A presentation given by Jim Cochrane, Recherche Clinique Cochrane, Inc., is titled:
” Who’s the Boss: Being an Independent CRA”.
Jim started to work in clinical research in 1994 after graduating from Concordia University with a Bachelors’ in Exercise Science and the University of Waterloo with a Masters’ in Kinesiology. After a brief start with Glaxo as both data manager and regional CRA, he established himself over 4 and half years as a senior data manager and clinical/data project manager with Phoenix International Life Sciences (now INC). Following short stays with Pfizer and Moncoa Medical Research, again in both data management and clinical research, Jim’s career as a home-based CRA took off in 2001 when he joined Innovus Research (now inVentiv Clinical). He became an ACRP certified CRA in 2004. In 2008, cut-backs at i3 Research presented him with an opportunity to become an independent clinical research consultant. Since then, Jim have worked with pharmaceutical companies, CROs and independent sites as a CRA, Auditor and Quality Specialist.
Jim will address the following questions:
1) Becoming a Clinical Research Associate
- Many paths to the same career
- Current state of the market
2) Process and transformation from employee to businessman
- determine what you know and what you don’t
- learn to wear many hats: CRA, business developer, IT, accountant, lawyer, insurance agent
3) Thinking outside the box
- how to find work
- what type of work can you do?
- full-time vs part-time
4) Answering the many masters – who is the boss?
- contract and workload management
- life / work balance
5) Managing your own career
- training manager
- awareness of the industry and future trends
6) Pro’s and Con’s
7) Is being an independent CRA for you?
When and Where?
6:30pm to 9pm on Tuesday March 1, 2016
Essence Restaurant Bar Lounge
2001 University Street
Montreal, H3A 2A6
Cost: $15 (up to 48h before the event) / $20 regular price / FREE if you purchase a yearly membership
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