Clinical Research Associate (In-House CRA), Irvine, CA – Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies hos Edwards Lifesciences

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Job Description - Clinical Research Associate (In-House CRA), Irvine, CA – Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (013099)
Job Description

Clinical Research Associate (In-House CRA), Irvine, CA – Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies-013099

This is a unique opportunity to join an early-stage product development group, Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT), focused on developing solutions for patients suffering from structural heart disease. The candidate will join a fast-paced, dynamic team and the individual who fills it will play a pivotal role in the development of new therapies and devices, from concept through to human use.

Position overview:

  • The Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies division has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Associate – In-House CRA (internally titled as Specialist, Clinical Research).
  • The Clinical Research Associate ensures clinical trials are conducted and reported in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform study start-up and conduct activities including ICF review that meets regulatory requirements, creating study specific essential document lists, managing and communicating the status of study progress and activities.
  • Identify and investigate discrepancies in study documentation by applying clinical protocol and GCP knowledge and develop processes to mitigate reoccurrence throughout study phases.
  • Conduct in-house and site (if applicable) reviews of associated documentation and participate in internal and competent authority (e.g., FDA, DEKRA, PMDA) audits to ensure all essential clinical Trial Master File (TMF) documents are compliant with Good Documentation Practices, Edwards internal SOPs, and US and OUS regulations.
  • Assess current processes, identify opportunities and propose solutions to improve process efficiency within and across related functional areas.
  • Partner with cross-functional team (e.g., clinical data management, field teams) with query management, data reviews and resolution.
  • Assist with updates.
  • Travel up to 5%.



Required Education/Skills/Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in in Life Sciences or related field.
    • Will consider Associate’s Degree with previous clinician training/licensure such as RN, RCIS, etc.

  • 3 years of experience with regulatory documentation for clinical studies.


  • Cardiovascular device trials.
  • Clinical research certification (ACRP or SoCRA, Clinical Coordinator/CRA certification).

Additional Skills:

  • Good computer skills in usage of MS Office Suite and Clinical Systems such as CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System), eTMF (electronic Trial Master file) preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures, and international and domestic medical device regulatory guidelines relevant to clinical protocols.
  • Solid understanding of regulatory submissions, reporting, and audits.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and representing the organization on specific projects.
  • Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control.

About Edwards
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 10,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Function

:Clinical Affairs

Primary Location

:USA-USA-California - Irvine

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