I can only speak of my personal experience, but it's weird.
A friend of mine's dad is the chair of his department at the hospital (vascular surgery). He was looking for a research assistant. His high-school aged son had been doing the work for him. It's basically just data entry.
I applied for the job as a beginning graduate student and was told I didn't meet the criteria for the job They wanted someone with a master's degree already. Yet his high school son had been doing the job before.
So... good luck.
nope, I got a job elsewhere. these guys were also looking for full-time employees, and it's hard to work 40 hours and go to grad school full time and work another job part time.thanks, but I thought your story was going to have a positive outcome. So did you ever get any clinical research?
Normally you start out in bench research and list your publications from that......but then again persistance, ****loads of clinical experience, a few good connections and force of will has opened a lot of doors in my case. My publications and pending publications have just acted as application padding for anything I've pursued thus far.How do you go about getting clinical research when most of these positions ask you to list all your publications before they give you such a position? Someone has to give you the opportunity or how do you ever get it. frustrating...
Normally you start out in bench research and list your publications from that......but then again persistance, ****loads of clinical experience, a few good connections and force of will has opened a lot of doors in my case. My publications and pending publications have just acted as application padding for anything I've pursued thus far.
I've never tried for paid research positions, mainly because I have a full time job that it pays better than a research job. I do believe that to get a paid clinical research position it may well require either years of productive and proven research or a degree.How does one find paid research? During this next year, I would like a paid position for once
look for a job as a clinical research coordinator. it is working in pharmaceutical trials but it can lead to other opportunities. the doc i work for ended up giving me my own project and i got to work on some investigator initiated projects (not pharmaceutical related). although there is a lot of paper work involved in the job you'll learn a lot about clinical medicine and what it takes to get a new drug approved or even an old one approved for a different indication. and most important you'll get quality patient interaction . . . taking vitals, taking histories, assisting in blood draws and other stuff depending on the field and type of trial.