• Senior Clinical Research Associate, home based

    Job Location(s) DE-Munich | DE-Berlin | DE-Muenster, Westfalen
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    Clinical Research Associate
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  • Job Overview

    Thrive in a Collaborative Environment and Advance your Career

    Are you an organized person who can work independently and take ownership of your career? Would you like to gain on-the-job skills while helping advance life-changing medicines?

    If you are looking to enter a nurturing environment that provides a clear path to advancement, consider furthering your career as a Covance Clinical Research Associate (CRA). In this role, you will:

    • Support large, prominent pharmaceutical company with their clinical trials
    • Have opportunity to gain experience in monitoring oncology studies
    • Oversee site monitoring with remote and in-person visits
    • Work in a flexible environment with a close-knit team
    • Use time management and people skills to ensure complianceWorking both field and home-based, our CRAs form strong connections with a team that works together to achieve shared success.

    Why CRAs choose Covance

    As a CRA at Covance, you can expect to:

    • Build a long-term career path as you join a CRA team where people stay for an average of 6 to 10 years
    • Develop your skills through in-depth CRA training and mentoring, opening up new opportunities to further your career
    • Gain exposure to studies across early clinical development to late stage trials – and explore new opportunities across outside business units
    • Embrace our people-focused culture that helps you achieve a work/life balance and ensures your ability to focus on what's important to you
    • Work with top-notch people as you serve as a valuable partner to clinical sites

    What we’re looking for

    CRAs are the most successful at Covance with at least two years of clinical monitoring experience along with:

    • A university or college degree, or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing licensure)
    • Familiarity with following Standard Operating Procedures, ICH guidelines and GCP
    • Experience conducting pre-study, site initiation, routine monitoring and close out visits
    • Ability to negotiate study budgets with investigators and assist the Covance legal department with statements of agreements
    • Deep understanding of Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting
    • Therapeutic experience including but not limited to cardiovascular, diabetes, oncology, infectious disease, neuroscience, metabolism and vaccines
    • A valid driver’s license

    See what Covance CRAs have to say

    “I work very hard but have a good balance. My manager is very supportive and in tune to my professional development.”

    "I have really enjoyed working with my colleagues to accomplish project objectives and can see that what I do has an impact on the success of this company."

    "Clients want to work with us. I truly believe we have quality work and quality people.”


    The CRA opportunity

    Beyond the excellent compensation and comprehensive benefit package you'll receive as a Clinical Research Associate, joining Covance opens the door to many career opportunities. Learn more about what’s possible with a company who truly invests in you at


    Get to know Covance

    At Covance, we value your unique point of view and bold ideas to help bring innovative medicines to market and advance modern healthcare. Join our supportive team and see how our flexible work environment along with mentoring, training and career development can help you thrive personally and professionally.

    Together, let’s shape new possibilities for your career and improve the lives of patients around the world.

    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

    Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.





    Education / Qualifications

    • Bachelor Degree in Science or comparable 


    • Previous clinical research monitoring experience (including pre-study, initiation, routine monitoring and closeout visits)
    • Ability to monitor study sites independently according to protocol monitoring guidelines, SOPs, GCP and ICH Guidelines 
    • Have a full understanding of the Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs
    • Good analytical and negotiation skills 
    • Computer competency 
    • Fluent in local office language and in English, both written and verbal 


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