Clinical Research Associate

94080, South San Francisco
Oct 12, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Clinical Resource Associate

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics Inc., a growing South San Francisco-based immuno-oncology company focused on novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy, is seeking a Clinical Research Associate (CRA).  The Clinical Research Associate will be a key member of the clinical team responsible for supporting the planning, successful implementation, and management of one or more clinical trial(s).   This is an in-house position and we are looking to hire a local candidate. The CRA will report to Pionyr’s Sr. Director, Clinical Operations and will work closely with our clinical operations and regulatory staff. 

Specific Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting in the development of study protocols, case report forms, clinical reports, site monitoring visits, and interfacing with site coordinators, field clinical staff, CROs and other company representatives.
  • Build effective relationships across all company functional areas that interact with Clinical Operations as well as with personnel at assigned clinical sites.
  • Ensure that documentation from investigators and investigational sites meets FDA/GCP/ICH requirements.   Responsible for clinical study document archiving according to regulatory and industry standards. 
  • Participate in the design of study manuals, document archiving structure, etc.
  • Participate in site start-up, interim and close-out activities, etc.
  • Review study records including case report forms, consent forms and other materials; may perform site visits to ensure regulatory and study requirements are being fulfilled.
  • Assist in tracking and managing shipments of biological specimens and study-related supplies.
  • Train and assist site coordinators, investigators, field clinical staff, CRO (as applicable) in collecting data in a timely manner that meets the protocol requirements and timelines/milestones; serve as a resource to site coordinators, investigators and other staff members regarding investigational products and protocols; monitor and track progress and obstacles and responding to day-to-day problems.
  • Ensure studies are carried out according to the study protocol, SOPs, and ICH/GCP regulations and study-specific manuals and procedures.
  • Assist in identification and hiring of appropriate CROs and third-party study vendors. Assist in evaluation of the performance of CROs, third party vendors, and field CRAs including co-monitoring, to ensure compliance with study protocol and in accordance with scope of work; identifying areas of concern and escalating to the Sr. Director, Clinical Operations.
  • Assist in preparation, negotiation and management of and adherence to study budgets; perform initial review of CRO and vendor invoices
  • Maintain all trial files and other related documents, including trial master file and oversight of site files
  • Perform other duties as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care discipline preferred and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Advanced degree(s) in scientific research, nursing, or business is a plus
  • 2-3 years’ experience in supporting clinical studies and drug development strongly preferred
  • 1+ years’ experience in the role of Clinical Research Associate required; industry oncology experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in the preparation, monitoring, and execution of clinical studies is a plus
  • Ability to motivate clinical site personnel to maintain/accelerate to achieve clinical operational milestones  
  • An understanding and demonstrated application of Good Clinical Practices and ICH Guidelines is a plus.  Able to comply with safety standards and respect privacy and confidentiality.  Agree to adhere to regulatory and industry standards on document archiving.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills along with strong attention to detail.   Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, external vendors and clinical site staff
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment supporting multiple priorities
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required for site training, monitoring responsibilities, etc.  Ability to travel up to 25%.

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics Inc. offers competitive salaries, participation in company stock-incentive plans and benefits packages, in addition to a dynamic academic-driven science environment.If you would like to be part of a team-based and collaborative company developing innovative immuno-oncology therapeutics, please send your resume to