Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Internal Clinical Research Associate

Department: Clinical Operations

Reports To: VP of Clinical and Regulatory Operations


The Internal CRA monitors and coordinates the research and administrative activities of clinical trials for Gradalis.  The CRA works for the VP of Clinical and Regulatory Operations to provide support in compliance with the FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines, OHRP/DHHS guidelines and Gradalis Standard Operating Procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Initiates essential document collection process, as specified for new trials.  Maintains and updates trial master file.  Works with site and Site Research to track obtain updated documents and resolve pending queries.  Reviews documents for completion and generates queries as necessary.  Prepares applicable documents for FDA submission.
  • Works with Site Research to prepare clinical trial monitors for site visits.
  • Processes protocols and amendments including informed consent changes and/or revisions for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory body review and site distribution.
  • Assists in preparing reports, packages and scheduling meetings for FDA meetings and submissions.  Maintains Gradalis electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD)
  • Assist in implementation of new databases and software systems to track clinical trial data, samples, and manufacturing needs.
  • Works with Data Management and Site Research to coordinate data locks with site for data review, interim review and final database lock.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the appropriate departments to develop and / or improve processes
  • Assist in the interface with the FDA and other regulatory agencies, when necessary
  • Works with manufacturing operations to ensure sites have adequate supplies to conduct clinical trials.
  • Communicates with sites and tracks incoming clinical samples.  Provides feedback to sites regarding manufacturing and quality control release status.  Coordinates with third party vendor of analysis of samples, as necessary.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Solid telephone skills.  Concise and accurate verbal and written communications skills.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees in organization.
    • Clinical research or regulatory certification preferred

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Travel Requirements

No required travel outside the DFW metroplex. Any local travel will be reimbursed in accordance with company policy.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 or more years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (life or health science) and related work experience in quality and / or regulatory systems.
  • Significant work experience with MS Office
  • Experienced, confident leader with results orientation
  • Must be easily adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines, be well organized, articulate, and possess good writing skills
  • Statistical background, a plus

Consider a Rewarding Career at Gradalis

Gradalis is a fully integrated biotechnology based company based in Dallas, TX that focuses on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of personalized therapeutics to treat cancer.  As a team we are inspired individuals who are inspired by our mission to develop personalized therapies to help all who are affected by cancer.

Gradalis, Inc. offers employees benefits, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)


Gradalis Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status or any other status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. Discrimination or harassment on any of these bases is prohibited. Moreover, Gradalis Inc. has implemented a program of affirmative action with respect to minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans in accordance with applicable law.