Clinical Research Associate (CRA) - Advanced Degrees/PhD in Life Sciences Job at Medpace, Inc., Irving, TX

  • Medpace, Inc.
  • Irving, TX

Job Description

Job Summary :

The Clinical Research Associate position at Medpace offers the unique opportunity to have an exciting career in the research of drug and medical device development while making a difference in the lives of those around them. For those with a medical and/or health/life science background who want to explore the research field, travel the US , and be part of a team bringing pharmaceutical and medical devices to market - this could be the right opportunity for you!

Our successful Clinical Research Associates possess various backgrounds in medical and other science-related healthcare fields. Backgrounds of individuals who have succeeded in the CRA role include :

  • Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition Science
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical/Device Sales Representative
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Biomedical/Chemical Engineer
  • PhD/Post-Doc
  • Pharm.D
  • Health and Wellness Education Coordinators
  • Public Health
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Research Assistants


No research experience is needed as Medpace provides comprehensive initial and ongoing training, unmatched by other CROs. Through our PACE Training Program, you will join other P rofessionals A chieving C RA E xcellence :

PACE provides the platform to effectively and confidently carry out your duties, enhance your current abilities and ultimately help you become a high-functioning independent Medpace CRA .

PACE will prepare you by developing your CRA skills through interactive discussions and hands on job-related exercises and practicums .

To supplement your in-house and field-based training you may also participate in other clinical research departmental core rotations, learning other aspects of the drug/device development and approval process.


This role takes you on a journey through travel and excitement which will allow you to make a difference on a large scale through the enhancement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The CRA position provides many other distinctive advantages including:

  • Dynamic working environment, with varying responsibilities day-to-day
  • Expansive experience in multiple therapeutic areas
  • Work within a team of therapeutic and regulatory experts
  • Defined CRA promotion and growth ladder with potential for mentoring and management advancements
  • Competitive pay and many additional perks unmatched by other CROs (SEE BELOW).


Competitive travel bonus;

Equity/Stock Option Program;

Training completion and retention bonus

Annual merit increases;

401K matching;

The opportunity to work from home;

Flexible work hours across days within a week;

Retain airline reward miles and hotel reward points;

Home office furniture allowance, laptop, mobile phone with hotspot for internet access anywhere;

In-house travel agents, reimbursement for airline club, TSA pre-check;

Opportunity for leadership positions Lead CRA, CRA Manager, Clinical Trial Manager, Training and Development Manager, and many more;

CRA training program ( PACE );

Ongoing therapeutic training by our in-house physicians who are medical and regulatory experts;

In-house administrative support for all levels of CRAs; and

Opportunities to work with international team of CRAs.

Responsibilities :
  • Conduct qualification, initiation, monitoring, and closeout visits at research sites in compliance with the approved protocol;
  • Communication with the medical site staff including coordinators, clinical research physicians, and their site staff;
  • Verify adequate investigator qualifications, training and resources, including facilities, laboratories, equipment, and staff;
  • Medical record and research source documentation verification against case report form data, including informing the site staff of any entry errors, ensuring good documentation practices are being adhered to and communicating protocol deviations appropriately per SOPs, GCP, and applicable regulatory requirements;
  • On-site and virtual/remote monitoring activities with a risk-based monitoring approach (including centralized data review) through our integrated Clinical Trial Management System to identify site deviations/deficiencies and corrective/preventive actions to bring a site back into compliance and mitigate risks moving forward;
  • Verification that the investigator is enrolling only eligible subjects;
  • Regulatory document review;
  • Medical device and/or investigational product/drug accountability and inventory;
  • Verification and review of adverse events, serious adverse events, concomitant medications and corresponding illnesses to confirm accurate data reporting in accordance with the protocol;
  • Assess the clinical research sites patient recruitment and retention success and offering suggestions for improvement; and
  • Completion of monitoring reports and follow-up letters, which includes providing summaries of the significant findings, deviations, deficiencies, and recommended actions to secure compliance.

Qualifications :

Must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a health or science related field; Advanced degrees or prior clinical research experience is a plus; In-House CRA position available for those with no or minimal clinical research experience with rapid advancement;

Ability to travel 60-70% to locations nationwide is required; some visits may be conducted remotely ;

Must maintain a valid drivers license and the ability to drive to monitoring sites;

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office;

Strong communication and presentation skills; and

Must be detail-oriented and efficient in time management.

Medpace Overview :

Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing more than 5,000 people across 40+ countries.

Why Medpace? :

People. Purpose. Passion. Make a Difference Tomorrow. Join Us Today.

The work weve done over the past 30+ years has positively impacted the lives of countless patients and families who face hundreds of diseases across all key therapeutic areas. The work we do today will improve the lives of people living with illness and disease in the future.

Dallas Perks

  • Hybrid work-from-home options (dependent upon position and level)

  • Competitive PTO packages, starting at 20+ days

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Company-sponsored employee appreciation events

  • Employee health and wellness initiatives

  • Community involvement with nonprofit organizations

  • Structured career paths with opportunities for professional growth

  • Discounts on local sports games, fitness gyms and attractions

  • Modern, ecofriendly campus with an on-site fitness center

  • Free on-site parking

  • Outdoor seating and workspace?


  • Named a Top Workplace in 2024 by The Cincinnati Enquirer

  • Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Most Successful Midsize Companies in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility

What to Expect Next

A Medpace team member will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted with details for next steps.

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Job Tags

Contract work, Local area, Remote job, Work from home, Home office, Outdoor, Flexible hours,

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