Senior Clinical Research Associate (Freelance)

€70 - €80 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Clinical Operations, Monitoring

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Hobson Prior are working with a Global CRO who are seeking a Senior Clinical Research Associate (Freelance) to join them on a contract basis in Brussels. You will serve as the clinical sites' direct point of contact and will be responsible for managing site quality and delivery from site identification through close-out.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Start-up (from site identification through pre initiation ­ tasks of Sr ICRA
  • Act as direct point of contact with assigned sites, accountable for quality and delivery during the start-up phase.
  • Build relationships with investigators and site staff.
  • Conduct, drive and manage country specific feasibility and/or site pre-qualification and qualification activities, which may include:
    - Preparation, negotiation, and facilitation of execution of Confidentiality Agreements, Clinical Site Agreements and any amendments.
    - Conduct remote Qualification Visits
  • Generate visit/contact reports, using judgment to identify site issues and problem solving to direct resolution.
  • Develop strategy to configure, distribute, and collect, and review and approve, high quality country specific and/or site-specific documents or essential regulatory documents and any updated or amended regulatory documentation.
  • Customize, review, and negotiate as needed, country/site specific Informed Consent Forms, translations (within parameters of country/regulatory/client requirements), and customize and negotiate any amendments.
  • Prepare and submit IRB/IEC and MoH/RA (if applicable) application(s), resolving conflicts, determining appropriate follow up until receipt of final approval.
  • Submit all pertinent documentation to the trial master file as per project plans/sponsor/company policy.
  • Forecast, develop, manage, and revise plans and strategies for:
    - IRB/IEC and MoH / RA submission/approval
    - Site activation
    - Patient recruitment & retention
  • Update and maintain appropriate Clinical Trial Management systems (CTMS) in a timely manner.
  • Any other assigned duties.


  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences (masters or phd is an advantage).
  • Experience in study start-up.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in independent on-site monitoring.
  • Fluency in English French and Dutch.

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