Clinical Research
Interview

Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_Research
Last Updated: February 28, 2014, 8:18 pm
Mock Interview
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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
Health
60%
Average
Not Provided
Three Weeks
Over Fifty
Education Requirements

Medical scientists typically need a Ph.D. from an accredited postsecondary institution. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician. It is helpful for medical scientists to have both a Ph.D. and a medical degree.

Work Environment

Medical scientists usually work in offices and laboratories. They spend most of their time studying data and reports. Medical scientists sometimes work with dangerous biological samples and chemicals, but they take precautions that ensure a safe environment.

Clinical Research Interview Questions and Answers
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1. Are there any gaps in your training to date?
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no
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No
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I had 5 months gap when I came to this country in 2003 after my marriage . But that time I utilized for adjusting in the new home with new members of family plus I was waiting for pin number.
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2. What is your most fascinating experience you have had in your research?
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when preparing Investigator broucher, it is huge experience to go through the documents and preferred notes.
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3. Can you describe a piece of work, which you found particularly difficult in your current or last job? What did you do? How did you deal with it? What did you learn?
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The issue was regarding counselling the patient for a prenatal diagnostic test. The patient was frightend and was not ready to take up the test, had to take take personal care and sessions to make her understand about the necessity of the test.
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As iam a fresher i didnt faced such a issues.
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During my change management course when I introduced the skills for rns there was a bit of resistance from both rn and opn . But it was sorted.
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4. Talk about a case you have worked on with a client. Did you enjoy it? What did you base it on? How? Did it help?
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I enjoyed to help terminally illl patients
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5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a multi-disciplinary team?
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disadvantages: working with difficult team members, opposing opinions, conflicting schedules. Advantages: support system, variety of opinions and skills, comprehensive plan
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Advantage and disadvantage of mock interview.
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6. How do you feel about safety while conducting research on test subjects?
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I make sure subject safety by adhering to ICH GCP, regulatory requirement, protocol comliance
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7. If you were to start your career again what would you change?
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i would change the way i approached things. i would definitely be more confident and make choices without second guessing myself.
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8. Why do you want a job in Clinical Research?
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I am a student of inquiry and would love to be a part of a team designed to help the underserved population.
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The demand for Clinical research industry is on the rise..some 15 to 20 years back the exposure to clinical research was not much as a result any new drug takes more time to come into market. but as now the situation has changed to certain extent cos of the rapid growth in clinical research which can be very beneficial for the society as a whole.
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Coming from a relevant background(specify your research or at least life science or medical background)and having a training/internship or (if you are a fresher then recourse to research papers and methodologies)i feel myself a very viable candidate for the job as it matches my skills and relevant expertise therefore helping me to look ahead for a longer run in this field.
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Clinical Research helps in studying the various parameters in diagnosing and treating the various diseases. Important factors like Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. We can treat the disease according to age group upto severity of disease.
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Clinical research feild is booming now and im interested in research feild.
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the work is under more ethics and the information generated would be much beneficial for social use
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its an upcoming field
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9. What are your views on working with clients from different cultures?
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It is very interesting.
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Fundamentally, it doesn't change anything. People of different cultures are often under the same pressures as people in our culture. However, it is important to be aware of any differences in cummunication etc...
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10. Tell me what you feel are the beginning steps for every clinical research project?
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clinical research starts after the drug screening and pre-clinical phase , begining of clinical trials need first planing of trial process with all its resources and protocol designing for utilizing the resources and timely completing all trial phases with its proper complete reporting.
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clinical research starts after the drug screening and pre-clinical phase , begining of clinical trials need first planing of trial process with all its resources and protocol designing for utilizing the resources and timely completing all trial phases with its proper complete reporting.
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Clinical research is a multi step interdisciplinary project where it starts right from planning the hypothesis to an extensive pre clinical research,followed by application of IND, the three important phases and NDA application with post marketing PV or drug monitoring activities also known as Phase IV. A proper clinical data management process is also required to be implemented on lines with the conduction of trial.
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Drug Design and Drug discovery.
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Drug Discovery, Preclinical Test, IND Approval
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yes i have completed my sas.am a beginner so please guide me
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Research literature,planning the clinical trial,
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11. What are you looking for in your next posiiton?
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To get fellow ship training in infectious diseases, to become involved in publishing articles.
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12. How do you control the safety of your research patients?
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following the complianceof GCP
