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Clinical Research Associate

A Clinical Research Associate (CRA) assists in the preparation, planning, design, implementation and review of a clinical trial to ensure it adheres to ethical and regulatory standards. They are involved in research studies that have a major impact on health care, such as developing new medications, and testing new treatment devices and methods.

Expanding regulatory requirements and significant advancements in these areas have increased the demand for trained CRA's. The range of settings a CRA can work is incredibly vast including government agencies and departments, private companies such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device firms, academic health centres and contract research departments.

Salaries start at around £20,000 and go to around £50,000 a year.

For more information on training and opportunities, go to

http://www.socra.org/

http://www.ccra.org.uk/

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