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Clinical Research Coordinators

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Entry-level positions for clinical research coordinators often require at least one or two years of prior experience monitoring clinical research trials. Coordinators must have strong organizational and research skills, the ability to work well with team members and subjects, and clear communication skills. The job entails gathering and analyzing information and solving problems. In addition to interpersonal abilities, strong technology knowledge is required for tracking patients, recording data, and writing reports. People who do well in this field have initiative and are willing to step up to various responsibilities and challenges. They are able to stay on top of all the details, are adaptable to changing work conditions, and approach their work in an honest, ethical manner.

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