Clinical Research Associate

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Sydney, New South Wales, AU






Are you a data-driven team player interested in spearheading clinical trial site management activities? Does dealing with people from different backgrounds excite you? Are you a highly adaptable and organized individual who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment? If yes, then you are the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) we are looking for! Join us and be part of a patient-centric global pharmaceutical company whose aim is to change patients’ lives. Apply now.




About the Department


Novo Nordisk has a strong reputation and relationships with trial sites in Australia, supported by a global philosophy and tradition centred on research and clinical trials in all our therapy areas.


As a CRA, you will be part of the growing Clinical Operations team that is leading end-to-end site management activities for clinical trials and maintaining Novo Nordisk’s strong reputation and relationships with trial sites in Australia.




The Position


In this role, you will assume full site management and monitoring cycle accountability from clinical trial site selection to closeout and will be working closely with internal and external partners to ensure that trial milestones and deliverables are met. You will play a key role in managing multiple sites in different therapeutic areas, driving site start-up, patient recruitment, risk management and monitoring activities in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines.


This role can be in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. You will report directly to the Clinical Research Manager based in Australia in a full-time permanent position.


Key tasks include, but not limited to:


  • Prepare, organise, conduct and follow-up on all types of monitoring visits as per relevant trial plan.
  • Motivate and train site staff on all aspects of the trial to ensure obligations with regards to study timelines and deliverables.
  • Establish and execute patient recruitment strategies, including implementation of mitigation actions.
  • Manage site engagement and customer relationships, and travel within local and interstate site locations.
  • Adhere to ICH-GCP and any other regulatory guidelines and requirements including adverse events and serious adverse event reporting, comply with mandatory SOPs as agreed for the study, complete all reports accurately and within the predetermined timelines, and accomplish ethics submission in a timely manner.






  • You have completed a tertiary education in related science or health care discipline.
  • You have at least 2 years of experience in clinical trial monitoring within a Clinical Research Organization or pharmaceutical company, and have excellent working knowledge of ICH-GCP, ethical and regulatory requirements.
  • Familiar with computer systems particularly MS and electronic data capture and CTM systems, and you are willing and able to travel within Australia.
  • You must have an excellent Verbal and written skills
  • Must be Australian citizen or have full working rights. (no temporary visa) for the role does not offer sponsorship at this time.




Working at Novo Nordisk


We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.






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We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.