Clinical Research Associate

Pailin Group Executive Search

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis.

These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides clinical trials management and regulatory support to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Surgical Oncology section of the Thoracic & Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch (TGIB).


Opens and closes studies
Provides clinical site management
Manages the relationship between CRO’s and field CRAs
Assists with design, planning and implementation of clinical trials
Manages and coordinates project activities associated with the monitoring functions of clinical studies
Ensures appropriate reporting of Adverse and Serious Adverse Events
Designs/produces patient Case Report Forms and manages the completion/collection of CRFs
Monitors clinical trials, tracks patient information, randomization and drug dispensing and accountability
Interacts with internal and external staff to facilitate project timelines
Oversees CRO activities, such as Investigator meetings, study initiation, ongoing monitoring, and close-out visits
Assists in preparation/production of documents for FDA submission, as well as annual protocol reports and manuscripts
Handles clinical research specimens (blood, urine, serum, etc.) to ensure samples are delivered to the appropriate facility for testing
This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a field related to biomedical research, clinical trials, health (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
In addition to education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in biomedical research, including a minimum of four (4) year directly related to overseeing multiple concurrent projects that comprise diverse functions of clinical research implementation processes and conduct.

Must be proficient in all functions of clinical research implementation processes and conduct
Ability to work in a clinical research setting both independently and within a team to coordinate, negotiate, and facilitate data and ensure documents are succinct
Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for facilitating clinical human subjects research (including Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS] regulations)
Familiarity with protocol and informed consent documents and approvals needed to initiate a study.

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects while establishing timelines, tracking milestones, and dealing with shifting priorities
Ability to submit quality products under tight deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Oncology experience
Knowledge of International Conference on Harmonization/Good Clinical Practices and DHHS regulations
Experience with the development of protocols including formatting and preparation, ICFs, and study monitoring plans
Knowledge of clinical trial design

The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. An equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Well qualified research professionals please forward CV/resume, cover letter, compensation requirements and interview availability in complete confidence to the Pailin Group Professional Search Consultants - Debra Hartmann