Research Associate in Clinical Sciences

University of Basel Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Lead Clinical Research Associate


The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and interna-tional level. About 850 people from more than 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

The Clinical Operations Unit is a well-established Clinical Research Service Provider integrated within the Institute. Through our wide network of collaborators, partners and experience, we understand the barriers to delivering clinical trials in difficult settings. We offer strategic, customized and optimized solutions to deliver high quality, high performing clinical trials and meet populations' needs. This is a unique opportunity to join a multicultural, dedicated team, working in a stimulating academic envi-ronment with in-depth scientific expertise in the field of poverty related diseases. In order to reinforce our team, we are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic Lead Clinical Research Associate (60-100%).

The key function of this post would be to support the project responsible(s) in the successful man-agement of clinical trials in terms of set-up, conduct and closure of clinical trials (phase I to phase III) as well as coordinate and facilitate the safety of these trials.

Your position

  • Responsibility for clinical trial monitoring
  • Coordinating and performing clinical trial site visits in resource limited countries
  • Develop monitoring strategies together with the project lead
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with investigational sites and clients
  • Supervising a team of local monitors
  • Supporting project management
  • Managing study documentation

Your profile

  • Msc degree in Biology, Pharmacy or a related life science field
  • Substantial experience as CRA in Pharmaceutical or CRO environment (minimum 3 years)
  • Good knowledge of ICH-GCP and relevant regulations
  • Fluent in French and English, both spoken and written (German as an asset)
  • Flexibility & willingness to travel up to 20% to resource limited countries
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Precise working style
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in tropical diseases
  • Experience in remote monitoring, demonstrated leadership and management skills are an as-set

We offer you

Swiss TPH is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Application / Contact

If you are interested, please submit your application with:
  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • Reference letters and diploma
  • Salary expectations
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) of 3 references
Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool:
Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

Interested applicants may contact Elisabeth Reus at

Job Profile:
Start Date: as soon as possible or upon agreement
Location: Basel/Allschwil, Switzerland
Duration: limited to initially 1 year, with possibility of extension
Percentage: 60-100%
Travel Required? Yes, up to 20% to resource limited countries