Clinical Research Resume Guide

3 Clinical Research Resume Examples - Here's What Works In 2023

Clinical research is an important part of the pharmaceutical industry and helps us understand illnesses and create effective drugs to improve our health. This guide will show clinical researchers how to create winning resumes and progress in their clinical research careers.

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Hiring Manager for Clinical Research Roles
Author: Emma Berry-Robinson
Senior Hiring Manager - Clinical Research Roles
19+ Years of Experience

Being a clinical researcher requires a very specific set of skills and extended research experience. Educationally, recruiters will be looking to see at least a bachelor’s degree in a life science subject. Beyond that, you need to show that you can use all industry standards research tools and that you understand clinical research procedures and regulations.


If you manage to get a job in this profession, you will be joining just over 7 thousand researchers (in the US), 61.7% of whom are women. You will most likely work in the education sector or the private sector, with those two sectors taking up around 73% of all clinical researchers.


Beyond your education and industry standards tools, your resume should indicate your great communication and teamwork skills as well as dedication to your work and critical thinking skills. This guide includes successful resume samples approved by recruiters, as well as some skills and action verb options that you could use to elevate your resume today.