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CRA with 2 years field based experience and 20 years of research experience. I am looking to augment my hours and therefore I am interested in freelance CRA opportunities of max. 0.6 FTE in Spain, perferably Barcelona area


Current Experience

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Barcelona, Spain
    Since February 2014

    Freelance CRA and QA at Recerca Clínica

    Independent Monitoring, from site initiation to closeout, liaison with sites and client, editing and translation of trial documents, medical writing, project management, EC and CA submission, medical devices and drug trials, training of junior CRAs, updating of company SOPs.

           Main Achievements

    • Speedy and efficient communication with study team and clients
    • Keeping standards of quality high
    • Introduction of basic project management

Past Experience

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Barcelona, Spain
    September 2013 --- February 2014

    Internship CRA at Recerca Clínica (Barcelona based CRO).

    Online and on site monitoring, initiation visits, involved in submission to EC and CA of new projects and amendments, TMF/SMF maintenance, investigator meeting, start up,

  • researcher Barcelona, Spain
    April 2011 --- September 2013

    Work experience at (specialist market research company)

    Questionnaire translation, questionnaire editing, proof reading and testing.

    Assisted with: questionnaire design, client management, final presentations,

    Knowledge of: qualitative (web assisted telephone interviewing) and quantitative (on-

    line) research.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Barcelona, Spain
    April 2006 --- April 2011

    Senior Research Scientist at Centre of Regenerative Medicine Barcelona


    Planning and execution of scientific experiments. Writing grant applications and

    animal protocols for ethic committee approval. Communication of scientific data in

    word and letter. Acting as reviewer in peer review process. Organisation of

    internal Journal Club and member of PRBB (Science Park) Seminars committee.

          Main Achievements

    • Initiation of Journal Club at our new department
    • Publication of 3 original research papers
    • Guidance and supervision of PhD students
    • Invited speaker at an International meeting

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Bath, United Kingdom
    January 1996 --- March 2006

    Senior Research Officer, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of

    Bath, UK

    Planning and execution of scientific experiments. Communication of scientific results. Supervising students in the lab and advising junior staff.

         Main Achievements

    • Publication of 6 research papers including one in Nature and another one in Developmental Cell


Self Assessment :
Willingness to compromiseIndependenceProblem solvingOptimismInterest in knowledgeEfficiencyCritical thinkingCollaborationAttention to detailApproachabilityAnalytical thinkingTrust


Self Assessment :
DiabetesEfficacy trialsELISAEnglishGermanGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Fluorescence Microscopy BiostatisticsWriting Study Procedures and SOPsWestern BlottingVaccinesUrologyUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesUnderstand levels of research evidenceTroubleshootingTransfectionTime ManagementStatisticsStem cell researchSOPScientific WritingSerious Adverse Event (SAE)Search literature on clinical trialsScientific methodologyRT-PCRRegulatory affairsRegulatory submissionsSafety trialsRegulatory RequirementsRandomization and blindingQuantitative PCR (qPCR)Quality Assurance (QA)ProtocolProtein ExpressionProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingPowerPointPre-clinical researchPhenotype Phases of clinical development (phase I to IV)PeptidesPCRNeuroscienceICH GCP guidelinesICH-GCPImmunofluorescenceImmunologyIn VitroIn VivoInformed Consent ProcessMedical writing Animal models Biochemistry Cell biology Medical devices Scientific writingAntibodiesBiomarkersBiotechnologyClinical monitoringClinical researchClinical trialsDNADrug regulatory authoritiesEarly development stageCardiovascular diseasesAllergy and immunologyCancerDesigning case report formsDNA extraction

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Build and manage the Trial Master File (TMF) Create SOPs Design case record forms Guide students Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Monitor a clinical study Search literature on clinical trials Write papersAdverse event reportingArchive study documentsAssist study siteAttend investigator meetingCoach staffConduct site initiationCommunicate with investigatorCommunicate with sponsorConduct research at universitiesControl protocol versionsConduct literature searchesCreate clinical documentsData verificationDesign case record form (CRF)Design study documentsDesign trial master file (TMF)Evaluate protocolsDirect co-workersDocument employees training requirementsEnsure data consistencyEthics committee submissionsEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Execute scientific projectsFollow-up of external auditsFollow-up of quality assurance activitiesFollow-up of Quality Management System (QMS) processesGenerate regulatory submissions Guide staffInformed consent processLiaise with research teamWritten presentationWrite papersWork under specific instructionsVerify dataTrain on site staffStudy-related documentsSolve problemsSet-up quality policiesReview queriesReview study protocolsScheduling trial visits


  • Diploma in Clinical Research from University of Cardiff, UK in 2014
  • Ph.D. in Biology from UNiversity of Zurich, Switzerland in 1996
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English in English from University of Cambridge, UK in 1995
  • Master in Biology from University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1991


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Barcelona, Spain Catalonia, Spain Spain
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 3 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    max. 25 hrs Hours per week
  • International:


    Expert has 5 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Barcelona, Spain


Driving License
  • Yes