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Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
Job#: 181287
Positions: 1
Posted: 04/02/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Northborough, MA
Department: Clinical
Salary: Salary + Bonus (Commensurate w/ Experience)
Benefits: Full, Comprehensive Benefits
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Job Description

If you want diversity and career growth, you need to get out of the pigeonhole and think about all the things you could do your first year with BBA!

Our new Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is expected to grow with our Massachusetts-based Clinical Research organization.  Start making a difference knowing that your work will support medical device research to improve the lives of patients at our Massachusetts-based clinical research organization. Year one looks a bit like this:

  • Support the Clinical Lead on executing an exciting clinical trial from the ground up for an innovative product. Have the opportunity to work on multiple trials in multiple therapeutic areas and help oversee the monitoring activities of outside contractors.
  • Be the face of BBA while you travel the Northeast region of the US to qualify, set up and monitor study sites. You would be responsible for 3-6 sites depending on the complexity of the study so you should love to travel and beat the pavement.
  • Demonstrate great organization and communication skills as you ensure each center has the trial materials, training and check that the investigator knows exactly what has to be done. Make sure that each site is meeting goals of enrolling patients in the sponsor’s trials and adhering to GCPs.
  • You’ll need to show off some writing skills to report on the progress of each site and make sure all the work that goes out is of the highest quality. Recommend internal audits to ensure data integrity.

Does year one sound cool? It also comes with things like a well-established company, competitive compensation, fabulous benefits, coworkers with a boatload of expertise to share, and a fun environment.


If you can accomplish the above with minimal supervision, you've got what it takes. Realistically though, you need at least a bachelors degree in the life sciences or nursing and great interpersonal skills to gain credibility with clients, sites, physicians and regulatory bodies. You also need to know ICH GCP regulations and be familiar with clinical protocols (especially medical device). You should have at least 2 years of monitoring experience under your belt. You will also need a working understanding of the therapeutic area of the trial, in this case Cardiovascular.

A fabulous ability to communicate and keep everyone up to date on what is going on across multiple departments and with doctors and clients will be critical. You will be working with patient information, so unquestionable integrity and ethics and a very detail-minded skill set is also a necessity. The job requires a lot of self-motivation and the ability to assimilate information quickly. A professional attitude is essential! The people aspects of this job mean you will need to show an outgoing, confident and friendly personality.Oh, and don’t forget a good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and the ability to quickly learn new applications.

We’ve got a great reputation for integrity, quality and out-of-the box thinking in the marketplace and we expect the same from our team. Interested in learning more about your career with BBA? Send us some information about your background!

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