Sage Therapeutics

  • In-House Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/14/2018 1:59 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    General Scope and Summary

    Sage Therapeutics is searching for a resourceful, confident, professional with on-site monitoring experience for an important role as an In-House CRA working on several fast-moving studies for one of our lead programs in the CNS space.  The In-house CRA will provide support to study management tasks in collaboration with the Study Manager and/or Senior Managers, with an emphasis on leading monitoring oversight activities for our clinical CROs.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Study Manager in training CRO CRAs and creating the CRA training material
    • Attend co-monitoring visits as required per the Sponsor Oversight Plan and/or Monitoring Plan, or as needed
    • Review Monitoring Visit Reports from the CRO
    • Monitor studies (PSV, SIV, IMV, COV) as needed
    • Escalate monitoring trends or findings to the Study Manager
    • Track metrics related to Sponsor Oversight and the Monitoring Plan
    • Provide overall tactical support for the study
    • Provide administrative support, as needed, for one or more studies
    • Identify and resolve project administration issues
    • Lead or assist with TMF processes: set-up, training, QC, management
    • Collaborate with CRO counterpart
    • Provide study support and systems management
    • Review ICFs
    • Proactively identify and solve study-related issues
    • Track clinical supply shipments and manage shipment logistics
    • Participate in IM planning and conduct
    • Coordinate vendor face to face meetings
    • Provide documentation for CSR appendices
    • Provide monthly site activation updates to Regulatory for routine IND submission updates
    • Track/manage translations of recruitment materials and questionnaires
    • Obtain questionnaire/scale licenses with support from Study Manager and HEOR


    Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

    • BS/BA degree or equivalent and 2+ years experience in clinical development and operations with 3+ years strongly preferred
    • On-site monitoring experience conducting SIVs, IMVs, and COVs required.
    • Co-monitoring experience required
    • This role will require some travel – ranging from 10% - 50% during peak study activity
    • Strong communication and interpersonal/team skills
    • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of MS project preferred.
    • Established ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues, and effectively manage timelines.
    • Strong initiative and a can-do attitude, excellent organizational skills, proven effectiveness in a quick-changing, fast-paced environment, excellent people skills, and a proven record as a team player.
    • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.
    • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.


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