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Clinical Research Coordinators

Also called: Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Trial Manager, Research Coordinator

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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:
  • Schedule subjects for appointments, procedures, or inpatient stays as required by study protocols.
  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, or discussions with physicians and nurses.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Health
  • medicine and dentistry

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
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Invivo Data EPX ePRO Management System
  • PPD Patient Profiles
Video conferencing software
  • Google Meet
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • Minitab Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$137,940
$71,400
$208,000+

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