Clinical Research Associate

Job Locations Japan-Tokyo
Clinical Research Associate

Job Summary

Medpace is growing quickly and we are seeking experienced Clinical Research Associates to join our team. We are an innovative, scientifically oriented mid-sized CRO that is focused on full-service project work.


Through our PACE Training Program, you will join other Professionals Achieving CRA Excellence and receive customized, expedited training, and efficient onboarding to familiarize experienced CRAs with Medpace systems.


Additionally, an up-front bonus of up to $10,000 is possible for CRAs hired with at least 1.5 years of CRA experience: $5,000 as an advance on the travel bonus after completion of the in house training period (4 weeks) and up to an additional $5,000 as a sign on.



  • Customized Fast PACE training program based on your experience and therapeutic background and interest
  • User friendly CTMS with electronic submission and approval of monitoring visit reports
  • Ongoing therapeutic training by our in-house physicians who are medical and regulatory experts
  • National assignments with average of 2 protocols
  • In-house administrative support for all levels of CRAs
  • Opportunities to work with international team of CRAs
  • Low turnover rates for CRAs
  • Competitive travel bonus
  • No metric for minimum required days on site per month
  • Home office furniture allowance, mobile phone and hotspot for internet access anywhere
  • In-house travel agents, reimbursement for airline club, TSA pre-check, and automatic enrollment in AAA
  • Opportunity for CRA leadership positions – Lead CRA, CRA Manager
  • Many additional perks unmatched by other CROs!


  • Verify that the rights and well-being of subjects are protected, the reported trial data are accurate, complete, and verifiable from source documents, and the conduct of the trial is in compliance with the currently approved protocol/amendment(s), GCP, and applicable regulatory requirement(s);
  • Ensure site compliance while conducting qualification, study initiation, routine monitoring, and study site close-out visits for research sites according to Medpace/Sponsor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Serve as the primary resource to the clinical investigator and site staff;
  • Maintain close collaboration, interaction, and effective working relationships with Medpace internal cross-functional teams;
  • Ensure quality completion of visit reports, follow-up letters, and maintenance of study-related databases and ClinTrak ® Monitoring Portal;


  • Bachelor's degree in a health or science related field + at least 2 years of clinical monitoring experience or earlier if the below competencies/achievements are demonstrated: 

    • Broad knowledge of the field of clinical research;

    • Satisfies essential functions of an independent CRA which is demonstrated by the number of months resourced and number of independent on-site visits performed*;

    • May act as a Lead CRA (dependent upon performance and experience);

    • Demonstrated ability to maintain desired report accuracy and metrics;

    • Adequate feedback from site audits/inspections and CRA on-site/remote evaluation;

    • Uses interpersonal skills in order to communicate and manage relationship with sponsors, sites, and internal associates;

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft® Office;

  • Outstanding communication skills;

  • Must be detail-oriented and efficient in time management.

  • Work effectively and independently from home-based office, if permitted.

  • Approximately 60-80% non-local, national travel is required;Experience as a Clinical Research Associate;

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to monitoring sites. This specifically applies in the US, Canada, any countries where cars/car allowance are provided by Medpace, and other countries dependent on monitoring travel and patterns as designated by Medpace.

  • Bilingual Japanese and English

Medpace Overview

Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing more than 5,000 people across 40+ countries.

Why Medpace?

When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.


Organic Growth: Medpace is continuing to grow in all areas globally and has built an expansive research campus at its headquarters in Cincinnati, OH.  In 2020, Medpace opened a new seven story building that is approximately 250,000 SQFT. In total, the headquarter's campus includes five buildings and approximately 600,000 SQFT. The company also has expanding office locations in Dallas, TX and Denver, CO.


Perks (vary by location and position):

  • On-site fitness center(s)
  • Campus walking paths
  • Company-sponsored social and wellness events
  • Official Sponsor of FC Cincinnati
  • Work-from-home options and flexible work schedule
  • On-site Market Place
  • Free and covered parking
  • Discounts for local businesses
  • On campus restaurants and banks coming soon



  • Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
  • Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
  • Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility
  • Ranked in the top 10 on the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies list in Cincinnati

What to Expect Next:

A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.


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