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Category Archives: Entry Level CRA Jobs

How to Get the CRA Job Part 2: CRA Job descriptions and Which is the one for you

When I started applying for CRA jobs I only had 6 months or clinical research experience (No monitoring mind you) and I applied to EVERYTHING. I mean it did not … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Get the CRA Job Part 1: What Experience You Need and How to Maximize it

I often hear people say that they have master’s degrees or PhD degrees or even a medical degree but they have been unsuccessful in getting a CRA position. Why is … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Introducing the “How to Get the CRA Job” Series

Over the past several months I have received several emails from my blog readers who want to know specifics on how to break into the Clinical Research Associate role. I … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Options within Drug Development out side of the CRA role

Hi Everyone, It’s been a long while since I posted! And it’s not because I don’t love you it’s just because I have been completely swamped. New projects and study … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

CRA Certification

A lot of people have been emailing me questions which are totally welcome and encouraged. I have been getting the same question over and over again and figured I should … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Monitoring an Informed Consent

So imagine you are a monitor. You have flown hundreds of miles to a site and have finally arrived to begin your first look at the work the site has … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

What goes into an ICF?

So what does the ICF need to tell the subject? This is outlined by the Declaration of Helsinki. This document states that in any research conducted on human beings the … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

10 Reasons Why You Would Want to Be a CRA?

What are some of the benefits of being a CRA? That is a great question, so I made a list of all the reasons why being a CRA is great: … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

What is A Clinical Research Associate?

A Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is a profession defined by Good clinical practice guidelines (ICH GCP). ICH GCP uses the term “Monitor” instead of CRA, both terms are used interchangeably … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Road to Become a CRA

I am a Clinical Research Associate and boy I tell you getting to this place has not been easy. I mean there are technically no entry-level Clinical Research Associate jobs … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

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