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CLINICAL TRIALS - Careers in Making Cures Safe

Every drug that goes to market must pass rigorous safety testing. Are you a detail person? Do you enjoy following procedures the same way every time? Careers in clinical trials demand the skills of detailed people like you to keep the public safe.

If you see a Clinical Trial job title that looks interesting, click it to learn more about the job, required education, the salary and work environment.

Entry Level Jobs

Description:
Provide clinical expertise in support of the design, development, manufacture and clinical application of pharmaceutical accessories. Plan, develop and conduct the design validation process, evaluation of product performance, documentation of findings, and participation in design reviews and other evaluations as necessary. Coordinate and monitor studies in support of research, marketing/sales, and regulatory objectives, product registration and regulatory submissions for domestic and international markets.
Education:
Associate degree and 2-5 years experience may be required. Specialist position may require a Bachelor’s Degree.
Salary Range:
$62,800-$80,000; Average: $76,538
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic industry.
Description:
Primarily responsible for the routine preparation of test articles for use in studies (dilutions, suspensions, solutions, dietary blending, filling capsules, counting tablets dermal preparations, and test article dispensations).
Education:
AS degree in Chemistry/Science or Pharmaceutical certification (CPHT)
Salary Range:
$38,000 - $63,000; Average: $45,250
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Description:
Supports all aspects of data collection and operation of the clinical lab. Assists in the coordination of documentation associated with conducting clinical studies. May administer a test drug and/or draw blood
Education:
High school diploma and 0-2 years of experience
Salary Range:
20,000 - 50,000
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical industry.

Mid Level Jobs

Description:
Design and develop advanced clinical applications for diagnostic and imaging equipment
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline with 5-7 years relevant work experience, Masters Degree preferred
Salary Range:
$62,800-$80,000; Average: $76,538
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic and Medical Device industry.
Description:
Prepare for and implement clinical trials, including development and preparation of clinical documents, clinical site and team interactions, including Regulatory, Quality Assurance, and Clinical families.
Education:
Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology or another Life Science. Academy of Clinical Research Professionals certification. 2 years clinical research experience
Salary Range:
$38,000-$90,000; Average: $60,673
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Advanced Level Jobs

Description:
Provides direction and guidance in accordance with Good Clinical Practices. Assists in filing applications for regulatory approval
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences discipline plus 10-15 years experience, including experience as leader of clinical trials
Salary Range:
$70,700-$144,225; Average: $107,000
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic industry.
Description:
Functions as a lead writer for complex study reports, including monitoring of study progress from initiation to completion, production of interim reports/data tables, and generation of end-of-study reports for assigned studies in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations
Education:
B.S. and 10 years experience or M.S. and 5-7 years experience or Ph.D. and 2 years experience
Salary Range:
$39,800-$69,200; Average: $50,950
Work Environment:
This job is found in the Pharmaceutical industry.