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APEX Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

The Accelerated Program of Education, Exposure, and Experience for CRAs (APEX CRA) provides foundational clinical research training including project and system experience. 

As they progress through the program, APEX CRAs perform billable project tasks to support the CRAs and Clinical Operations Leads (COLs) with a focus in three developmental areas: Project Support, Initiation CRA support, and Site Facing support. They are required to complete the ACRP Entry Level Knowledge Assessment and are enrolled in a 1-year membership to the ACRP.
APEX CRAs work closely with CRAs to gain exposure to and experience with the CRA role and its responsibilities across a period of three to six months. They get the opportunity to practically apply in-class concepts with day-to-day application by working with clinical systems including Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Electronic Data Capture, Safety Information Systems, and TMF platforms. Instructor-led trainings are supplemented with ongoing coaching and support of Line Managers and COLs. 
APEX CRAs accompany CRAs for observational and co-monitoring support on-site or during remote visits which combines learning for the APEX CRAs and workload aid for their CRA colleagues. Upon completion of the program, APEX CRAs are well-positioned to independently function within the CRA role and to immediately begin successful monitoring.
Job Qualifications :
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in life sciences/data sciences/pharmacy/nursing or other health related disciplines.
  • Less than 18 months experience in clinical research
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills within a matrixed team.
  • Experience working in a self-driven capacity, with a sense of urgency and limited oversight.
  • A client-focused approach to work and flexible attitude with respect to assignments/new learning.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks, evaluate a variety of unpredictable scenarios and achieve project timelines while being able to apply your understanding of study protocol(s).
  • An honest and ethical work approach to promote the development of life changing treatments for patients.
  • Strong computer skills with aptitude to learn new systems quickly.
Parexel is proud to be a leading Clinical Research Organization with colleagues across the globe. As a member of our team, you’ll get to know your coworkers on a personal level. Have a question? A clinical research leader, project team member, technology “super user” or collaborator are a phone call away. Our clinical research teams meet regularly to have discussions in an open environment, allowing our team members to share their expertise and promote learning within the team. Management supports and encourages career growth through consistent performance discussions and evaluations. Whether your interest is to progress into a more senior level CRA role, into line management, Quality, Project Leadership or a variety of other positions, Parexel prides itself on career opportunities for our employees.