Clinical Research Associates (CRA) - Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France)

For our clients in Switzerland, France, Germany and other European countries, we are continuously looking for Clinical research associates, junior as well as senior profiles.  

  • Are you fluent in English, or English and French?
  • Do you have a scientific background, and industry experience in clinical research? 
  • Are you flexible, open to work on temporary projects? 

Don’t hesitate and send us your cv. We are happy to take the time to get to know you. 

Job Description 

The Clinical Research Professional is responsible for site and/or project management related to clinical trials and core laboratory activities, ensuring that milestones, timelines, budgets and quality of such trials or projects, as outlined by the applicable study protocols or manuals, monitoring plans, SOPs, and applicable regulations and policies are met.

  • Oversees and coordinates progress of clinical study and core laboratory projects at the participating centers and/or clients. 
  • Ensures that the rights and well-being of subjects are protected, that the reported study data are accurate, complete, and verifiable from source documents, and that the study is conducted in accordance with protocol, standard operating procedures, ISO/GCP and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Provides support in start-up, enrollment, follow up and closure of clinical trial and core laboratory activities.
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.
  • Establishes and cultivates a wide range of business relationships to facilitate completion of assignments.
  • May interact with vendors.
  • Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.
  • May lead projects within the function or department and/or represents a specialized field in larger project teams. Influences middle management on business solutions.
  • Represents the organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects.
  • Interacts with senior internal management and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Uses discretion, diplomacy and tact to resolve difficult situations. May escalate serious issues to management.
  • Participates in the development and coaching of less experienced staff.
  • Master degree in biological or (para-) medical sciences
  • First hands-on experience in clinical operations, preferably as CRA
  • Strong experience using Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player towards the study teams
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely and well-reasoned decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and persuasively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and adapt to shifting priorities and competing demands
  • Ability to maintain composure in difficult circumstances
  • Feels challenged by creating metrics to measure performance
  • Sensitive to cultural differences
  • Fluency in English, or English and French, knowledge of another European language is an asset
Contact Information 

French contact person within Valesta:
Ariane d'Ansembourg
+32 10 68 53 30

English contact person within Valesta:​
Nele Daems
+32 15 21 11 04



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