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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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Communication
Exceptional Communication
Written Communication

Research Coordinator Seniority Levels

Research Analyst
10% made the transition
Research Fellow
9% made the transition
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Research Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

£31,833 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £32K
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