Clinical Research Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Clinical Research interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Describe your experience creating and writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).

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List of 30 Clinical Research Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Describe your experience creating and writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).

  2. 2.

    What is the most fascinating experience you have had during a clinical trial?

  3. 3.

    Are you more interested in the statistics in research or do you prefer to get straight to the answer?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about a time when you needed to seek advice. What did you learn from the situation? Do you find it easy to ask for help?

  5. 5.

    What is your strongest skill as a Clinical Researcher?

  6. 6.

    What questions do you have for me?

  7. 7.

    What are the benefits in leaving your current job for this position?

  8. 8.

    Tell me about a study that you dream of participating in, one day.

  9. 9.

    Have you ever been part of a clinical investigation led by the FDA due to non-compliance? How familiar are you with GCP standards and practices?

  10. 10.

    Have you ever faced an ethical dilemma in your clinical work? How did you handle it?

  11. 11.

    Would you like to be a Site Director in the future?

  12. 12.

    What does the term, clinical research, mean to you?

  13. 13.

    What steps do you take to ensure the safety of your participants during a clinical trial?

  14. 14.

    In your opinion, what is the most important factor in each phase of a clinical trial?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about your experience in grant writing and fundraising for clinical research.

  16. 16.

    Being a researcher can be really stressful. How do you handle the stress that comes with this line of work?

  17. 17.

    We receive a great deal of private funding which requires us to keep very close track or our spending. Outline your experience in budget management and resource allocation.

  18. 18.

    Which industry related current event interests you the most?

  19. 19.

    In your career, which research projects have you taken the most initiative on?

  20. 20.

    How do you feel about working in a multidisciplinary team (MDT)? In your opinion, what qualities do members of an MDT need to bring?

  21. 21.

    Which laboratory techniques are you familiar with?

  22. 22.

    We use a variety of robust internal software programs. What types of clinical trial management software have you used?

  23. 23.

    What type of data analysis are you most familiar with?

  24. 24.

    What are your salary expectations?

  25. 25.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  26. 26.

    When would you be available to start?

  27. 27.

    Can you talk to me about your GPA during graduate school?

  28. 28.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  29. 29.

    How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

  30. 30.

    How do you handle a larger than average workload?