The PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year will close for entry on the 31st January 2019 – make sure you allow yourself enough time to work through the process.

This competition is the perfect opportunity for you to receive the rewards and recognition for your skills that you deserve – competing in a ‘real world’ test against the very best in the clinical research industry.

Everyone who participates in this competition wins something, whether it's the ultimate accolade of being the 'Clinical Researcher of the Year', the knowledge and growth that comes from seeing how your skills stack up against your peers, or the invaluable learnings that come from the judges expert feedback.

Hesitate no further – Enter Now!

The first stage of this competition asks candidates to complete a multiple-choice questionnaire in which a score of at least 80% must be achieved – one re-take is allowed for this process. Competitors must then complete a 1000 word essay, and those entrants judged to have the best essays will be invited to the final stage of the competition - which will take place on Thursday the 21st March 2019 for single entries and 28th March for team entries.

Click here for more information on the entry process.

There are a broad range of categories available for all types of clinical researcher - these range from Clinical Trial Administrator, Clinical Research Associate, Project Manager & more. See the full list of categories to find out which one best suits your skills.

Lauren Cassidy, Clinical Research Associate for PPD and winner of the Aspiring Clinical Research Associate category for the 2018 competition said, “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”.

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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