Kelly Services Senior Clinical Study Associate (Sr Clinical Trial Assistant) in South San Francisco, California

Kelly Scientific Resources is a specialty service of Kelly Services®. As the world's largest provider of HR solutions to the scientific community, Kelly Scientific Resources is focused exclusively on placing skilled scientific professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and full-time science jobs across a full spectrum of related industries and disciplines. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of therapeutics that change the lives of those affected with disease. We have an exciting full time opportunity in So San Francisco for a Sr Clinical Study Associate to join a leading biotherapeutics client.

Senior Clinical Study Associate (Sr Clinical Trial Assistant)

Objective of Position

The Senior Clinical Study Associate (Sr. CSA) will support the study management team (SMT) in multiple areas. Acts as a central contact for clinical operations for designated project communications, correspondence and associated documentation. Performs administrative tasks to support team members with clinical trial execution as needed.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Assists study team with clinical study(ies) administration tasks and sites for adherence to protocol, GCP and company SOPs

  • Tracks timely enrollment against plan

  • Ensures quality of data generated from clinical sites and assists in resolving patient eligibility and protocol deviation issues

  • Tracks the progress of assigned clinical trials, such as study subject tracking, essential document tracking and sample tracking

  • Assists in the development of the structure of TMF and filing system and is responsible for filing and maintaining up-to-date study documents

  • Assists in the design, format and content of CRFs, study guides and subject instructions

  • Prepares, packages, and sends documents and materials to clinical trial sites and vendors as needed

  • Tracks and coordinates CRO and third-party vendor activities

  • Receives and reviews all regulatory documents from sites for accuracy and compliance to company SOPs and federal guidelines, tracks all information for reference and maintains documentation as required

  • Ensures that regulatory documents are updated in a timely and appropriate manner

  • Assists with the development of site tools and clinical trial start-up activities

  • Assists with guidance from study lead, clinical trial insurance to support study start-up

  • Coordinates Contracts Approval Process, including obtaining appropriate approvals and signatures for all clinical agreements in accordance with corporate policies to ensure compliance and standardization of process

  • Prepares, requests, and tracks Purchase Orders, invoices for contracted services across the clinical study(ies)

  • Reviews subject visit schedules, site budgets and clinical database to approve site payments

  • Confirms the accuracy of administrative data

  • Provides general support to the Clinical Operations team on other clinical trial-related duties and tasks, as required

  • Assists with the organization, management and conduct of internal team meetings, investigator meetings and other trial-specific meetings

  • Maintains knowledge through familiarity with clinical and scientific literature and participation in professional activities

  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures

  • May be required to buddy / mentor a colleague


  • Basic knowledge of clinical trial operations, ICH and GCP Guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements

  • Possesses excellent verbal, written, interpersonal skills

  • Possesses good organization and planning skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

Education/ Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline preferred

  • 2+years’ experience within the Pharmaceutical / CRO industry or equivalent site experience preferred

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

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