What does a Clinical Trials 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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Avg. Experience8+ years

Clinical Trials Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£22,635 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£18K
Median: £23K
£29K
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Clinical Trials Assistant Career Path

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Read what Clinical Trials Assistant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Kennedy Krieger InstituteKennedy Krieger Institute
Clinical Assistant
27 Mar 2020

“Hourly pay is not worth it if you are not 100% into the job otherwise.”

CNSCNS
Clinical Assistant
21 Apr 2021

“High productivity and pay is not good”

IQVIAIQVIA
Clinical Trials Assistant
19 May 2020

“I met great teams and connections while I worked here”

Memorial Sloan KetteringMemorial Sloan Kettering
Clinical Assistant
24 Aug 2021

“One of the best when it comes to pay and benefits”

IQVIAIQVIA
Clinical Research Assistant
31 May 2021

“good work and life balance”

ATI Physical TherapyATI Physical Therapy
Clinical Assistant
28 Aug 2021

“workers are amazing and a pleasure to work with.”

Kennedy Krieger InstituteKennedy Krieger Institute
Clinical Assistant
22 Sep 2020

“I went through a two week training just to find out i would only be able to work overnights.”

IQVIAIQVIA
Clinical Trial Assistant
4 Aug 2020

“The salary is not the best on the market and too much workload.”

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