Clinical Trial Associate (REMOTE)
Takeda Pharmaceutical3.7
Boston, MA
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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company to inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Clinical Trial Associate reporting to the Clinical Trial Associate Manager. This position is remote.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to accomplish their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and work toward excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to provide Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be an important contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


The remote-based Clinical Trial Associate (CTA) will perform tasks related to supporting operational strategy and and execution of clinical studies, supporting the strategy as defined in the Clinical Development Plan.

  • Provide support for essential daily clinical study activities, including regulatory inspection readiness, following established protocols under the general management of the CTA Manager.

  • Work with Clinical Operations Manager, study teams, and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) to support clinical study activities as defined by the clinical trial operating model.

  • Perform departmental tasks.

  • Perform developmental tasks with oversight of CTA Manager.


For assigned complex, accelerated, and business essential studies, provide support to focus on study startup and site initiation activities, including:

  • Approval of study documentation, including essential document packets, study plans, informed consent forms, etc.

  • Support oversight of risk-based monitoring.

  • Attend important team meetings.

  • Support regulatory inspection readiness (e.g. preparation of materials and participation during regulatory inspections.)

  • Support additional ad-hoc activities, as agreed with CTA Manager.

  • Work with internal departments (Legal, Insurance, R&D functions), CROs, and vendors.

  • Escalate clinical trial insurance issues.

  • Support Health Care Provider Engagement for facilitating contracts and meetings.

  • Support vendor contract administration.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree.

  • 1 or more years' experience in pharmaceutical industry, clinical research organization, or related role.

  • Experience in Phase 2 and 3 studies and global/international studies is advantageous.

  • Experience working across multiple therapeutic areas is advantageous.

  • Knowledge in global regulatory and compliance requirements for clinical research.

  • Excellence in task management and collaboration.


  • Requires availability for 5-10% domestic and international travel, including overnight and international travel on an as-needed basis.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs

Location and Salary Information:

  • Location(s): Remote.

  • Base Salary Range: $60K-85K based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

  • This position is currently classified as “remote” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

  • This posting is made in compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide. Our passion and pursuit of potentially life-changing treatments for patients are deeply rooted in over 240 years of distinguished history in Japan. As a member of our team, you’ll help deliver on our mission to strive for better health and a brighter future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. It’s a responsibility that motivates and inspires us all. At Takeda, you’ll enjoy a meaningful career that’s making a positive impact on patients, people and the planet.
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