FirstWave offers great opportunities for clinical trial assistants (CTAs). We offer increased income potential, outstanding career progression and exposure to cutting-edge technology with projects in the Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries.
A career at FirstWave provides many opportunities for Clinical Trial Assistants:
- On-the-job training for starters including ICH GCP training
- Strong therapeutic and project-specific training
- Strong support network from clinical management
- Regular performance reviews and career progress discussions with clear pathways to meet career goals
- Opportunities to advance within the CRA sector
Responsibilities of the Clinical Trial Assistant may include:
- As a Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) you are part of a clinical trial team and responsible for the administrative support during the start-up, execution and closing of clinical studies. You have a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. As a key person you are essential for a smooth flow of the clinical trial process.
- Assist Clinical Project Manager (CPM) and Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) with accurately updating and maintaining clinical systems that track site compliance and performance within project timelines.
- Assist the clinical team in the preparation, handling, distribution, filing, and archiving of clinical documentation and reports according to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Assist with periodic review of study files for accuracy and completeness.
- Assist CPMs with preparation, handling and distribution of Clinical Trial Supplies and maintenance of tracking information.
- Act as a central contact for the clinical team for designated project communications, correspondence and associated documentation.
- Assist in submissions of the study to CA and ERB/EC.
- You are responsible for administrative support towards the study site team.
- Organize and review translations of study documents.
- Coordinate and follow up site payments.
- Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Trilingual (English, French, Dutch) – speaking and writing
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Team player
- Effective time management and organizational skills
- Attention to detail and accuracy in work
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
- Career opportunities towards CRA possible
Qualified candidates possess a bachelor's or a Masters’ degree in life sciences. A minimum of two years of experience in a clinical trial environment is required. Individuals with at least two years of experience in a health sciences field with formal training in medical terminology and anatomy will be considered. Travel can range from 20-60% on a national level or dependent on the project up to 80% international travel.