Clinical Research Associate in Clinical Trials

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Clinical Research Associate (at the rank/grade of Technical Officer/Research Assistant I/II)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 517404
Work type: Full-time
Department: Clinical Trials Centre (21180)

Categories: Research Support Staff, Executive / Technical / Support
Hong Kong

Clinical Research Associate (at the rank/grade of Technical Officer/Research Assistant I/II) in the Clinical Trials Centre (Ref: 517404) (to commence as soon as possible for one or two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

The Clinical Trials Centre (HKU-CTC) is a leading clinical trials management platform established under the LKS Faculty of Medicine and dedicated to managing and facilitating international-standard clinical trials on new drugs, medical devices and medical technologies. HKU-CTC offers long-term development opportunities to passionate talents who are devoted to a career in the clinical trial profession.

Clinical studies are highly sophisticated, multi-disciplinary projects that require good planning, close monitoring and synchronization of research team members and activities. HKU-CTC’s Project Operations Unit (POU) is a professional unit dedicated to facilitating clinical study planning, performance and completion in compliance with international standards and in an efficient and high quality manner.  POU is undergoing rapid development and is seeking talents with various expertise and on different levels.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Biological, Medical or Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing or related disciplines. Relevant experience is not necessary as comprehensive on-job training will be provided, though some experience in clinical trial operations and basic knowledge in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) are added advantages.  Applicants should have good coordination and problem-solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, and commitment to quality and compliance.  They should also be detail-minded, able to handle multiple concurrent tasks, and self-motivated.  A good command of written and spoken English and Chinese is a must.  Proficiency in Putonghua is a plus.

The appointee will act as the key contact person among clinical study centres, sponsoring companies, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to facilitate the planning, initiation and monitoring of clinical studies throughout their project life cycles, including: (i) assessing the feasibility of clinical studies; (ii) supporting study planning, preparation and initiation (e.g. setting study time plans/milestones, obtaining ethics and regulatory approvals, importing study products, communicating on central laboratory and logistic arrangements, and organizing study initiation meetings); (iii) monitoring the progress and quality of study activities (both on-site at study centres and off-site via online electronic systems), overseeing study centres’ compliance with study protocols, GCP and other research ethics and regulatory requirements, and writing monitoring reports; (iv) assisting in the proper closure of clinical studies; and (v) facilitating study audits and inspections as needed; and perform other duties as assigned. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 516739) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Appointment on two-year fixed term will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University's career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start from November 30, 2022 and continue until December 15, 2022 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Nov 16, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Dec 15, 2022 (HK Time)

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