Clinical Research Associate (m/f/d)


Mar 9th, 2023
At MSD, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities.

You'll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. You'll collaborate with talented colleagues who share your sense of purpose. Our company will empower you to innovate, explore, and develop your full potential in our possibility-rich environment. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
Rahway, New Jersey, United States

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.

We are continually striving to improve the understanding of health care within the local community. Our site in 1100 Vienna (ICON Tower) is a strategic location for the distribution of our high quality and innovative health care products, as well as digitally integrated solutions for our patients and clients. To ensure sustainable company growth, we continually aim to offer attractive career opportunities for more than 170 employees at our Vienna site.

Clinical Research Associate (m/f/d)

As a Clinical Research Associate and under the supervision of the CRA Manager, you will ensure compliance of the studies conducted with ICH/GCP and country regulations, company policies and procedures, quality standards as well as adverse event reporting requirements internally and externally. You will act as the primary point of contact for the study sites and the site managers throughout all phases of the clinical research studies, taking overall responsibility of the allocated sites. On this rile you will actively develop and expand the territory for clinical research, finding and developing new sites and you will act as the subject matter expert for monitoring processes and systems.


  • Primary site contact and responsible for site management and monitoring activities throughout all study phases from validation to close-out.

  • Assisting the allocated sites with all open matters and requests (remote and on-site)

  • Collection of regulatory documents and management of data in various clinical trial systems

  • Ensuring study conduct is in compliance with all relevant regulations and standards

  • Ability to serve as a subject matter expert for monitoring processes/systems and supporting the team on a local or global level


  • Previous experience working as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

  • Enjoys a high level of personal responsibility and readily supports site staff on-site including the required travels

  • High affinity in examining medical data and source documents

  • Detail-oriented and efficient in time management and ability to prioritize

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Flexible and enjoys supporting sites on a path of constant change

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German

  • Willingness to travel up to 75% within Austria

We offer an attractive salary, outstanding social benefits, and an exciting work environment with varied tasks in an international environment. The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 46.800,- and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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