Clinical researchers in the Americas: you've got until February 8 to take part in a prestigious competition that offers a unique career development opportunity. PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – The Americas is open for entries!

How to enter:

Stage 1: Complete Multiple Choice Questionnaire

Stage 2: Those who score 70% or more complete a 1000 word clinical challenge. Retakes are permitted.

Stage 3: The top candidates from Stage 2 attend and compete in the Finals day on April 28, 2017, in Seattle, Washington

Designed to recognize 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.

Speaking about the competition, previous winner and senior clinical researcher Robert Robbins said: "The competition is an excellent opportunity to connect with other top research colleagues and showcase your individual talents and skills.  The Finals day of the competition reflects real world situations, timelines, and critical decisions that we face on a daily basis.  For me, winning the CROY Award is a personal acknowledgment of my commitment and dedication to my study volunteers over the last twenty years.  Most importantly, I am proud to represent Clinical Research Coordinators' hard work and pivotal contributions to the drug development process.  No medication would be on the market without us."

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.

Adding to the value of the experience, the competition is being held 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.


Entry deadline: February 8, 2017

Awards night and gala dinner: April 28, 2017, Seattle, Washington

ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo: April 29 - May 2, 2017, Seattle, Washington

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

For more information about the ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo, please visit