Posts Tagged: clinical research

Top Clinical Research Job Interview Tips From Dr. Tigran Uzunyan

Navigating the job market in clinical research can be daunting, especially when it comes to acing that all-important job interview. With the stakes high, candidates often seek guidance on effectively presenting their qualifications, experiences, and accomplishments. To shed light on this critical process, we turned to Dr. Tigran Uzunyan, a renowned clinical pharmacologist and research scientist with over two decades of experience in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, and academia. Dr. Uzunyan brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into what employers seek in a clinical research professional. In this blog post, Dr. Uzunyan shares his top tips for excelling in.. READ MORE »

Championing Student Success: Clinical Research Graduate Henry Vu

The path to a fulfilling career in clinical research can be daunting. Fortunately, success stories like Henry Vu’s inspire aspiring professionals. A graduate of the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) program in clinical research, drug safety, and pharmacovigilance, Henry’s journey highlights the crucial role institutions like AAPS play in bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industry readiness. Henry Vu is currently thriving in his role at BioPharma Services, where he works as a lab quality control and report writer in their Bioanalytical Lab. His journey to this position has been marked by dedication, rigorous education, and the invaluable.. READ MORE »

Upskill for Success: Reflections From Clinical Research Graduate Sowmya Ramachandran

“The only constant in the universe is change,” observes the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. This saying rings especially true in clinical research and pharmacovigilance, a field characterized by rapid advancements and evolving regulations. In this dynamic environment, upskilling – the continuous acquisition of new skills and knowledge – is necessary. This blog post explores the compelling advantages of upskilling for clinical research professionals, drawing on the inspiring story of Sowmya Ramachandran, a recent AAPS graduate who leveraged upskilling to propel her career forward. Building a Strong Foundation in India Sowmya, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from India, boasts a rich background.. READ MORE »

A Clinical Research Success Story: Tolulope Adegbite

Embarking on clinical research training abroad is a transformative experience for many students but can present multiple challenges. International students encounter numerous obstacles, such as acclimating to an unfamiliar culture, mastering the intricacies of a foreign educational system, and learning to navigate the complexities of new workplace norms and professional etiquette. Our students prioritize gaining the knowledge crucial for their future achievements. Equally, they value the availability of a robust support system to ensure their success. Exploring the possibility of studying at AAPS brings you closer to discovering many inspiring success stories. Many of our students once faced uncertainty about.. READ MORE »

Entry-Level Positions to Pursue After a Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Diploma Program

Pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry can be a rewarding and lucrative experience, especially if you have a passion for improving public health and patient safety. AAPS’ comprehensive and rigorous Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Post-Graduate Diploma Program can help introduce you to the exciting and challenging world of pharmacovigilance and prepare you for a fulfilling career in the field. Completing your pharmacovigilance diploma program opens up a world of possibilities for a career in the industry. There are numerous entry-level positions to consider, each offering the opportunity to build your skills and advance within the industry. Three.. READ MORE »

SOPs: What Students in Clinical Research Training Need to Know

Conducting clinical trials requires specialized knowledge in order to write study protocols, conduct drug safety activities, and monitor the trials. Clinical research professionals are required to demonstrate that clinical work has been performed in compliance with regulations and operational practices. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are designed for that purpose. SOPs are a set of instructions that define and standardize procedures in clinical trials. They clearly document the rules of procedure to maintain consistency and accuracy.  Students in clinical research training explore the global and national healthcare systems, including health care legislation, guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOPs). With an understanding.. READ MORE »

4 Reasons to Consider a Career in Clinical Research

As long as people continue to desire personalized treatment options when they get sick, there will be a need for clinical research professionals. Put simply, clinical research involves conducting trials to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs before public distribution, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained at all times. These trials and studies are what researchers rely on to make sure drug treatments can officially be brought to market. Having a career in this field allows you to work directly in developing treatments that help others with their health issues. Anyone hoping for a career in healthcare.. READ MORE »

GVP and GCP Inspections: How They Affect Clinical Research

When a drug is ready to be widely distributed, GVP and GCP inspections are necessary steps to take beforehand. GVP inspections are done for any establishment selling or importing a drug after its approval, while GCP inspections are undertaken during clinical trials. Such inspections are meant to ensure these trials are compliant with regulations, the establishments are reporting any adverse reactions to the drug(s), and that integrity and quality control standards are met. Short for Good Pharmacovigilance Practice and Good Clinical Practice respectively, these inspections are also completed to make sure all participants will be safe during the trials. Here’s.. READ MORE »

Curious About CCRP Courses? Discover These Facts About Natural Health Product Licensing

The career of someone involved in clinical research has a lot to do with pharmaceutical and health products, but this isn’t only limited to the prescription medications that may initially come to mind. Natural Health Products (NHPs) are substances that don’t require a prescription to purchase, and includes, but is not limited to:         Vitamins         Minerals         Herbal remedies         Homeopathic medicines         Probiotics         Chinese traditional medicines         Ayurvedic traditional medicines According to a 2010 Ipsos-Reid survey,.. READ MORE »

Common Job Interview Questions for Students in CCRP Training

A career as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) will be both demanding and rewarding, and come with a variety of different kinds of opportunities. When you begin your job search, it will be important to keep in mind two essential questions: What kind of job are you best suited to? What kind of organization is best suited to you? If you have a clear idea of what you want to do, then it will be easier to make sure you are making the most out of your applications. When you are called in for an interview, your targeted approach.. READ MORE »