Clinical Trial Careers

  • November 14, 2013 · 6:00 PM

No matter your role in clinical research, how could there possibly be a more rewarding job than getting important new medicines and therapies to patients who need them as efficiently as possible? 

There are many different career paths in drug discovery and development.  What path have you chosen? Are you a ClinOps Pro open to transition, are you more entry-level and just finding your way, or are you an established professional in some function of drug development?


This event will occur in Los Gatos on November 14, 2013 at 6pm.  

Join us for selected appetizers and small bites.  Lots of career advice and time for your questions are also on the menu.

Networking kicks off at 6 and then Maurice Little will be presenting for about 45 minutes starting promptly at 6:45.  Questions and comments will be accepted throughout the presentation with a wrap-up at around 7:30 and you are welcome to stay longer for networking.

If you are unable to attend, you can chime in with reserved hashtag #opscareer during the live event on twitter and facebook.  The event will not be recorded but I will summarize the key take-aways in a blog post summary next week at ClinOps Toolkit.


I am excited about going to work everyday as a Clinical Program Manager and I want to share some of the enthusiasm I have about my career with you.  

Our guest speaker, Maurice Little, CEO of Edge Alliance exudes passion for promoting career growth of those in the pharmaceutical consulting industry. Always willing to lend a hand, Maurice has valuable advice for resume development, job searching, interviewing, and excelling in your career.

This event is open to established clinical research professionals (data management, CRAs, bio-statisticians, regulatory affairs, drug safety, medical writers, quality assurance, etc.), students of clinical research certificate programs, and/or job-seekers. Bring lots of business cards and ideas to exchange.


Here are some free career-related posts I have written at the ClinOps Toolkit blog over the years:

establishing the goals of your job search and career (

work/life balance (

• switching jobs - when/how (

training and experience (

• researching prospective employers (

job titles and responsibilities are not always the same everywhere (

breaking in to the industry (

• resume no-no's (

• advice on working with recruiters (

job application tips (

 lining up your references (

• interview tips (

evaluating employment offers and negotiating (

• how to excel in your first 90 days of employment (

If there are specific agenda items you would like to hear about at this event then drop me a note in the comments or via email at [masked]. 

EdgeAlliance and I will tailor this educational meetup event just for you. Look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Nadia

    Thank you to everyone for a fun night of networking and exchange. I took a lot of notes - Maurice had so many excellent tips and really great advice. I summarized the first half of the presentation tonight on the ClinOps Toolkit blog. Please send me your pics to include in the next post in the series where I will recap some of Mo's valuable advice for job seeking and interviewing. Here is a link to part one:

    November 20, 2013

  • Ben G.

    Thank you all for coming out and making this event a success! It was great t see those familiar faces, and meeting new attendees. I look forward to getting to know you all better and seeing you soon. Have a great week!

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • isheeta

    Great job Nadia ! It truly wonderful group of people; this was my very first meet up and you definitely set the standards high, apart from a very warm welcome. Look forward to future meet ups.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Rosh V.

    It was a great evening. Mo's presentation was awesome. It was a pleasure to meet with so many new professionals and make their acquaintance. Hope to remain in touch with everyone and looking forward to the next meeting! Well done Nadia. Great group.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • LH

    Excellent presentation and career management advice by Maurice Little & the Edge Alliance team. Nice to see the "regulars" again and meet the new folks. Great conversations!

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Zahra

    Thank you Nadia, Maurice and to everyone who contributed to this event !

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Zahra

    It was a learning experience, and a very successful networking event !

    November 14, 2013

  • Diane G

    Very good event! Nadia is a warm and welcoming host! I enjoyed the tips from Edge Alliance and I enjoyed meeting other folks in my field.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Nadia

    Use hashtag #opscareer on twitter and facebook to join in the social media conversation before, during, and after the 'Careers in Clinical Research' event

    November 10, 2013

  • Nadia

    Our venue is now confirmed for "Careers in Clinical Research". I hope you'll RSVP and join us at Viva! restaurant in Los Gatos on November 14, 2013 at 6pm for some small bites and lots of kernels of career advice.

    Maurice and I are putting together an evening peppered with best practices & lessons learned for navigating a career in the pharmaceutical/device development industry. Bring your best tips and/or questions. Definitely let us know what you would like to get out of the event so we can tailor the meetup just for you.

    1 · October 27, 2013

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    Provided a beautiful venue and organized the June 2014 panel meetup.

  • Clinovo

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    Real Staffing and our contact, Ellie Laidlaw have sponsored Dec 11 2013.

  • Veeva Systems

    Todd Tullis and the group at Veeva donated a Dec 2013 networking space.

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    The Edge team hosted the Nov 2013 "Careers in Clinical Research" event.

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