Clinical Research Associate

Position Summary:

The Clinical Research Associate will support clinical research activities within research sites that are actively participating in Nuvaira clinical trials. Under the direction of the Clinical Study Manager(s), the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) will assist with study and site start-up activities by working directly with assigned clinical sites and assist with overall study execution.  The CRA may also assist with data management, vendor management and site monitoring as needed.


  • Act as the primary point of contact with assigned clinical study sites during start-up activities;
  • Working with finance and legal experts, drive contract and budget negotiations (or amendments) with assigned sites;
  • Review site level documents needed for IRB/EC/REC approval;
  • Support study initiation, monitoring, audit and close out phases of assigned clinical trials as prescribed in the sponsor SOPs and study monitoring plan;
  • Ensure clinical study site documentation compliance according to GCPs, ICH and FDA regulations;
  • Provide relevant, timely study subject updates to the Clinical Study Manager(s) (e.g., upcoming treatment dates, subject withdrawals, etc.);
  • Facilitate timely and accurate communication flow between the clinical study sites, sponsor and applicable vendors;
  • Collaborate with clinical study site and sponsor to trouble shoot and provide appropriate solutions to study-related issues, as appropriate;
  • Assist in patient recruitment activities;
  • Assist with the development of study-related documents as requested;
  • Prepare accurate and timely study reports as requested;
  • Work independently and under general supervision.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in nursing, health sciences or related field;
  • Experience with clinical trial contract and budget negotiations
  • Finance experience preferred
  • Minimum of two years of CRA experience, with clinical site monitoring experience preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Good understanding of FDA regulations related to clinical trials; GCPs and ICH Guidance;
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Ability to travel with adequate prior notification approximately 25% during peak periods.

Physical Job Requirements:

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.  The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.


Nuvaira is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.