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Thousands of jobs are available in India in clinical trials - an insight from ICRI?

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Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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  • Kolhapur

Clinical Trials is all about the entire analysis and testing of various medicines and lab equipment before reaching the shelves of the medical organizations and institutes. The expected rise in the clinal trial market seems to be over USD 26 billions worldwide. This will directly result in high demand for the professionals related to clinical research and healthcare industry. Even the salary package offered to the students may be high as much as 12 lacs withing 5 years of the initial package depending upon the areas of the field in this industry. Approx 2,50,00 vacancies are being expected in the upcoming years for clinical trial students all over the world.

According to ICRI, There is lucrative career progression in clinical research in the countries such as USA, India, Europe and Singapore. About 2 million people will get employed in the US and over 70,000 in the UK bringing excellent opportunities for the students. Numerous job posts can be assigned to the students of clinical research at various posts.  We are going to discuss some of them below:

  • Doctors: One can apply for various designations such as Principal Investigators, Co-investigator, Medical Advisor, Drug Developers, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Clinical Research Physician.


  • Graduates from  Paramedics, Pharmacists & Life Science can get better options in the fields such as Medical Writers, Clinical Research Associates, Site coordinators, Clinical Research Manager, Drug Development Associates, Clinical Data Management, Pharmacovigilance Executive, Clinical Trail analyst, Drug Reviewer, Drug Safety Physician & much more.


  • For managerial positions, one can kick-start his career as a Business Developer, Clinical Project Manager, Clinical Research Manager, Regulatory Affairs etc. One should have the academics qualification related to Life science and Health Science.


  • CR Associates: Clinical research associates has the responsibility to monitor various clinical trials and work on a protocol, check clinical sites, CRF's and visit personally to various places for getting assured results.


  • CR investigators: Those who passed BA or BE in clinical Research can apply for the post of an investigator. The role of Clinical Research Investigator is to write or revise SOP, Review medical protocols, investigating brochures,  ICF & CRFs Protocol, prepare and conduct plans of  CRF & ICF preparations and  BA/BEIEC/IRB affairs-GC.


  • Coordinators: Study coordinator has to provide safety and protection to all the reports related to medical data.
  • Biostatistician/Manager: A Biostatistician is responsible for designing, studying and predicting various illnesses, evaluate new treatments and effective medications. One has to research, design, implement and interpret the results of all the medications for getting speedy recovery from diseases.


  • Regulatory affairs manager: RA manager has to review and register all the medical documents, evaluate technical data and all other issues related to regulatory authorities.


  • Auditors: Clinical Trial auditors has the key role in conducting audits for regulatory affairs. He is responsible for assuring GLP/GCP as per FDA regulations, systematic operations and company policies.


  • Manager: Clinical Research Manager has to manage, supervise, train and mentor all the staff related to clinical research. He is also responsible to set budgets and contracts, review and approve regulatory documents, approve CRFs, develop a protocol. Business Development manager is responsible for establishing relationships and connect to potential clients. One should have the ability to get leads and work on market research. Clinical data manager has to work on accuracy and consistency of all the data for regulatory purposes.


  • Drug Safety Associate: One has the key role in managing, relay, maintain, summarize and set standards for all the drugs related regulations and safety. He has to submit SADR report to the regulatory affairs and participate in various tasks or training related to drug safety issues.


  • Medical writer: One who has flair in English language and knowledge of medical terms can work on the documentation, manuscripts, abstracts related to medical issues.


  • Recruiters: One can work as a recruiter and can connect to various big brands such as Accenture, Cipla, Clinigene, CliniRx, Clinisys, Cognizant, Excel Lifesciences, Global Spectrum, Jubilant, iGate, Indegene Life Systems, Manipal Accunova, Neeman, Nicholas Piramal, Novartis, Panacea, Quintiles, Ranbaxy, Sanofi-Aventis, Siro Clinpharm, TCS & more. One can also kick start their career as an auditor, Patents, and IP related positions and work with Quality Control agencies.


ICRI - The Pioneer in Clinical Research Field

ICRI is the institute which offers more than 2500 medical industries with 100% employment to their students. Major companies such as HCS, TCS & WIPRO hire employees directly through ICRI. Even the companies like Ranbaxy, DR Reddy’s labs, Glaxo SmithKline & Novartis offer an internship to the students of ICRI. Corporate training workshops conducted by ICRI helps students to get updated of the latest trends and practices related to clinical research and healthcare industry. All big brands prefer students studying from ICRI for better job placements along with higher salary scale.

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