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Clinical Research Coordinators

Also called: Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Trial Manager, Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
  • Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented.
  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Health
  • medicine and dentistry
Business
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • PercipEnz Technologies OnCore-Clinical Research Management OnCore-CRM
  • Phase Forward InForm GTM
Analytical or scientific software
  • Qualitative analysis software
  • SPSS software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$115,730
per year, on average
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