Covance Clinical Research Associate II, Brussels in Brussels, Belgium

Job Overview

We are currently looking for talented Clinical Research Associates to join our team in Brussels. You would be working within our Flexible Solutions department dedicated to one sponsor/client.


  • Responsible for all aspects of study site monitoring including routine monitoring and close-out of clinical sites, maintenance of study files, conduct of pre-study and initiation visits; liaise with vendors; and other duties, as assigned

  • Responsible for all aspects of site management as prescribed in the project plans

  • General On-Site Monitoring Responsibilities

  • Ensure the study staff who will conduct the protocol have received the proper materials and instructions to safely enter patients into the study

  • Ensure the protection of study patients by verifying that informed consent procedures and protocol requirements are adhered to according to the applicable regulatory requirements

  • Ensure the integrity of the data submitted on Case Report Forms (CRFs) or other data collection tools by careful source document Monitor data for missing or implausible data

  • Ensure the resources of the Sponsor and Covance are spent wisely by performing the required monitoring tasks in an efficient manner, according to SOPs and established guidelines, including managing travel expenses in an economical fashion according to Covance travel policy

  • Travel, including air travel, is required and is an essential function

  • Prepare accurate and timely trip reports

  • Responsible for all aspects of registry management as prescribed in the project plans

  • Undertake feasibility work when requested

  • Recruitment of potential investigators, preparation of EC submissions, notifications to regulatory authorities, translation of study-related documentation, organization of meetings and other tasks as instructed by supervisor

  • Negotiate study budgets with potential investigators and assist the Covance legal department with statements of agreements as assigned

  • Complete Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs

  • Independently perform CRF review; query generation and resolution against established data review guidelines on Covance or client data management systems as assigned by management

  • Assist with training, of new employees, g. co-monitoring

  • Coordinate designated clinical projects as a Local Project Coordinator (with supervision, if applicable), and may act as a local client contact as assigned

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Education / Qualifications

University or college degree, or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing licensure)


  • Ability to monitor study sites independently according to protocol monitoring guidelines, SOPs, GCP and ICH Guidelines

  • Excellent understanding of Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting

  • Ability to resolve project-related problems and prioritize workload for self and team

  • You have previous clinical research monitoring Experience (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits).

Job Number 2018-18209

Job Category Clinical Research Associate

Position Type Full-Time

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