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IQVIA Contract, Sr. Clinical Research Associate, Surgical/Gastrointestinal (Central US Sites) - IQVIA Biotech in Kansas City, Missouri

Independent Contractor Opportunity for a Sr. Clinical Research Associate , with inpatient Surgical and /or Gastrointestinal experience to cover Central United States Sites.

#IQVIABiotech , a division of IQVIA, delivers flexible, tailored, clinical and commercial solutions designed for biotech and biopharma companies.


Contract - Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)


Participates in the preparation and execution of Phase I-IV clinical trials. Oversees the progress of clinical investigations by conducting site evaluation, initiation, and interim close out visits to sites. Monitors clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practices and procedures set forth by IQVIA Biotech and sponsors.


  • Strong knowledge of clinical research process, including working knowledge of all functional areas of clinical trials and medical terminology.

  • Four+ years of inpatient or post op- surgical studies; Gastrointestinal would be a plus.

  • Experience in monitoring and/or coordinating clinical trials required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to express complex ideas to study personnel at research and clinical institutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to form strong functional relationships.

  • Excellent, presentation, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff to coordinate/execute study activities.

  • Ability to handle several priorities within multiple, complex trials.

  • Ability to reason independently and recommend specific solutions in clinical settings.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and work within a matrix team environment.

  • Ability to mentor other CRAs and co-monitor, as required.

  • Knowledge of electronic data capture including basic data processing functions.

  • Knowledge of current GCP/ICH guidelines applicable to the conduct of clinical research.


  • BS/BA/BSc (or equivalent) in one of the life sciences or health care background (RPh, RN, etc) and a minimum of four (4) years of monitoring/site management experience is required; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Prior Clinical Research Organization (CRO) experience preferred.

  • Experience working on inpatient or post op- surgical studies; Gastrointestinal would be a plus.

  • Prior project team leadership experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of budget management preferred.

  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally approximately 65%-85%.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use of a laptop computer


  • Very limited physical effort required to perform normal job duties

  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time



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At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at jobs.iqvia.com .

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.

At IQVIA, we have a vision. Where every healthcare decision is based on evidence. Where data science and human science come together to improve global health. Where new and creative solutions aren’t just possible – they are expected.

Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us. It takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage to transform healthcare. The 56,000+ employees of the IQVIA family of companies, including Q2 Solutions, are reimagining a world without the consequences of disease. We are brave minds bringing powerful ideas to reality. At IQVIA, you can truly make an impact in an environment where you’re supported to succeed.