Clinical Monitoring
​​​​​​​& Operations

Our Clinical Monitoring & Operations team reviews clinical research data and ensures effective interaction with clinical trial sites throughout a clinical research study. This is conducted remotely and through on-site monitoring. Our focus is on innovation, continuous data review and risk-based quality management principles.

Our Clinical Research Associates (CRAs), Assistant Clinical Research Associates (ACRAs), Clinical Trial Coordinators (CTCs) and customer-dedicated teams oversee the protocols and efficacy of treatments during trials. We support the logistics and organization of clinical sites — ensuring that patients receive needed care, as well as identifying and treating clinical trial participants. ​​​​​​​

What our team offers:

Industry leadership and data quality
We are a leader in introducing risk-based monitoring into all studies. We use advanced data analytics tools to continually assess processes throughout our sites. We have earned top industry rankings in technology and lab services.
Diverse initiatives and therapeutic areas
Our leadership in clinical research provides you with a variety of opportunities and exposure to a range of therapeutic areas. 
Positioning for advancement
We offer the opportunity to move and grow across our organization. Build experience throughout the study life-cycle, understand site operations and explore therapeutic areas. Our work environment provides flexible promotion cycles, allowing you to advance based on business needs and your competency development throughout the year.
Global scope, local feel - with reduced travel
Work for a global organization without leaving your ideal location. We are dedicated to supporting and fostering work-life balance and flexibility, including reduced travel for on-site roles. 

Hear from our colleagues:

“The most satisfying aspect of my position is the level of support and sense of community here. The amount of training given assures me that my company cares about my future by providing personal development to achieve long-term goals.”
Taja, CRA, Wilmington, NC
“When I joined Thermo Fisher Scientific's Clinical Research team, I immediately felt supported, not just by my manager but by my colleagues as well. Colleagues reached out to ask how my onboarding was going, checking in to see if they could help or just extend a nice welcome message. Making genuine connections and having a supportive network of colleagues keeps me excited about work. I know I can conquer any challenges in my role because I have a community around me that wants me to succeed.
Allison, Senior CRA, Austin, TX
“Becoming a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) here is the best decision that I have made in my professional career. The work-life balance is incomparable to any other company that I have worked for. My expectations have been exceeded tremendously. Management cares about our well-being and promotes teamwork. I love my job as a CRA at Thermo Fisher Scientific.”
Keisha, Senior CRA, North Carolina
"As an Operating Room Nurse, I was curious about how medicines were developed. I knew the world of clinical development could benefit from my experience and curiosity. As I researched opportunities, Thermo Fisher Scientific was clearly the best company for training and development in the clinical research industry. The onboarding process was exceptional. I have been at Thermo Fisher now for almost 7 years, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."
Adebola, Principal CRA
"My nursing background has been put to good use since starting as a CRA at Thermo Fisher Scientific. The work I did as a Nurse revolved around the patient, and it is no different in clinical research - we become strong patient advocates in various studies. I use my nursing background to ensure patient safety, which is what I enjoy the most about my role."
Erick, CRA, Clinician to CRA program graduate, North Carolina

Tell us about yourself:


I want to become a CRA
If you hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in life sciences or a clinical research field, have completed coursework in medical terminology and anatomy/physiology, and have a strong interest in the pharmaceutical industry, you may qualify. You can join as a Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC), Assistant Clinical Research Associate (ACRA), or Country Approval Specialist (CAS) and advance to the CRA role. Alternatively, if you are a clinician with five or more years of experience, you may transform your career to work in the clinical research industry with our Clinician to CRA Program.

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I'm an experienced CRA

​​​​​​​Should you seek a new way to apply your skills, you may thrive in this role. Your credentials should include a clinical or medical certification/license (i.e. RN, PharmD, M.D.) or equivalent and/or relevant formal academic/vocational training, related experience, and/or clinical research coordinator experience.

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