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Senior Clinical Research Associate

Senior Clinical Research Associate

The senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is responsible for ensuring that investigational sites perform clinical studies according to the study protocol and in compliance with SOPs, applicable regulations and the principles of Good Clinical Practice. He or she acts as the main line of communication between the project manager and the investigator and will perform regular monitoring visits. Moreover, he or she will assist in identifying, selecting and initiating investigational sites.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Identifying and recruiting investigational sites
  • Performing selection visits
  • Assisting in the preparation of regulatory submission packages and obtaining approval from investigational sites
  • Performing initiation visits
  • Providing input on study related documents
  • Performing monitoring visits to verify that source data/documents and other trial records are accurate, complete, and maintained
  • Verifying patient eligibility and communicate document protocol violations and non-compliance
  • Verifying whether Serious Adverse Events are reported according to safety regulations
  • Checking drug accountability and handling at the investigational sites
  • Preparation and maintenance of all necessary study files and documentation
  • Helping that investigators achieve their patient recruitment targets
  • Liaising with the project manager to ensure he/she is kept informed
  • Preparation of monitoring visit reports
  • Ensuring a timely and accurate resolution of data management queries
  • Assisting in the performance of feasibility studies
  • Supporting site staff in preparation for trial site audits and inspections
  • Participation in the training of new Clinical Research staff
  • Performing co-monitoring visits
  • Contributing to other areas of SMS-oncology business as required

Qualifications and Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in medicine, health care, life sciences or related fields
  • In-depth knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and local regulations and processes
  • At least 2 years of monitoring/CRA experience
  • Experience with coordinating other CRAs or leading a team
  • Excellent organization and management skills
  • Understanding of the Dutch language
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Foreign language skills preferred
  • In possession of driving license
  • Interest in oncology
  • Good communication skills
  • Representative and outgoing
  • Administrative excellence
  • Self motivated and proactive

What can SMS-oncology offer you?

Our mission is to provide Direction to our clients during the entire drug development path from Drug to Data to Dossier (the so-called “4D” concept). Becoming an SMS-oncology employee allows you to actively contribute to bringing innovative cancer therapies to patients. As a fast-growing dynamic company, we offer exciting opportunities to further develop yourself. We invest in our employees, want them to be happy and secure in their jobs, and to become autonomous, flexible, oncology experts that deliver high-quality work.


If you have any questions or want to apply, please contact our recruitment department at +31 (0) 20 4350 580 or send an email to

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