ICON Clinical Research Associate Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Clinical Research Associate interview at ICON, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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What would you say is your greatest strength as a Clinical Research Associate?

This is a common interview question as the interviewer wants to hear what you value in your work and what you can add to their team at ICON plc. As they likely consider many great candidates to be their next Clinical Research Associate, this question can help separate the top candidate.

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ICON Clinical Research Associate Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What would you say is your greatest strength as a Clinical Research Associate?

  • 2. From what you've learned today, what can you bring to ICON plc that other candidates can't?

  • 3. Walk me through a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures. Why was it important for you to take this initiative?

  • 4. What experience do you have relating to people with a background different from yours?

  • 5. How will you motivate yourself if you have a heavy workload here at ICON plc?

  • 6. Have you ever had difficulty instructing any member of your team on how a project should proceed?

  • 7. Talk me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently than you. How did you get the job done?

  • 8. How would you motivate your ICON plc colleagues for an upcoming trial that you were responsible for?

  • 9. When have you shown excellent communication skills in your work as a Clinical Research Associate?

  • 10. Have you ever encountered a time where you overlooked an important detail in a previous project? What did you learn from that situation that you can bring to the ICON plc team?

  • 11. If you were to join ICON plc, what you feel would be your biggest hurdle or your greatest weakness to overcome?

  • 12. What made you choose becoming a Clinical Research Associate as a career path?

  • 13. Do you have any questions for us?

  • 14. Would you bring any experience with writing a standard operating procedure (SOP) to the ICON plc team?

  • 15. What are your salary expectations if offered this role at ICON plc?

  • 16. If you were offered to join ICON plc as our next Clinical Research Associate, when could you ideally start?

  • 17. If being a Clinical Research Associate wasn't an option for you, what other career path would you have chosen?

  • 18. What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

  • 19. How would your current manager describe you?

  • 20. Why are you looking to leave your current position?

  • 21. How do you stay on top of new governing regulations as a Clinical Research Associate?

  • 22. If I were to reach out to them today, how would your current colleagues describe you?

  • 23. Talk about a time you used logic in solving a problem. Why was it important to take a logical approach in this situation?

  • 24. If you were to join ICON plc as a Clinical Research Associate, would you come with the ability to adapt to the everchanging conditions we face?

  • 25. Our Clinical Research Associates are expected to travel up to 60% of the time. Would you join ICON plc with the ability to travel regularly for this job?

  • 26. When have you turned a negative relationship with a colleague into a positive relationship?

  • 27. What attracts you the most about becoming a Clinical Research Associate at ICON plc?

  • 28. How do you feel your educational path has prepared you to become a Clinical Research Associate at ICON plc?

  • 29. Give an example of a time you trained someone on a procedure. What went well and what did you learn from the experience?

  • 30. In your work as a Clinical Research Associate, what do you feel is the difference between accuracy and precision?

  • 31. We prioritize patient safety at ICON plc. How do you think this impacts this role as a Clinical Research Associate?

  • 32. Tell me about your previous experience coordinating clinical research studies.

  • 33. In the scenario where a quality assurance audit fails on the job at ICON plc, what troubleshooting steps would you take?

  • 34. How would you handle an unethical request from a superior as a Clinical Research Associate?

  • 35. How will you handle the stresses of working as a Clinical Research Associate with ICON plc?