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Translational Research in Oncology Experienced Clinical Quality Assurance Auditor in Boston, Massachusetts

Translational Research in Oncology (TRIO) is a unique, full-service clinical research organization (CRO) that leverages the strengths of our worldwide network of Investigators, academic leaders, patient advocates and our clinical research team to accelerate drug development.   

TRIO is looking for an experienced Clinical Quality Assurance Auditor to join our Quality Assurance team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Quality Assurance, this position will be either home-based/remote or hybrid depending on your location (Europe or North America).

If you are a Clinical Trial Quality Assurance Professional who is passionate about oncology research and looking to join a highly skilled and knowledgeable team, TRIO is the place for you! 

Your primary responsibility will be, under the lead of the Department Head, to lead and execute quality assurance activities in the clinical research and development environment. You will ensure compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and internal quality standards to maintain the integrity and reliability of clinical trial data and ensure patient safety. Your expertise and guidance will contribute to the continuous improvement of quality systems and processes within the organization. 


  • Conduct Audits: Plan and execute comprehensive audits of clinical trials. This includes auditing clinical trial master files, internal processes, investigator sites, contract research organizations (CROs), and other relevant entities to assess compliance with relevant regulations, guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

  • Host Audits/Inspections: Assist in hosting Sponsor audits and Regulatory Authority inspections. This includes providing support in coordinating the preparation and conduct of the audit/inspection, and in developing the responses (CAPA) to any findings,

  • Quality Assurance Documentation: Develop and maintain quality assurance documentation, including audit plans, audit reports, inspection readiness plans, and other relevant documents. Ensure accurate and timely documentation of audit findings, observations, and corrective actions taken. 

  • Training and Education: Provide training and guidance to internal staff and external stakeholders on quality assurance practices, regulations, and industry standards related to clinical research. Foster a culture of quality and compliance through educational initiatives and ongoing support. 

  • Process Improvement: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for process improvement and develop strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical quality systems. Implement best practices and drive continuous improvement initiatives. 

  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated with current regulations, guidelines, and industry trends pertaining to clinical quality assurance. Interpret and communicate regulatory requirements to ensure compliance across clinical research activities. 

  • Risk Assessment: Conduct risk assessments related to clinical quality assurance to identify potential vulnerabilities and areas of concern. Develop risk mitigation strategies and ensure appropriate controls are implemented. 

  • Collaboration and Communication: Foster strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, including clinical operations, regulatory affairs, data management, and other departments. Collaborate effectively with external parties, such as auditors, regulatory authorities, and vendors, to facilitate audits, inspections, and regulatory submissions. 


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field (such as life sciences, pharmacy, or nursing). A higher degree (Master's or Ph.D.) is advantageous. 

  • Minimum 5 experience in clinical quality assurance (8 preferred), including conducting audits and inspections in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or clinical research organization (CRO) setting. 

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable regulations and guidelines, such as Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Council for Harmonisation (ICH), and relevant regional requirements (e.g., FDA, EMA). 

  • Strong understanding of clinical trial processes, including study design, protocol development, data management, and adverse event reporting. 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically evaluate complex data, identify trends, and propose effective solutions. 

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to mentor and guide junior team members, and effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and audit findings to various stakeholders. 

  • Attention to detail, with a strong commitment to accuracy and quality in all work performed. 

  • Relevant certifications, such as Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), or similar, are highly desirable. 

  • Knowledge of risk-based quality management principles and experience with risk assessment methodologies is a plus. 

  • Fluent oral and written English is required,  

  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is required.

  • Ability to travel worldwide (Europe, North America, Asia and occasionally in other locations), on an as-needed basis.

What TRIO Can Offer You: 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Work from Home  

  • One-time Home Office Allowance 

  • Monthly Internet Allowance

  • Pay Range: $80000-$120000 - Salary to be influenced (or determined) by the education, experience, location, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data 

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually - via phone or video. We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Innovation • Teamwork • Passion • Integrity

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