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Research Associate - Entry Level

Job ID 83628BR Glendale, California
Jump start your clinical research career today and apply to join Parexel as a Research Associate at our Glendale, CA Early Phase Clinical Unit!

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Overview of position:
Research Associates work within a team environment to manage clinical trials occurring within Parexel’s Early Phase Unit. Research Associates will be working on Phase I clinical research trials within multiple therapeutics. This role will have the opportunity to become familiar with study protocols, recruit and interact with study participants and perform diagnostic laboratory tests.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Recruits study participants by calling the database, attending company sponsored community events and involvement in community recruitment including but not limited to posting flyers in schools, senior centers, supermarkets, and other establishments.
  • Manages patient experience through enrollment process, screening visits and lab testing.
  • Perform simple diagnostic laboratory tests (for example pregnancy tests, urinalysis, and drugs of abuse tests) according to current CLIA registration.
  • Identify and problem solve study-related issues as they arise, bringing it to the attention of the correct supervisor.
  • Ensure sample processing is completed correctly
  • Monitor the laboratory and supplies needed as well as drive efficiency and accountability within the EP Unit.
  • Maintain a positive, results orientated work environment, building relationships with management, colleagues, and other departments, communicating in an open, balanced and objective manner.


  • Demonstrated leadership ability and critical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
  • Customer service experience
  • B.S./M.A.+ in related life science field
  • LVN/Phlebotomy, preferred not required
This role may be subject to government and/or customer requirements regarding vaccination against COVID-19 that are more stringent than Parexel policy. Accordingly, successful applicants may need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.


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Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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