Clinical Research careers: Rs 6 lakh starting salaryEditorial Team743|2Last Updated:04:00 pm, May 07, 2012
Clinical research is that branch of science which determines safety and effectiveness of medications, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These are carried out prior to the release of the medicine in the market.
A BSc degree is a must to enter Clinical Research course. Science graduates from pharmacy, medicine, life science and bioscience can apply for this course.
What you will study in Clinical Research course?
Students study topics like Biomedical Basis of Disease, General Pharmacology, Toxicity Studies, Clinical Data Management, Research Design and Methodology, Statistical Analysis and Interpretation, Research Governance and Ethics, Preclinical Evaluation and Clinical Trial Practice under Clinical Research course.
Where can I work after I finish?
Cipla, Fortis CRO, Reliance, TCS, Ranbaxy are some of the top companies that recruit individuals who have pursued Clinical Research course.
What are the skills that I will need?
You will have have the following attributes:
- Able to work under pressure
- Have an eye for detail
- Excellent judgement
- Physically fit and must have stamina
What is the job profile?
The most common entry-level position is that of a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). They are key participants in the design, implementation and monitoring of clinical trials.
Biostatisticians are the ones who perform statistical programming, designing and analysis for clinical trial projects.
Clinical Research Managers (CRM) supervises design and writing of protocols, case report forms and informed consent forms for clinical trials.
What salary can I expect?
Freshers can expect a pay packet of around Rs 3 lakh or more per annum. If you have a master's degree backing your qualifications, then the amount is almost doubled.
Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI), Delhi is the country's premier clinical research institute which is exclusively focused on specialized Clinical Research Programmes.