Clinical Research Associate

<p class=""p1"">Here at Glaukos, we recognize the deep significance and profound meaning that comes from knowing that we can make a meaningful difference by helping improve the eyesight of people worldwide. Because we&rsquo;re a rapidly growing company with a dynamic, fast-paced culture, employees here are empowered with more diverse and enriching challenges than might not be possible at a larger company.</p>

Seattle, WA

Glaukos

<h4>Founded in 1998, Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies for the treatment of glaucoma, corneal disorders, and retinal diseases.</h4> <h4>Our company was the first company to bring to market Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), the micro-invasive procedure which revolutionized the treatment and management of glaucoma. In 2012, we launched our first MIGS device&mdash;the iStent&reg;&mdash;in the United States, followed by our next-generation iStent&nbsp;inject&reg;&nbsp;device in September 2018 and iStent&nbsp;inject&reg;&nbsp;W in September 2020.</h4> <h4>In November 2019, Glaukos acquired Avedro, maker of the first and only FDA-approved cross-linking technology for progressive keratoconus. And we continue to seek to leverage our platform technologies to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale surgical and pharmaceutical therapies for glaucoma, corneal health, and retinal diseases.</h4> https://www.glaukos.com/

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Full time

Overview: Responsible for assessing the study capabilities of potential study sites, training, on-site monitoring, closure, and management of sites participating in clinical research studies sponsored by Glaukos. The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is responsible for maintaining data integrity and monitoring study conduct in accordance with regulations and the study protocol at the site level.
Responsibilities: <p><strong><u>CLINICAL SITE MONITORING</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Travel to investigative sites to conduct site qualification, initiation, interim monitoring, and close-out visits</li> <li>Assist with selection of potential investigators</li> <li>Conduct initial and ongoing site training throughout the course of the study</li> <li>Verify informed consent process is properly followed</li> <li>Evaluate investigator compliance with the study protocol and applicable regulations</li> <li>Verify sites are collecting all required source data per protocol, accurately completing Case Report Forms, and resolving all data queries</li> <li>Review the regulatory binder and essential documents at the site and verify all documents are appropriately filed</li> <li>Verify and reconcile site&rsquo;s essential documents against the trial master file as required</li> <li>Oversee and conduct monitoring activities, including remote monitoring when applicable</li> <li>Verify investigational product is properly stored, dispensed, returned, and that accountability of the product and masking requirements are maintained throughout the study</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>CLINICAL SITE MANAGEMENT</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Lead/manage assigned sites through regular contact with investigators and site staff to monitor progress, answer questions, and provide guidance during the course of the clinical study</li> <li>Critically review and analyze site activities through frequent visits and contacts to monitor study sites and performance</li> <li>Build relationships with the Investigators and site staff to enhance productivity, as well as collaborate with study management on protocol discrepancies, improving efficiency, and monitoring data integrity</li> <li>Manage the progress of assigned studies by tracking subject enrollment, data collection, CRF completion, source data verification, data query generation and resolution, and investigational product accountability</li> <li>Monitor subject safety and address protocol deviations, data quality issues, drug accountability, and identify process improvements for assigned sites.</li> <li>Create and maintain appropriate documentation (e.g., visit reports/letters) regarding site management, monitoring visit findings, and action plans</li> <li>Ensure audit and inspection readiness of assigned sites</li> <li>Advise on pre-audit activities for GCP requirements</li> <li>Be familiar with assigned study timelines and communicate potential issues to study management&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Works independently under direct supervision from Manager or Mentor&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>0 to 2 years work experience as a regional CRA; 3 years direct clinical research experience or ophthalmology clinic experience</li> <li>Bachelor's degree in biological science, health science, nursing, health related area, or equivalent clinical experience required</li> <li>Experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry is preferred, and ophthalmology experience is strongly preferred for all levels of a CRA</li> <li>Knowledge and understanding of Good Clinical Practices (ICH E6 R2)</li> <li>Knowledge and understanding of FDA&rsquo;s Code of Federal Regulations applicable to conducting clinical research studies&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Must have proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office</li> <li>Must be willing and able to travel approximately 70%, including overnight, domestic and international</li> <li>Must have Self-directed behavior</li> </ul>