational review boards
  • Experience working with clinical trial management systems (e.g. Siebel CTMS, Veeva) and clinical document control systems / eTMF
  • Ability to multi-task: support several studies and/or personnel simultaneously, work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment and possess clear, concise communication & presentation skills – written and verbal
  • Must be comfortable interacting with clinical research site personnel via phone, email, and in person


Preferred Qualifications

  • Research Coordinator or Clinical Research Associate experience



Requisition ID: 501956


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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