Founded in 1999, the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year is a rigorous, real-world competition that attracts entrants from all over the globe.
Designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, the competition offers a unique opportunity for professionals working within the research fraternity to benchmark their skills against their peers in a learning environment, and have them judged by an independent steering committee of high-level industry leaders.
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The International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2016 is free to enter, and is open to all levels of clinical researchers working within the pharmaceutical industry. The three-stage competition is comprised of a multiple choice questionnaire set by the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR), an essay set by the executive steering committee, and an on-the-day challenge that will assess the competencies and skills of clinical researchers against their peers.
All entrants will receive valuable mentoring and feedback on their performance - invaluable for personal development, self-reflection and motivation. Previous years’ entrants have found the competition a fantastic way to gain professional recognition from senior industry marketing leaders and key stakeholders, leading to career progression and development.
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Paul Quinn, head of clinical operations at Vectura Group and vice-chair of the competition’s executive steering committee, commented: “This competition is absolutely relevant - career development has never been more important for clinical researchers. The PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year competition provides a unique opportunity for those working in clinical research to develop and challenge themselves while competing against peers. All candidates who reach the final will gain written feedback and will know they are among the best in the industry.”
Gill Chalk, head of events at PharmaTimes, added: “For the 2016 International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition, we have introduced a dedicated Twitter and LinkedIn group, which, along with a targeted marketing campaign, will allow us to further engage with the clinical research community and raise the profile of the competition for finalists and sponsors.”