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Clinical Trial Associate

Req # JR - 035771 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category Clinical Date posted 03/09/2021

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 


The primary responsibility is to provide in-house support and assistance to Clinical Project Managers (CPM) with the day-to-day activities pertaining to clinical trials conducted for new product license applications, line extensions for existing products, and post marketing commitments with a focus on managing study documentation for completeness and accuracy, tracking study progress, assisting with site management and contributing to recruitment strategies as needed. Duties will be carried out under the supervision of a CPM.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist as required in the startup of clinical trials including support for investigator identification, investigator meetings, shipment of study supplies, collection of essential documents and preparation for site initiation
  • Assist with routine communication to study sites and broader study team (Vendors including Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and support functions)
  • Support the CPM in development and/or improvement of study specific procedures and processes
  • Preparation, collection, processing, tracking and filing of study-related documentation, information and materials according to Good Clinical Practices and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assignment and tracking of study team study specific training
  • Assist in preparation for internal and external audits
  • Handle queries or issues and when necessary, promptly triage to appropriate staff. Maintain appropriate systems including the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) to ensure adequate and accurate tracking of study progress, maintenance of study documentation and timely production of required reports
  • Develop and maintain a basic working knowledge of relevant protocols
  • Perform other project team duties as required or delegated by the CPM
  • Act as a back-up for CPM
  • Assist in reviewing regulatory documents for completeness and Good Documentation Practices
  • Internal and external communication, including meeting minutes
  • Help organize clinical team meetings


  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Good Clinical Practices required
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness under changing circumstances and priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills required
  • Microsoft Office software expertise (specifically in Project and PowerPoint)
  • Meticulous attention to detail expected for this position
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English. Other languages are a bonus


  • Bachelors degree and 3-5 years of clinical experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device company including CRO.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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