Careers In Clinical Research


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Careers In Clinical Research

  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to Clinical Research </li></ul><ul><li>The Industry Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>About Us </li></ul><ul><li>About the Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Is Clinical Research? <ul><li>Clinical Research is the research done on humans for new medicines or improved versions of old medicines, with the aim of studying their safety, efficacy, dosage and delivery systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Trial in the Drug Development Process: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Clinical Research Overview <ul><li>Clinical Research is a process of testing the safety and efficacy of drugs by monitoring their effects on a large group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the trials are completed, the FDA approves the drugs and only then pharmaceutical companies manufacture or market the drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of bringing a single drug to market can exceed US$1 billion, which implies the growth of clinical research market. </li></ul>Clinical Research
  5. 5. Industry Opportunity <ul><li>Rapid increase in investment on clinical research & drug development </li></ul><ul><li>Annual industry revenue to double from $11b to $23b globally in next 5 years ( ; Frost report on CROs, Sep’09) </li></ul><ul><li>Patents for most top selling drugs are expiring in 2010, creating an immense need for pharmaceutical companies to invest in R & D. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100k registered trials globally ( – Dec, 2010) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Industry Opportunity <ul><li>Increasing demand for clinical research professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Projected 30k job openings from 2008 to 2018 ( Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-2018 employment projections ) </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 3% of 2,000 health science colleges in USA offer clinical research courses. (National Centre for Education Statistics College navigator ) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential markets globally </li></ul><ul><li>Europe: Second highest number of trials in the world (over 25% of total trials happen in Europe) (Source: , 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Canada: Lack of formal education programs & regulated activity (Clinical Research in Canada, 2 Mar 2009 ) </li></ul><ul><li>India: C linical trial market forecast to grow at a CAGR of around 31% during 2010-2012 (Budget Incentives to Boost Indian Clinical Trial Market, 23 Mar 2010 ) </li></ul><ul><li>China: Clinical trial market revenues to continue double digit growth from 2010 through 2020. (Clinical Trial Strategies for Small Pharma ) </li></ul><ul><li>Recession-Proof </li></ul><ul><li>Drug development and investments in development of new drug molecules will continue to increase, despite the economy. This translates into more opportunities in clinical research. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Industry Opportunity <ul><li>The clinical research industry has been responsible for bringing numerous careers to the forefront for healthcare professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals involved in direct patient care are taking the opportunity to transition from standard clinical care to roles within the clinical research industry. </li></ul><ul><li>The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) role has become a very popular and sought after career option for nurses. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors/ Nurses are now expanding their career into clinical research roles such as Principal Investigators, CRAs and Medical Monitors. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Global Demand As of December 2010, there are over 100,000 FDA registered clinical trials in about 174 countries across the globe.
  9. 9. Why Choose This Career? <ul><li>Doctors/physicians/nurses/pharmacists who conduct clinical trials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>get first hand experience with the most recent drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get global recognition working on the same platform as other international experts on the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get an opportunity for publication in journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have access to the latest medicines for their patients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People who entered clinical research climb the ladder toward managing trials reasonably quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Research is a field that takes you beyond the desk or lab jobs, and offers plenty of career prospects. </li></ul><ul><li>In Clinical Research, the learning curve for professionals and the deployment time into the job market is smaller as compared to other fields. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Career Opportunities <ul><li>Tremendous career opportunities in the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Lucrative salaries </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent growth prospects </li></ul><ul><li>International exposure and prospects </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Does A CR Do? <ul><li>A clinical research (CR) professional: </li></ul><ul><li>Oversees the whole process of a clinical trial </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures scientific integrity, accurate data flow and analysis in accordance with regulatory authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Protects rights, safety and well being of volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical research professionals draw highly competitive salaries depending on skills and experience. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Industries You Work In
  13. 13. Career Tracks Clinical Research Principal Investigators Data Management Quality Assurance/Control Project Manager Senior CRA CRA I, II and III Clinical Site Monitor Medical Monitor Co-Investigator Project Manager Data Manager QA/QC Manager Regulatory Specialists Data Analyst Study Designers Clinical IT Technical Writers QA/QC Auditors Drug Safety Officer Clinical Trial Assistants Biostatisticians/SAS Developers Data Coordinators Clinical Research Coordinator
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  16. 16. Who Can Benefit?
  17. 17. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Bachelor’s degree in one of life science, health science, medicine or alternative medicine, technology streams </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>MD </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacists </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Other health/medical related fields </li></ul><ul><li>IT and Engineering professionals </li></ul>
  18. 18. About Us <ul><li>Private training institute based in New Jersey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide advanced level training in clinical research and allied healthcare fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEVP Approved School by United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement to issue I20 for international students ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved by New Jersey Department of Education and Department of Labor & Workforce Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote growth through academic & industry partnerships </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Our Recruitment Partners <ul><li>We have partnered with several leading hospitals, medical organizations, Contract Research Organizations etc. to provide internships to our students. </li></ul><ul><li>The internships help students gain practical experience in the field to secure entry-level jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>These internships provide rich experience of working on live clinical studies that is otherwise a very highly regulated environment. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Our Programs <ul><li>Adapting to the needs of the students: </li></ul><ul><li>Three-six month short term programs for graduates or professionals who wish to enter or transition into this field. </li></ul><ul><li>12 month long term programs for fresh graduates who want to gain an advanced and comprehensive training. </li></ul><ul><li>Online programs for working professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge programs to help secure full-time placements in clinical research. </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Alternative Medicine, Medicine or equivalent. </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency in English </li></ul>
  21. 21. Our Programs <ul><li>We offer certificate, graduate and post-graduate level training in: </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Research Associate </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Data Management & Oracle Clinical </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance & Quality Control </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Investigator </li></ul>
  22. 22. Program Features <ul><li>Live, classroom training as well as online sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on training with live projects for clinical research. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished guest lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Internship programs to gain practical experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Soft skills enhancement and career counseling services. </li></ul><ul><li>Placement assistance. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Contact Information 510 Thornall Street Suite 360 Edison NJ USA 08837 (732) 339-5410/ 848-299-5900 [email_address]