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Clinical Research Associate II Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Clinical Research Associate II

Atricure, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 3/25/2024 - Expires: 6/23/2024

Job ID: 271485144


Job Description

Clinical Research Associate II

Cincinnati, OH, USA * Mason, OH, USA * Minneapolis, MN, USA * Minnetonka, MN, USA
Req #1992

Friday, March 22, 2024

AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of 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 medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure's AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure's Hybrid AF Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure's cryoICE cryoSPHERE probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.

We foster a culture of inclusion by embracing diverse experiences and individuals where everyone's authentic self is welcome. We offer supporting programs and resources that provide enriching and equitable opportunities for each person to contribute professionally and personally.


The Clinical Research Associate II (CRA II) will be a key contributor to AtriCure's clinical affairs department and primarily responsible for the site management of assigned clinical investigative sites. The CRA II will assist with the implementation and execution of study protocols and associated study documents for clinical trials, including clinical monitoring of AtriCure studies. This also includes the coordination of site activities from site start-up to site closure as needed. The CRA II will work closely with the Clinical Project Managers and Sr. CRAs to ensure the study is executed to meet project deliverables.

The CRA II will be responsible for the study start up process for AtriCure's Clinical Investigational protocols, which includes and is not limited to the following: protocol review, Informed Consent Development, CRF design, EDC testing, preparation of site-specific logs/documentation and investigator study files. The CRA II will participate as needed, in study review meetings and attend scientific meetings and industry conferences as required. The CRA II will also conduct site visits including Site Qualification Visits, Site Initiation Visits, Interim Monitoring Visits, and Close Out Visits.


Assist Clinical Project Managers and Sr. CRAs in the study development and start-up process development of the informed consent form and internal review prior to submission to the IRB/EC. Collection of startup documentation from clinical investigational site

Verify that the investigator and research staff follow the approved protocol and all GCP procedures Conduct weekly maintenance and management of study sites to ensure site compliance with study protocol, GCP/ICH, and applicable regulationsConduct initial and ongoing study training of site personnel throughout the clinical studyMonitor and report to ATRC site enrollment activitiesVerify that all research staff and facilities have adequate resources and qualifications and are maintained throughout the course of the studyAssist with the preparation of clinical study devices and verify the accountability of investigational devices are properly received, tracked, and secured at the study siteEnsure 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.)Ability to work on multiple projects as departmental priorities change


Regular and predictable work performance
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 fieldrequired or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Minimum two years of CRA experience
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.
Experience working with electronic data capture systems
Strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and juggle multiple/competing issues.
Ability to create and manage key internal and external partnerships.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experienced user Microsoft Office software including WORD, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to travel up to 50%


Experience with medical device clinical trials desired but not required.
Prior experience with cardiovascular clinical trials.
Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and arrhythmias
Registered Nurse with previous clinical research experience as either a CRA or Study Coordinator.
CCRA or CCRP Certification


Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as needed
Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull as needed
Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


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, 20 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: 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 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).

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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.

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