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Following the compliance of gcp.
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13. What is your dissertation topic, and how far along is your work on it?
14. Describe your project management experience.
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It is a very difficult task to do. The day I started till the end of the Project I was very tensed.
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15. What do you plan to do once you have finished your training?
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I would keep updating myself about latest advancements in the field.
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upgrade my knowledge with further job requirments
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16. What is your definition of Clinical Research?
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Any investigation in human subjects intended to discover or verify the clinical,pharmacological,and other pharmacodynamic effects of an investigational product.
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It is a branch of medical science to access the safety and efficacy f newly investigated products.
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Clinical trials are a step in medical research conducted to allow safety (or more specifically, information about adverse drug reactions and adverse effects of other treatments) and efficacy data to be collected for health interventions
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clinical research is aimed at improving treatment methods
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My self working as a quality assurance manager i am realy enjoy my job regarding quirey it is little bit difficult i will clarify the things.
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I want to see my self in a reputed position and to become director of clinical research.
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Clinical research is a type of research,carefully designed to determine the effectiveness and safety of drug or device in humans.
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17. What aspects of your current job do you particularly enjoy? What aspects do you find demanding and difficult? How do you deal with these issues?
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This will be a very intrest cause it is related to a patient's history,new diseases and also we can learn so many new things,so i would like to do this job.
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I enjoy recruiting subjects and PI for new trials. Keeping yourself organized and accurate at the same time can be challenging at times. I have to be very organized and prioritize so all the assignments get done on time.
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I enjoy the supervision and administration part of my job.The subordinates sometimes are demanding when they are not doing the work as they should.To deal with them I have meetings and inservice education to update everybody.
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this job helps with ill patients so i enjoy it. patients adverse effects, allergic reaction this deals with patients history.
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i enjoy doing my work accurately. i don feel any thing difficult. i deal properly.
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yes i am enjoying my job,my aspects regarding job to inhance my knowledge and contribute to Research organization through my knowledge and skills.
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Data collection and entry in to the data base as accurate as possible. Contacting clinician and sponsers to keep them informed about the progress. allowing more time for these tasks.
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I enjoy getting to know the ins and outs of the clinical studies I am working on. I think that is an advantage of Clinical Trail associate. One thing I found difficult was communication with foriegn sites. I would often find site monitors lack of communication a problem when ensuring protocol was being followed. In the past, I would just have to find regional sponsors, and keep going above them until I found answers when needed.
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I enjoy collecting data on case report form from different patients.Sometimes its very different to handle patients who are not aware of clinical research.I cope with such difficulties by using simple and understandable techniques
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I enjoy collecting data from different patients and writing details on case report form.Most difficult task is interaction with patients who doesn't have my information about clinical trials.I deal with such difficulties by making things simpler.Explaining patients in understandable way.
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18. What do you know about the research this organization has done?
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The Interviewee should be aware about the organization that what has done ? [atleast briefly]
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This trust is a large organization and has participated in various clinical trials. 2962 patients participated in the trials.
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19. Will you help raise money for clinical research?
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It is the Sponsor duty to financece.
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20. You are on training course with heavy workload and workaholic supervisor and what would you say to the supervisor? how else would you deal with it?
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Hi sir,today you gave me heavy work,first i have to learn the basics and the way to work hard.once knowing the process of working,i would have an idea to work hard.gradual increase in the workload may helpful for each and every employee.first i deal with some work after understanding only am going to the heavywork.am very glad to work under your guidence.
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21. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
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I would like to grow my career along with the organization.
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In a senior operations or a senior management position
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Working for you company.
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22. Tell us about a piece of clinical work that has been difficult/challenging for you. How did you deal with the challenge? How did it make you feel personally? How do you deal with your won stress in these situations?
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enrolling subjects is critical activity, though the study is clearly explained it is the matter of getting acceptance from the subject to involve in clinical trail, in such cases soft approach and clearing their doubts make sense and valuable
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23. If you had a dream project, what would it be?
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My dream project would be monitoring a new trial conducted in a different base exclusive african countries
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It would be scientific writing , where i would get ample opportunities to read about science and ofcourse express myself in writing.
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24. How will your education assist you in contributing to our company?
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Very helpful.
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What are your weakness?
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25. Tell me about all the research projects you have been involved with? Which was the most successful?