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Begin your Clinical Research Associate (CRA) career with Parexel

Helping the clinical research industry and the individuals breaking into it

Sometimes knowing how, and where, to start your Clinical Research Associate (CRA) career can be challenging. That's why our industry leaders established Parexel's Accelerated Program of Education, Exposure, and Experience (APEX) for CRAs back in 2022. The goal of the APEX Program is to provide foundational clinical research training - including project and system experience - to individuals wanting to become a CRA but are recent college graduates and have less than a year of monitoring experience. Through our 6 month program, we aim to form partnerships in which we can get to know your individual skills on a personal level and contribute to its organic growth in becoming a CRA.

If you have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Research or Nursing and are interested in kick-starting your CRA journey, learn more on how to join the other 250+ individuals across the Americas and EMEA who have completed the program. When applying to our APEX Program, our hiring process will entail a CV review, screening of qualifications, interviews and a post assessment selection.

Programa APEX CRA

El Programa acelerado de educación, exposición y experiencia para monitores de investigación clínica (Accelerated Program of Education, Exposure, and Experience for Clinical Research Associates, APEX CRA) proporciona formación básica en investigación clínica, incluida la experiencia en proyectos y sistemas, a nuevos CRA contratados que son recién graduados universitarios con menos de un año de experiencia en monitoreo.

Si tienes título universitario en Ciencias de la Salud, Farmacia, Investigación Clínica, Enfermería o carreras afines, y te interesa iniciar tu carrera laboral como CRA, lee sobre cómo unirte a nuestro equipo de más de 250 personas en América y EMEA que han completado el programa. 

Al postularte a nuestro Programa APEX, el equipo de contratación hará un análisis de tu perfil a través de la revisión de tu CV, entrevistas, y evaluaciones adicionales.

Why learn to become a CRA at Parexel?

We are a leading contract research organization with over 20,000 employees globally. For more than 40 years, we’ve assisted clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries to simplify their journey to market. We take our work personally, we do it with empathy and we're committed to making a difference. And together, we’re doing it With Heart™.

  • Collaborative Work Environment: Enjoy a supportive work environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration, expanding your professional network.

  • Career Progression: Parexel prioritizes a clear career path for CRAs and offers various training programs to improve skills and knowledge. 

  • Diverse Portfolio: Gain exposure to a wide range of studies across various therapeutic areas, enhancing your experience and expertise.

  • Industry Expertise: Learn from industry experts and be part of a renowned organization that provides valuable insights and knowledge.

  • #1 CROin Phase I clinical research and customer loyalty in the delivery of Phase II/III services

  • 3,000+project staff worldwide with Oncology/Hematology experienc

  • 250+Decentralized ClinicalTrials (DCTs)

Hear from graduated participants

Diego, a male Hispanic Venezuelan, is standing in a park, he has dark short hair and wears a black suit with a black shirt.

How did the APEX Program help you to become a Clinical Research Associate (CRA)?

"The foundational training helped a lot - from learning about the history of Clinical Researchers to the different documents we would be seeing within the role as a CRA!"

Diego Teraza: Fall 2022 Program

Olivia, a female American, with Pacific Islander and White heritage, is standing in front of a brick wall, she has dark long curly hair and wears a white top.

What impressed you about the APEX CRA Program?

"For me the thing that impressed me the most was my experience with the people! I had a genuine connection with everyone I talked to and met."

 Olivia Perry: Fall 2022 Program

Mimi, a female Vietnamese American, is holding an umbrella with both hands and smiling at the camera. She has dark long straight hair and wears a black pullover,

What did you enjoy most about the APEX CRA program?

"Meeting others on the same learning journey. To this day we keep in touch and continue to work through new issues we experience as a CRA. There is a sense of comfort knowing that you are not alone in learning the job."

Mimi Nguyen: Spring 2022 Program

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