Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
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Linical’s “Clinical Research Associates”: Feature 1
Linical undertakes contracts for the development of strategic products by major pharmaceutical companies, specializing in “Phase II and III” processes, which are particularly vital in the development of new drugs, and focusing largely on difficult diseases and disorders in areas such as oncology, CNS (Central Nervous System), and immunology. (In the area of oncology, we also undertake Phase I work.) At Linical, people who have no experience in these fields receive guidance from our highly experienced CRAs as well as in-house training before being assigned to projects.
Linical’s “Clinical Research Associates”: Feature 2
Advance your career from an early stage at Linical!
The CRAs (Clinical Research Associates) listed below are moving up the ladder rapidly.
- Male, age 31: Joined Linical after three and a half years as a CRA at a foreign CRO. Started as a subsection manager (Kakaricho); promoted to deputy section manager (Kachodairi) after two and a half years; promoted to section manager (Kacho) one year later.
- Female, age 29: Joined Linical after three years at a Japanese CRO. Started as a general employee; promoted to subsection manager (Kakaricho) after two years.
- Female, age 28: Joined Linical after graduation. In her third year was the only member of her contemporaries to be promoted to subsection manager (Kakaricho).
The skills needed by CRAs (Clinical Research Associates) are medical and pharmaceutical knowledge, clinical examination knowledge, communication skills, presentation skills, PC skills, and schedule management skills.
Presentation and communication skills are obviously important, but the work of CRAs does not consist solely of going out to work at medical institutions. The ability to create documentation to send to medical institutions is also important. We will make sure that you develop a mastery of the necessary medical and pharmaceutical knowledge with thorough training.
Work tasks and work pattern
You will participate in projects on contract for major pharmaceutical companies, engaging in a series of monitoring tasks ranging from getting projects off the ground — e.g., dealing with facility selection, contract procedures, startup meetings — to SDV, CRF collection, and completion procedures. There are basically two types of work a clinical research associate engages in: outside work, visiting medical institutions; and inside work, which largely involves report preparation. When working at distant locations, you will mainly travel directly between there and your home, but when you work at the office you will often be sitting in front of a computer most of the day.