clinical research resume format for freshers
Jobs range from bachelor’s degree entry-level CRAs with a description as follows: “responsible for assisting the clinical operations function and personnel assigned to the planning, execution and data collection activities on assigned clinical projects,” to more specialized jobs, such as Senior Research Associate Bioanalytical Development, with a description of “design and develop a broad range of bioanalytical assays including immunoassays (PK, ADA and occasionally biomarkers) and cell-based neutralizing antibody assays for protein and antibody-based therapeutics in compliance with GLP and regulatory guidance to support clinical and early development studies.”
There are a couple exceptions to this. First, if you started your career thirty years ago and prior to that cut-off did some amazing things or worked for well-known companies, they should be included. If you were the founder of a startup in the 1980s, like, oh, Genentech, that certainly is worthwhile. Or if, in an early part of your career you were working for companies like IBM , Apple , Sanofi , Shire , JP Morgan Chase, etc. It’s a judgement call. It’s also perfectly acceptable, if you give the most current jobs a lot of detail, then for older jobs, including something along the lines of: Additional employment includes Research Assistant (University of Alaska, 1980-1990), Laboratory Manager (Honolulu Diagnostics, 1991-1994), etc.
Many clinical research resume or CV templates have a section of typically nine to 16 bullet points just under the Career Summary paragraph labeled Areas of Strength, or Key Skills, or something similar. And there are typically three columns of bullet points. For a life science graduate, depending on your particular skill set, I would suggest certain general terms: Leadership, Experimental Design, Project Management, Grant Writing, Technical Writing, Supervision & Management. Just keep in mind that within certain industries, “Project Management” means something very specific and often has educational and certifications related to it. (Source: www.biospace.com)