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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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
29%
2 - 4
17%
5 - 7
0%
8+
54%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Organizational
Arabic Speaking
VERBAL Communication
Interpersonal and Communication
Leadership
Advocacy
African
Spanish Speaker

Clinical Research Assistant Seniority Levels

Research Assistant
16% made the transition
Nurse Practitioner
28% made the transition
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Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

A$66,791 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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A$55K
Median: A$67K
A$73K
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