Clinical Research Associate Job Description

A Clinical Research Associate manages clinical trials and studies relating to biotechnological and pharmaceutical products, procedures, and drugs. They conduct research to ensure these products are market-ready and safe to use.

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We are looking for an organized and experienced clinical research associate to oversee our clinical trials. The successful candidate will be responsible for training staff, developing trial protocols, establishing trial sites, and managing IP and trial materials.


Clinical research associates earn between $48,000 and $82,000 per year. The median salary for this position is $61,000 annually.


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