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Senior / Clinical Research Associate

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-186644 Date posted 07/02/2024

Are you passionate about making a positive and impactful difference to the lives of others through Clinical Research? Join AstraZeneca as a Senior or Clinical Research Associate working on our oncology pipeline. 

About AstraZeneca

Our market-leading pipeline has a patient-first approach. Our work is at the very frontier of medical advances and pushes the possibilities of what science can do. We are constantly moving forward, and our deep focus on innovation and novel approaches always keeps things fresh.

Everyone is highly valued and given autonomy to create their own success story. Individuals are empowered to take ownership. All voices are heard, and new ideas are encouraged. Here your work is recognised and rewarded.

What you’ll do

As a Senior/ Clinical Research Associate, you will be involved in effective site management across a number of high-profile oncology studies, as well as all aspects of the study from site selection and start-up, recruitment,  initiation, monitoring, and closure. To be successful in this role you will have excellent knowledge of clinical study management including monitoring, study drug handling and data management.  You will have experience working in a similar capacity, have excellent knowledge of international guidelines ICH-GCP, relevant local regulations and a sound understanding of the drug development process. 

This role is a full time, initial 12-month contract position to be based from Sydney or Melbourne.

Essential for the role

  • Bachelors degree in related discipline, preferably in life science, or equivalent qualification 

  • Experience at CRA level

  • Excellent knowledge of international guidelines ICH‐GCP, basic knowledge of GMP/GDP and good knowledge of relevant local regulations. 

  • Sound medical knowledge and ability to learn relevant AZ Therapeutic Areas. 

  • Good understanding of clinical study management including monitoring, study drug handling and data management. 

  • Good analytical and problem‐solving skills with a solutions focused mindset. 

Desirable for the role

  • Ability to work in a fun and collaborative team environment, yet comfortable with autonomy.   

  • Manages change with a positive approach for self, team and the business. Sees change as an opportunity to improve performance and add value to the business. 

  • Ability to look for and champion continuous improvement to deliver high quality clinical trials with reduced budget and in less time. 

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines. 

  • Experience working within a risk‐based monitoring approach including remote monitoring.  

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we share and are motivated by the same purpose: pushing the boundaries of science in order to deliver life-changing medicines to patients around the world. In short, our work has true meaning. As a business, we are committed to people. Our patient first approach informs all our decision making and we invest in team and individual development. Ours is an energetic, fast paced way of working that is solutions focused and collaborative.

AstraZeneca in Australia has been formally recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). As an organisation we stand with confidence on our gender equality initiatives including pay equity, leadership development programs, and zero tolerance for gender-based harassment. This achievement exemplifies our commitment to building high performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across our enterprise, aligned to our values and strategic priority of being a Great Place to Work. 

So, what’s next? 

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Danielle Jones. We welcome your application.

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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