Designed to recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas is a valuable learning and development opportunity for clinical researchers based in the Americas. The 3-stage entry process has been designed to challenge and inspire clinical researchers, allowing them to benchmark their skills against those of their peers in a learning environment, and have them judged by an independent steering committee of high-level industry leaders.

The PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas competition will be held on April 28, 2017, in Seattle, Washington, in association with the ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo. The ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo, April 28-May 2, will explore the future of clinical trial operations. Attendees will learn from the influencers, innovators, and regulators driving change in clinical trial operations. All members of the clinical research team will gain practical strategies to manage change, streamline operations, and minimize risk. The ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo is the leading education and networking event for clinical research professionals.

Speaking about the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas competition, Stephanie Gonzalez, Director of Project Delivery, PRA, and team member of Strategic Partnership Team of the Year 2016, says "It was extremely rewarding that we could leverage our experience, trust, and ability to communicate and collaborate. The competition itself and the process of participating in it was a valuable learning experience, which has enriched our day-to-day working relationship. I am so thankful for the opportunity the competition provided, and so proud of my team and our result."

How the Competition Works:

  1. Candidates complete an online multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ) containing questions based on ICG/GCP/FDA regulatory guidelines.
  2. Those who achieve a 70% pass rate on the MCQ are invited to respond to a short Clinical Challenge, which will explore category-specific competencies.
  3. The top candidates will be invited to compete in an on-the-day challenge on April 28 in Seattle, Washington, that will assess their competencies and skills against those of their peers.

Click here to enter!

Key Dates:

Entry deadline: 8th February 2017

Awards night and gala dinner: 28th April 2017

ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo: 29th April - 2nd May 2017

For more information about the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas competition, please contact Gill Chalk at or +44 (0)20 7240 6999, or visit

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