What does a Research Coordinator do?
Research coordinators supervise successful drug trials and medical research. They are responsible for gathering patients for their trials through recruitment and by screening them to ensure they a proper fit for the trial’s guidelines. They also ensure the materials and supplies used in the trial remain safe during each step, and they maintain the integrity of all documents recorded as part of the trial.
Research coordinators must administer the trial while following competent clinical practice guidelines. They will study their subjects and ensure the clinical trial is successfully operated. They assist investigators in the screening and review of potential participants for their eligibility; they maintain report forms, charts, and documentation. They are called on to collect and do data entry when needed and perform various on- the-job duties. Research coordinators need a minimum high school diploma or equivalency; some jobs require a bachelor's degree in clinical research or related fields, while others require an associate's degree and on-the-job training.
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Research Coordinator Career Path
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Research Coordinator Insights
“It’s a great opportunity to learn real world research skills and is rewarding because you’re doing good.”
“My direct manager acted as a mentor and I really learned a lot under her.”
“Stimulating and challenging work and constant opportunities to grow”
“Satisfying work and great people”
“Great staff to work with and to train with.”
“Limited career progression and everything is based on your seniority within the company.”
“Research based job is quite interesting”
“Average salary compared to industry standards”
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