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Clinical Trial Assistant

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

**Job Function/Responsibilities**

+ To provide general administrative support to the Clinical Affairs Department and assistance to department Manager(s) and Director(s).

+ To assist the Clinical Operations teams in completion of all required tasks to meet departmental and project goals.

+ To support the Clinical Operations teams with ongoing conduct of studies.

+ To be familiar with ICH GCP, appropriate regulations, relevant SOP’s and internal tracking systems.

+ To be familiar with the roles of the Clinical Research Associates (CRA) including site visits, if appropriate.

+ To assist project teams with study specific documentation and guidelines as appropriate.

+ To set up, organize and maintain clinical study documentation (e.g. Trial Master Files, Study Files, CRFs, etc.) including preparation for internal/external audits, final reconciliation and archival.

+ To process Data Collection Forms i.e. log in, tracking, quality control as appropriate for the study.

+ To assist in quality control audits of clinical study documentation (e.g. Trial Master Files, CRF Files, Monitoring Files, etc.).

+ To assist project teams with trial progress tracking by updating the Clinical Trial Management systems.

+ To copy and route incoming correspondence, internal documentation, CRFs, etc., as appropriate.

+ To assist in co-ordination of Investigator payments, if applicable.

+ To contact clinical sites for specific requests (e.g., enrollment updates, missing documentation, meeting arrangements, etc.).

+ To co-ordinate document translation, if required.

+ To attend project team and department meetings and generate meeting minutes.

+ To assist in the production of slides, overheads, etc., as needed for project, departmental, and/or site training presentations.

+ To monitor and order study supply inventory.

+ To create kits for collection of samples for clinical studies.

+ Receive, log and store biological specimens.

+ Create shipments and complete customs paperwork for packages to external collaborators.

+ Enter data, run reports and perform QC of biological specimen database.

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

+ Research or health care related academic or work experience preferable.

+ Good organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and meticulous attention to detail.

+ Good written and verbal communication skills.

+ Good written and spoken English.

+ Computer literacy: e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

+ Willingness to travel for job related activities if required (expected travel for this position is < 10%).

+ Laboratory Experience

The salary for this role is between $24 – $49

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

Clinical Trial Assistant

Full time
San Diego, CA

Published on 05/26/2023

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