Clinical Research Associate

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research - Cro Activities
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at


Job Summary:

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) position, is an office based position located at Barrow Neurological Institute, on the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Campus. This position will report directly to the BNI Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Program Manager. The CRA position will independently be responsible for clinical monitoring activities and overall project administration to oversee the progress of multi-center, investigator initiated, or industry sponsored clinical studies throughout the United States and Canada. 
The CRA will travel to assigned clinical research sties to conduct approx. 25-30 clinical trial monitoring visits each year, and will also complete remote/centralized monitoring visits to ensure clinical studies are conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), International Conference on Harmonization- Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines, and all applicable regulatory requirements.
The CRA will be responsible for the timely reporting of all monitoring visit findings, and is expected to complete comprehensive monitoring reports and associated deliverables to provide back to the Sponsor and the clinical sites. Additionally, the CRA role will oversee clinical site training activities and, conduct remote webinar and onsite protocol trainings for Physician Site Investigators, Clinical Research Coordinators, Research Nurses, and other delegated healthcare study personnel.
The CRA will be responsible for managing all monitoring visit travel arrangements and travel expense reporting activities in accordance with Dignity Health’s travel purchasing policy. The CRA role will actively participate in departmental quality control and program development activities as directed by the BNI CRO Program Manager

Located in Phoenix, AZ, this position is critical to the success of St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health.


Minimum Requirements:


Previous clinical trials monitoring experience preferred. Experience with research particularly with clinical research protocols. Knowledge of GCP, ICH and FDA regulations. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively. Communicate information and processes to a variety of audiences. Proven attention to detail with critical thinking, problem solving and customer service skills. Computer skills, including the Microsoft Office products. Ability to travel frequently on domestic and extended trips (up to 60% of the time), and perform a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by management. Proven attention to detail, excellent problem solving and customer service skills, and ability to multi-task. CCRC, CCRA certification preferred


Preferred: CCRC, CCRA certification.


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