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Job Description

Requisition ID 47651BR
Title Regional Clinical Research Associate - Columbus, OH
Job Category Clinical Trial Management
Job Description PURPOSE:
Responsible for performing study activities regarding the implementation, monitoring and summarization of clinical trials to ensure patient safety and adherence to protocols, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH Guidelines, federal regulations and SOPs. Close collaboration with other members within Clinical Trial Management (CTM) and with various representatives within Clinical Development, Medical & Regulatory Affairs (CMR).

Reports to a Manager/Senior Manager/Associate Director of Field Management (FM) within CTM. Accountable for actively participating in multiple internal cross-functional teams locally to ensure the effective delivery of assigned project milestones. External relationships are with clinical investigators, and other clinical research vendors as needed to support business objectives for the department and/or function.


* Ensure compliance with the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk® policies, procedures and fundamentals.
* May participate in continuous improvement processes for function.
* Act as primary liaison for assigned study sites while on-site to convey project information, answer questions and in accordance with the CTM escalation pathway to the Lead CRA resolve site related issues
* Assists the project team in preparation for audits/inspections and is responsible for the quality and completeness of site related performance and documentation. Prepares, collaborates and implements Corrective Action Plans (CAP) with investigative sites with oversight from Lead CRA
* Attains thorough understanding of study management tasks and responsibilities necessary to implement compliance with protocol/regulatory requirements and NNI SOPs
* Attends Investigator Meetings and study-specific training for assigned trials
* Attends site audits according to the CTM Audit Management Plan and executes audit action plans with support from Lead CRA/PM as appropriate
* Collaborates with the Lead CRA(s) to obtain/share trial specifics issues across all study sites concentrating on areas related to quality, site performance and metrics. Responsible for communicating issues in accordance with the CTM escalation pathway to the Lead CRA(s) and CRAs as appropriate
* Completes follow up letters from all visit types according to SOPs and completes reports to quality standards within company specified timelines
* Completes Site Selection, Site Initiation, Routine Monitoring and Close-out Visits according to SOPs and completes reports to quality standards within company specified timelines
* Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with clinical investigative sites. Accountable for data integrity, patient safety and regulatory compliance for all assigned sites
* Monitors recruitment and data quality while on site and remotely through EDC systems/communication with sites
* Performs on-site drug accountability and reconciliation. Verifies drug storage meets protocol and SOP requirements
* Responsible for maintaining current Investigator Trial File (ITF) in accordance with NNI SOPs
* Performs ongoing reviews of ITF to assure quality of the documentation files and compliance with NNI SOPs, GCP and ICH Guidelines while on site
* Responsible for assuring adequate and appropriate dissemination of information according to the study specific communication plan between project team members to ensure project success in accordance with the CTM Communication Pathway or Project Specific Communication Plan
* Understanding of assigned protocol (s) and trial specific manuals/plans to ensure quality and deliverables are met across assigned sites.
* May provide active mentorship of CTM staff to build talent across the department
* May support in the identification of training gaps, may support the development of training materials to meet that gap and then provision of training as required to improve core competency and skill set of the department
* May support the maintenance of guidelines, training programs, policies and procedures
* Accountable for the compliance and quality of CATS reporting
* Active membership to local project teams. - Participates in cross-functional teams, locally, to assure timely attainment of project milestones
* Responsible to conduct oneself in accordance with expectations as a project team member to ensure the success of a matrix management structure
* Responsible to ensure that the mandatory trial entries are made in IMPACT, NovoDOCs, iSITE, EDC administration, IVRS and updates, and ensure CSIM entries and updates are made
* Responsible for maintaining focus, locally, for specific project activities within CMR priorities
* Attend relevant symposia, conferences and scientific meetings, as necessary
* Provide support of training needs across CTM and may support the creation, development and potentially provide training support to meet those needs
* This includes any lessons learned sharing across the project team members and/or CTM
* Approximately 70% overnight travel to visit assigned sites for monitoring and attending trainings/meetings
* Must live within 50 miles of the regional workload center within assigned region.
* A Bachelors' degree is required, preferably in a science-related discipline
* A minimum of 4 years of clinical trial experience within the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare setting is required, of which at least 2 years has been in the role of an on-site monitoring CRA, OR a Registered Nurse (RN) with a minimum of 5 years of on-site monitoring experience
* Must have the ability to demonstrate core understanding of medical terminology and clinical trial activities in relation to execution of a clinical development plan
* Knowledge of GCP as relates to clinical trial management is required
* Must have demonstrated computer skills (MS Office, MS Project, PowerPoint)

Position Location US - Field Based - Across US
City Columbus, OH
State/Provinces US - OH

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That's why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It's all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle - helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you'll feel a difference right from the start. It's a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

Novo Nordisk is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Novo Nordisk will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call the U.S. Toll Free number at 1-855-411-5290 or click on the following link to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/novoaccommodation. Please note we do not accept applications for employment or employment related solicitations through this site. If you are requesting special assistance, please specify your request by selecting "Yes" in Question 2 on the site. We will not be able to respond to requests unless you specify the need for special assistance or an accommodation in Question 2. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk A/S is a Denmark-based healthcare company. The Company provides diabetes care and is engaged in haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The Company manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services to patients, the medical profession and society. The Company is organized in two segments: diabetes care and biopharmaceuticals. Diabetes care includes discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products within the areas of insulin, glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and related delivery systems, as well as oral antidiabetic products (OAD). Biopharmaceuticals includes discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products within the therapy areas haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, hormone replacement therapy, inflammation therapy and other therapy areas.

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