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Senior Clinical Research Associate -Lead Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Senior Clinical Research Associate -Lead

Atricure, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 5/14/2020 - Expires: 8/12/2020

Job ID: 217807966

Job Description

Senior Clinical Research Associate -Lead

Cincinnati, OH

Clinical Affairs

Employment Duration:
Full Time Regular

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Office based or Remote:
Office Based


AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure's Isolator Synergy Ablation System is the first and only medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of long standing persistent Afib and we have treated over 200,000 patients over the past ten years. Additionally, our AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System products are the most widely used LAA management devices worldwide, with more than 130,000 implanted to date. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.

** This position is an office-based position and not able to be remote.**


This position will be a key contributor to AtriCure's clinical affairs department and primarily responsible for the hands-on management of Clinical Research  Associates and the monitoring of clinical study sites. The Sr. Clinical Research Associate will assist in the development, implementation and execution of study protocols and associated study documents for clinical trials and marketing studies, with primary emphasis on monitoring oversight of IDE clinical trials, including development of monitoring plans and review of all monitoring reports. The Sr. Clinical Research Associate (CRA) will assist in the clinical monitoring of all AtriCure studies, including the coordination of site activities from site start-up to site closure as needed. The Sr. CRA will work closely with the Clinical Project Managers to ensure the study is executed to meet project deliverables.

The Sr. CRA will contribute to the protocol design, informed consent development, CRF design, participate in EDC development and testing, preparation of site-specific logs/documentation and investigator study files. Participate in study design review meetings and attend scientific meetings and industry conference as required. The Sr. CRA will conduct clinical site monitoring visits as needed.


Assist Clinical Project Managers in project coordination, planning and logistics, including overview of budget and timelines
Present information at investigator meetings as needed
Provide daily oversight of all CRAs
Develop clinical monitoring plans and assist in development of associated study documents (Safety Monitoring Plans, Data Management Plans, and Informed Consents)
Assist CRAs in identification of site issues/problems, and associated root causes, and development action plans to ensure resolution, including escalation of appropriate issues in a timely manner
Act as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the CRA
Review and approval of monitoring reports and follow up letters
Conduct weekly maintenance and management of study sites to ensure site compliance with study protocols, GGP/ICH, and applicable regulations
Verify that all research staff and facilities have adequate qualifications and resources and are maintained throughout the course of the clinical study
Verify that the investigator and research staff follows the approved protocol and all GCP procedures
Ensure adverse events, concomitant medications, and inter-current illnesses are reported in accordance with the protocol on the CRF
Communicate deviations from the protocol, SOPs, GCP, and applicable regulatory requirements to the investigator and ensure corrective action is implemented
Review queries and assist in the resolution of DCFs
Participate in project team meetings
Participate in departmental development initiatives (e.g. training, SOP development/updates, etc.)


Regular and predictable worksite attendance
Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
Ability to successfully work with others
Additional duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in a science or related technical field including 4 plus years as an on-site CRA (including pre-study, initiation, interim monitoring and closeout visits)
Lead or Sr. CRA for clinical trial along with management experience of a team of CRAs on project
Comprehensive knowledge of ISO, GCP, ICH, FDA and other applicable regulations governing the conduct of clinical trials
Ability to manage role/responsibility independently
Recognize problems, trends and react to resolve issue quickly and to bring effect resolution
Strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and juggle multiple/competing issues
Experience in resource management
Ability to create and manage key internal and external partnerships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to travel 25%


Experience with medical device and/or complex clinical trials desired but not required
Prior experience with cardiovascular clinical trials
Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and arrhythmias
Project Management experience
CCRA or CCRP certification


Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as required
Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull
Ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).

AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here

AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families.  Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 15 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more.   Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria.  To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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