ABBOTT LABORATORIES Clinical Research Associate II Salary in the United States

How much does a Clinical Research Associate II make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Clinical Research Associate II at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $79,276 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $68,317 and $90,235. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Clinical Research Associate II do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Alameda, CA location in the Diabetes Care division where we're focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

As the Clinical Research Associate II you will assist in the clinical execution and management of all aspects of assigned clinical studies. This includes but not limited to planning and implementation of clinical studies from concept to clinical study report per timelines and quality standards. 

What You’ll Work On

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Conduct single or multi-center medical device clinical studies.
  • Perform study site visits (SQV, SIV, IMV, COV), ensuring compliance to the Study Protocol, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), ICH guidelines, Federal Regulations, department procedures and applicable regulatory requirements, generating monitoring trip reports, and track resolution of action items.   
  • Participate in study start up activities. 
  • Responsible for ensuring shipment of study devices and supplies to clinical sites and performing study device accountability.
  • Responsible for assisting senior staff in planning study conduct, designing case report forms (CRFs), selection and training of investigator sites, planning and running study meetings, evaluation, selection, and training of new study investigators.
  • Maintain and audit Trial Master File to ensure inspection readiness.
  • Perform review of clinical data listings for completeness and accuracy, and escalate issues to the Clinical Operations Manager as needed·      
  • Participate in cross-functional clinical team(s) in the planning and execution of clinical trials.
  • Proactively and effectively communicate the status of clinical studies to management.
  • Ensures quality delivery of study deliverables within agreed budgets and timelines. 
  • Participate in the interim and final reviews of study data in preparation of regulatory submissions.
  • Involved in the preparation of all applicable documents required for the conduct of the study (such as Trial Master File (TMF), Clinical Protocols and Reports).
  • May interact with RA/QA in responding to audits and FDA inquiries

Must be able to travel 30-50%

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in life sciences, preferred, with three years of experience as a CRA or CRC or combination of appropriate education and experience (at least 5 years of experience as a CTA or CRA) required.
  • Must have 3 years of relevant experience in site monitoring, clinical trial practices and regulations.
  • Experience in conducting medical device and/or in-vitro diagnostics studies.  Pharmaceutical background may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in teamwork, shared mindset for success, stellar interpersonal and communication skills including building rapport with team members, peers, and management.
  • Solid understanding and demonstrated experience of the clinical trial process including study design and conduct; clinical data management systems; clinical trial management systems; data analysis; and data reporting and interpretation.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative solutions along with strong project management and organizational skills to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Able to manage numerous projects/conflicting priorities, and to be flexible when priorities change.
  • Working knowledge of GCP, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Flexibility in daily activities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite.

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $65,200.00 – $130,400.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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