Exciting opportunities – LOOKING for a new challenge in YOUR career

Cancer Trials Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation that has the unique advantage of being made up of clinicians and scientists all invested in one goal – to find new and more effective ways to detect and treat cancer.

Working with us, you’ll be at the forefront of cancer research from the start of a concept right through to publication.

We are committed to the professional development of our staff. We offer exclusive training opportunities facilitated by our clinician members, our collaborative partners and our Scientific and Training meetings held 3 times per year.

We also understand the need for a healthy work-life balance and well-being. We offer our staff numerous incentives such as the bike-to-work scheme, the tax-saver leap card scheme and full kitchen facilities with the provision of snacks. We also have a generous holiday allowance and flexible working arrangements.


We have a vacancy for the following at the moment:

Senior Clinical Research Associate (SCRA) Part time

Home or office based

Key Requirements


  1. Biological/ life sciences, pharmacy, chemistry and/or medical or nursing background.
  2. Minimum of four years’ experience as a Clinical Research Associate or equivalent.
  3. Proven leadership both in delivering on project goals.


Main Function(s)


  • Maintain knowledge of ICH-GCP, applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), study protocols and study-specific procedures.
  • Co-ordination of clinical trial activities for assigned studies in line with ICH-GCP, applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines, SOPs, study protocols and study-specific procedures.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Act as primary point of contact for sponsors, vendors and investigational sites and escalate to the Clinical Project Manager as necessary
  • Support and occasionally lead the development/review of study related documents
  • Perform activities according to Cancer Trials Ireland and/or Sponsor SOPs (if applicable).
  • Perform site selection visits; study initiations; monitoring and close out visits according to the study monitoring plan.
  • Prepare reports of site selection, initiation, monitoring and close-out visits and follow-up on outstanding issues according to the timelines specified.
  • Collect and maintain essential documents as required by ICH-GCP, Cancer Trials Ireland and/or Sponsor SOPs.
  • Assist with preparation of Regulatory Authority and Ethics Committee submissions if required.
  • Monitoring and reconciliation of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs).
  • Tracking of clinical trial activities.
  • Identification and communication of scientific misconduct.
  • Assist with training, mentoring and development of new and junior CRAs.

You will also be given the opportunity to mentor junior members of staff, participate in the organisation and running of the CRA forum and potentially become a coordinator for one of our disease specific sub-groups.


Send your resume to Ide Fagan, HR Business Partner, Ide.Fagan@cancertrials.ie