Designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, International Clinical Researcher of the Year is a rigorous, real world competition that attracts entrants from pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations, across the globe.

Comprising three-stages, 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 group of high-level industry leaders.

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The 2019 competition is now open for entries and nominations - entrants have until 31st January 2019 to complete their entry and submit their essay.

Lauren Cassidy,Clinical Research Associate, PPD was awarded Aspiring Clinical Research Associate of the Year 2018. "Winning the Aspiring Clinical Research Associate category was a great honour and I am proud to have received this recognition from PharmaTimes against such great competition. Competing in International Clinical Researcher of the Year was a real challenge and further developed my presentation abilities and broader skill set key to the clinical research associate role. I really enjoyed the process and I look forward to the challenge again next year."

In the Clinical Research Team of the Year category, 2018 winner, Ashlee Lucas, clinical site manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb says:
"We are incredibly honoured to have won ‘Clinical Research Team of the Year 2018’. The finals day was incredibly challenging and the competition tough; but it was an excellent opportunity for each of us to develop our team-work, communication and problem solving skills. Big thank you to PharmaTimes for organising such an excellent competition and all the judges involved on the day."

The categories, designed to enable clinical researchers at all levels of their career to enter, develop and be rewarded for their efforts, are:

  • Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA)
  • Aspiring Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Project Manager
  • Team Leader
  • In-House Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Team Pharma and CRO only)
  • Clinical Site
  • Start up  (New!)

Key dates:
Entry Closes: 31st January 2019
Singles Finals Day: 21st March 2019
Team Finals Day: 28th March 2019
Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony: 16th May 2019

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