Clinical Research Associate

Rockville, VA
Aug 06, 2020
Oct 06, 2020
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking qualified clinical research associates to perform site monitoring visits at clinical centers conducting U.S. government and commercial-sponsored in multiple therapeutic areas.  Openings are available in a regional home-based office.

Job Responsibilities:
• Assist with development of site monitoring plans, conduct site initiation visits, interim visits, and close-out visits of multiple therapeutic areas assessing compliance with the research protocol, ICH/GCP, FDA, and other applicable regulations, and write detailed reports of findings.
• Support site compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) including site training, performance improvement recommendations, and corrective and preventive action plans (CAPA).
• Contribute to site training, risk assessment, and quality assurance practices.

Basic qualifications: 
• A bachelor's degree in nursing or other health-related field with at least 8 years of clinical research experience is required.
• Knowledge of GCP Guidelines is required.

Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional organizational and time-management skills, and writing skills are essential. The selected candidate must be willing to travel a maximum of 10 days per month.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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