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Senior Clinical Research Associate
$72K-$88K / yr. (est.)
$72K
$80,278 / year
$88K
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What does a Senior Clinical Research Associate do?

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How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Senior Clinical Research Associate?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Senior Clinical Research Associate.
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Senior Clinical Research AssociatePhoenix, AZ - 9 months ago
I can't believe it takes that long! I'll never get there at this rate. 😢
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4 months ago
once you learn the basic CRA skillset, the quality of your work will always proactively shorten the timeline from CRA1 to Sr. CRA.
How Long Do Senior Clinical Research Associate Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Senior Clinical Research Associates works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Data AnalystHouston, TX - 9 months ago
senior cras, do you feel that 3-5 years on the job provides you with enough opportunity to truly master the necessary skills?
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Medical AssistantMiami, FL - 9 months ago
Wow! I can't believe the dedication required to serve as a Senior CRA for 3-5 years in such a complex field.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Senior Clinical Research Associate Employees?
Frequent job changes in Senior Clinical Research Associate, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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Clinical Data ManagerMiami, FL - 9 months ago
i think job changes for Senior Clinical Research Associates could indicate a lack of job satisfaction or bad management situations 😕.
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4 months ago
Alot of factors come into play on how long you may want to stay in Sr CRA position. Do you love the company you are working for, do they align to excellent standards, is management supportive of the CRA, how many projects and/or sites assigned, travel demands- travel today is much more stressful than many years ago; work-life balance; and what are your career or purpose for job goals, are all factors impacting length of stay in a current Sr. CRA position.

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How long does a Senior Clinical Research Associate work in this position across multiple employers?
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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Senior Clinical Research Associate Employees?
Gender ratio in Senior Clinical Research Associate position: 0.35643039049236 Male and 0.64356960950764 Female. Age ratio in Senior Clinical Research Associate position: 16-20: 2%, 21-30: 51%, 31-40: 34%, 41-50: 10%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 0%. Senior Clinical Research Associate position is predominantly female (64.4%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Senior Clinical Research AssociateSan Francisco, CA - 9 months ago
I can't believe there are no Senior Clinical Research Associates age 60 and above! Is this field not friendly towards older professionals? 🤔
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4 months ago
Most Sr. CRA's have moved up the career ladder to Clinical Trial Management at the Pharmaceutical Level by age 60, but that does not deter from anyone WANTING to travel as a Sr. CRA in this age group- in fact, they are the ones usually mentoring the CRA1 and CRA2 team members.

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Senior Clinical Research Associate?
Top employers of Senior Clinical Research Associate position: IQVIA, PAREXEL, PPD. People who work in Senior Clinical Research Associate position most typically go on to work for the IQVIA.
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Senior Clinical Research AssociateMiami, FL - 9 months ago
IQVIA excels in this field, but PAREXEL and PPD are worth considering. Look for a company that values work-life balance and employee satisfaction.
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4 months ago
Syneos Health; and working directly with a Sponsor [Pharmaceutical Company] are also great options
IQVIA
PAREXEL
PPD
What Industries Does Senior Clinical Research Associate Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Senior Clinical Research Associate: Manufacturing, Health Care, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Administrative & Support, Education. Senior Clinical Research Associate employees most likely come from a Manufacturing industry background.
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Senior Clinical Research AssociateSan Francisco, CA - 9 months ago
Geez, it seems like being a Senior Clinical Research Associate demands a high level of attention to detail and organization skills. Is that correct?
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4 months ago
Clinical trials should be designed to protect the rights, safety and well-being of participants and assure the reliability of results. I say "should be" because that is exactly what a clinical trial is suppose to do. For great reading, if interested in the role - look up ICH R3 GCP [good clinical practice] and if in US- FDA ICH Guidelines and Form 1572 Section 9 Investigator Commitments, and History of why the current laws are in place to protect subjects, and now, are those laws being implemented from the sponsor level down [or not], and if not, why. The CRA role is an important role no matter your level to ensure clinical study compliance of these GCP guidelines, and to document, report, and escalate if these established safety practices are not being acted upon. You are the hands, feet, eyes and ears making sure in behalf of the Sponsor or CRO who hired you to ensure clinical safety compliance is in place at the investigative site level. Sponsors/CRO management are accountable at the Sponsor level of their decisions made and why toward this compliance as well. No matter your role in clinical research- at site, CRO or Sponsor level it is a very important role to take seriously. This role makes a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the patients [whom you will never meet] to ensure all parties involved, including the subject has met required quality standards, protocol, and required reporting standards. I always encourage the CRA team to never forget how important their role is, and yes, effective time management, organization and documentation is key skill sets to have in this role.

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How is the gender diversity among people working as a Senior Clinical Research Associate?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
More women than men choose this profession.
What is the typical age to work as a Senior Clinical Research Associate?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The average age is 31
Is a Senior Clinical Research Associate considered to be a senior profession?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You need 6 years of experience to work as a Senior Clinical Research Associate.
What industries does a Senior Clinical Research Associate typically work in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most typically work in the Professional / Scientific / Technical industry.
Is it encouraged to have a degree as a Senior Clinical Research Associate?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Bachelor of Science degree is the typical for a Senior Clinical Research Associate
As a Senior Clinical Research Associate, which company should I definitely check out for jobs?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
IQVIA, PAREXEL, PPD, PRA Health Sciences and Syneos Health (Previously INC Research/inVentiv Health) has the most employees.
How many years do people work as a Senior Clinical Research Associate before changing their role?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for 4 years before considering changing to another role.
How likely is it for people working as a Senior Clinical Research Associate to switch companies still working as a Senior Clinical Research Associate?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
A Senior Clinical Research Associate typically works for multiple companies.
What occupations do people usually work in before becoming a Senior Clinical Research Associate?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Research Coordinator or Regional Clinical Research Associate are the typical prior positions for a Senior Clinical Research Associate
What can be the next step in your career path from Senior Clinical Research Associate?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Trial Manager or Clinical Project Manager are good next steps for a Senior Clinical Research Associate
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