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Info Event on a career as Clinical Research Associate: “Clinical trials – A varied job market for graduates in natural sciences”, 1 Mar 2022

GAUSS-Career_Flyer_4seitig_09032018-1UMG_OHNE_4CAre you interested in a career in clinical research and always wondered what job profiles are available in this area? Then this information session is for you!

Our guest speaker, Dr. Florian Walker (teamlead clinical project management) from the UMG Study Center, will introduce you not only to the work of a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) but also to further job opportunities in the area of Clinical trials.

  • Date: Tuesday, 1 March 2022
  • Time: 15:00-16:00 (appr.)
  • Location: online
  • Registration: Please write a short e-mail to if you plan to attend, so we can send you the login details in due time!

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Clinical trials are essential for the approval of medical products and therapies. Medical products have to go through a lengthy process in order to prove safety and efficacy. Preclinical studies are followed by several clinical trials on human subjects. This approval process (especially of clinical trials on human subjects) is regulated by the specifications for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and national legislations (e.g. German Medicinal products act).

To ensure safety of patients and data validity the clinical research associate (CRA) monitors the activity of study sites. This is done to verify that the sites work in accordance to protocol, GCP and legal requirements. The Clinical Trials Unit of the University Medical Center (CTU UMG) offers these services for investigator initiated trials (IIT) to support academic research. Thus, a CRA plays a fundamental role in the scientific and regulatory process for the interpretation of medical data and implementation of new diagnostics and therapeutics.