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ICON Strategic Solutions Clinical Research Associate Manager (Midwest) in Topeka, Kansas

As a Clinical Research Associate Manager you will be joining the world’s largest & most comprehensive clinical research organisation, powered by healthcare intelligence.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide direction and accountability for the operational teams and their delivery at regional and site level.

  • Resourcing, line management, training, functional delivery and input on discussions around quality and operational delivery measurements within the Clinical Operations group

  • Conduct regular discussions with direct reports and lead team meetings at regional and manager team level.

  • Assist with training for CRA Managers and Associates as required.

  • Contact for region in regard to operational questions and escalations.

  • Work with Director/Senior Director and/or VP Clinical Operations to communicate all critical issues, business growth opportunities, developing key relationships as well as providing input regarding budgeting discussions to drive productivity and quality within the region.

  • Drive overall delivery at site and regional level, through your operational team to drive execution of service, client satisfaction, quality and efficiencies.

  • Represent Clinical Operations at Sponsor and internal audits.

You are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific field or RN with equivalent experience

  • Minimum 6 years Clinical Research experience that includes a minimum 4 years relevant experience as a Senior CRA or Principal CRA (in a Lead CRA role), or at least 2 years as a Project Manager, CRA Manager or equivalent job role

  • Knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines and ability to review and evaluate medical data

  • Excellent management skills, developed with a collaborative approach to driving performance and success in a global environment

  • Direct experience managing Clinical Research Associates is preferred

  • Ability to travel regionally


Our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.

Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless – there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.