Glaxo Smithkline Nigeria: Clinical Research Associate Job

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31 Aug, 2010

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Healthcare Jobs in Nigeria

GlaxoSmithKline plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products, over the counter (OTC) medicines, and health related consumer products. It also markets approximately 25 vaccines to prevent life-threatening or crippling illnesses, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, typhoid, influenza, and bacterial meningitis. Glaxo Smithkline Nigeria recruits Clinical Research Associate

Position: Clinical Research Associate

Job Description:
Reporting to the Bio Clinical Operations Manager and Head of Medical, the role has the responsibility to:
Liaison with Medical Adviser(s) Director and Clinical Operation team to identify suitable investigators for clinical trials
Assess investigator’s staff and facilities(working areas, lab, temperature controlled storage)
Apply a high standard of monitoring, source document verification and compliance with SOP’s ICH GCP and study protocol to ensure high quality data which is acceptable for regulatory submissions
Coordinate all clinical research activities on site as the reference person for the sponsor.
Ensure that all serious Adverse Events are reviewed & reported in compliance with SOP’s ICH GCP and local regulatory requirements

Track&achieve project milestones and timeless
Assist the Medical Adviser/Clinical Operations Manager to draw up a mutually acceptable and accurate financial/study agreement to ensure optimum management of local trial budgets
Take an active role in process development and implementation, in sharing best practices, especially in a regional champion’s role
Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships and communication with investigators and GSK staff
Ensure proper management/storage/availability of clinical trial supplies, vaccines and biological samples at site.
Ensure site staff is appropriately trained according to ICH-GCP/SOP,SOP’s and liaison with the Regional Training Manager Co-ordinate with investigators and Medical Director/Central GSM the preparation for internal and external Audits Answer questions, proposes specific actions and ensure their implementation in his/her activity area

The ideal candidate must have a very good Health Science Degree from a reputable University with a minimum of 3years post NYSC. Post graduate qualification(s) are an added advantage H/She must possess a minimum of 3years Clinical Research, preferably in trial monitoring. A scientific or paramedical background, fluency in English and a working knowledge of French will be valuable in this role.
The candidate must possess:
Strong leadership skills
communication/negotiation skills
flexibility and initiative
planning and organizing skills
judgement skills
IT literacy

Method of Application:
Interested candidates should forward up-to-date resumes in WORD FORMAT(*.doc) or (*.docx) to [email protected], indicating the advertised role as the subject matter. Please note that only electronic applications in the prescribed format will be considered.
Glaxo Smithkline assure a great working experience in a stimulating and challenging environment.

Closing Date: 8 September 2010

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