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【AstraZeneca】【R&D】Senior Clinical Research Associate (BioPharma), Development Operations, Site Management & Monitoring Group

Location Osaka, Ōsaka, Japan Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan Job ID R-200465 Date posted 09/07/2024

■ 職務内容 / Job Description

Monitor is responsible to ensure that the trial is conducted and documented properly by carrying out the following activities when relevant and necessary to the trial and the trial site in order to verify that:
•The rights and well-being of human subjects are protected.
•The reported trial data are accurate, complete, and verifiable from source  documents.
•The conduct of the trial is in compliance with the currently approved protocol/amendment(s), with GCP, and with applicable regulatory requirement(s).

■ Key Responsibilities

• Acting as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigator.
• Communicate with Japan Study Leader and third party vendors as needed.
• Conduct site selection activities for verifying adequate qualifications.
• Manage and monitor the responsible sites and ensure their quality appropriately, agreed cost spent and on a timely basis by conducting the followings;
   - Manage the contracts of clinical trial with the responsible site and ensure the compliance with regulations and company-wide governance controls such as Ethical Interactions policy or  company-legal standard. 
   - Input appropriate information in order to create clinical trial related documents (ex. CSP, IND).
   - Ensure a steady implementation of supplying clinical site with study materials.
   - Provide investigators and site staff with education and training regarding study specific procedures including EDC system.
   - Manage the patient recruitment status and request acceleration of patient recruitment for Investigators and site staff.
   - Conduct source data verification and ensure data quality to collect appropriate clinical study data.
   - If necessary, support sites to ensure sites understand and resolve data queries in a timely manner.
   - Ensure that essential documents and source data are appropriately stored in a clinical site.
   - Produce monitoring activity reports appropriately and in a timely manner.
   - Confirm and ensure status of GCP/ICH guidelines, CSP and AZ policy compliance.
   - Report critical and/or serious issues relating to site management to the study team and line manager in a timely manner.
•Ensure input the latest site related information in IMPACT at appropriate timing.
•Participate in-house and/or external clinical trial related meeting (ex. Study team meeting, CRA’s meeting, Investigators’ meeting) including the preparations.
•Cooperate with site audit in liaison with QA and a site inspection by regulatory authority.
•Cooperate with resolving the result of SAE reconciliation.
•Ensure inspection ready TMF regarding site related documents.
•Lead a certain number of CRAs (incl. CRO CRAs) to in terms of information management and communication related to site management in study team to keep monitoring quality.
•Taking some tasks delegated by Study Leaders if agreed.
•Contribute to the development of Clinical Operations Japan by joining some projects or initiatives, e.g. Process Ownership responsibilities, CRA training.
•Mentor CRAs on monitoring and internal procedures.

■ 応募資格(経験、資格等)/ Qualification (Experience & Skill etc.)

【経験 / Experience】

<必須 / Mandatory>

• At least 3 years of CRA experience.
• Demonstrated leadership capability in a team environment successfully.
• Negotiated some complicated issues and/or requirements with site staff.
• Team oriented and flexible; ability to respond quickly to shifting demands and opportunities

<歓迎 / Nice to have>

• Preferred experience to collaborate with external partners.
• Performed monitoring activities from qualification visit to closure visit as a CRA.


<必須 / Mandatory>

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in biological science or discipline associated with clinical research

【能力 / Skill-set】

<必須 / Mandatory>

• Communication skill 
• Negotiation skill
• Spirit of inquiry
• Ability to manage for delivering the clinical study data.
• Ability to plan effective monitoring activity 
• Ability to build and manage effective relationship with Investigators and site staff
• Consistently exhibits Leadership capability as below:
   ・ Drives Accountability - focuses on delivery/results; holds self accountable: Stretches and challenges self to meet or exceed high standards of behaviour and outcomes in line with AZ Values.
   ・ Works Collaboratively - seeks diverse views: shares and seeks out diverse views, incorporating them where appropriate in order to develop better proposals and creative solutions for the business
• Demonstrate superior site monitoring and management skills at the site level covering more sites with multiple protocols compared to CRAs. 
• Examine issue signals and resolve them with appropriate resolution and timing. 
• Effective problem and conflict resolution skills especially for CRA/Site related issues. Collaborate with other function's experts, if needed.
• Ability to share best practice and lessons learnt actively to improve quality and productivity of the wider monitoring team.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal leadership skills
• Influencing-recognize the positive impact of own words, actions and personal presentation on others (ex. Study team, Other study teams, Clinical Operation). And also, be able to present/explain an appropriate behavior to influence others.
• The ability to build and manage effective relationship with CRO to keep monitoring quality.
• Consistently exhibits Leadership capability as below
   ・ Drives Accountability - focuses on delivery/results; holds others accountable: communicated clear expectations of behavior and outcomes as well as why these standards matter. Holds others to account for delivering them
   ・Works Collaboratively - encourages diverse views/thinking; creates environment in which diverse viewpoints are sought and encouraged, both within beyond the team including with external partners.
   ・Strategic Leadership – clarifies complexity: thinks more broadly than their role (e.g. externally) and uses this insight to challenge and adapt current approaches in one’s area in an effort to simplify complexity and/or ensure alignment
   ・Acts Decisively – Takes Calculated Risk: Makes effective decisions despite uncertainty and/or incomplete information to drive business outcomes. Communicates learly to ensure alignment and empowers others with decision-making authority as appropriate.

【キャリアレベル / Career Level】


【勤務地 / Work Location】

Osaka or Tokyo

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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