What does a Clinical Research Assistant do?
Clinical research assistants work in hospitals, laboratories, and other institutions that conduct scientific studies. They identify subjects or clinical trials, collect data, evaluate results, monitor clinical trials, and take notes on activities. They audit research trials and ensure all clinical trial protocols are in compliance. They transfer data from paper formats to a computer, recorder, or scanner in organized spreadsheets with large numbers, curating data directly from clinical research.
Clinical research assistants draft informed consent forms for trials and prepare correspondence, documentation, or presentation materials on research findings. They prepare interview questions, summarize results, perform literature reviews, respond to emails related to the research, attend project meetings, and prepare progress reports. Clinical research assistants also monitor a project budget and check its progress and need a bachelor's degree in science, psychology, or related fields and certification by the state as licensed through the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
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Clinical Research Assistant Career Path
Learn how to become a Clinical Research Assistant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a clinical research assistant
When working as a clinical research assistant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Organizational, Arabic Speaking, VERBAL Communication, Interpersonal and Communication, and Leadership.
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The most common qualifications to become a clinical research assistant include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.