Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical research coordinators oversee all aspects of a research study. This may mean screening participants, organising equipment, ensuring that protocols are met, maintaining data and depending on the research, taking samples and ensuring that they are properly stored. They are typically employed by universities, hospitals, government and privately run research organisations and pharmaceutical development organisations. Clinical research coordinators work closely with the scientists whose research they are coordinating and are good communicators and organisers. Experience with laboratory equipment and research procedures is vital for this type of role where a bachelor degree is often sufficient for employment, though post-graduate qualifications are well regarded.