Leslie L. Jared

Senior Clinical Research Associate

I believe that experience is important, but the integrity of the individual is most important.

A day in my life at Clinipace

I manage over 40 CRAs on a daily basis, so there is no typical day. I work with the CRAs to troubleshoot problems so that the resolution meets the needs of the client and the site.

 

My "a-ha!" moment

When I was in nursing school, I had to visit the homes of my clients in Community Health Nursing. One client was very elderly and lonely. I don't think much nursing was done, per se, but a good relationship was built and I think the time I spent with this gentleman helped in some way.

 

The most important consideration a client should take when undertaking a clinical research project

Experience. I have over 24 years of clinical research experience in various positions. I think I understand what the client wants and do everything I can to ensure their needs are met.

 

One of the biggest misconceptions I run up against in my daily duties is

I think the biggest misconception is that you have to have experience in the area of the study drug to do the job effectively. I believe that experience is important, but the integrity of the individual is most important.

 

My #1 piece of advice when advising clients is

Look for how the team works together when choosing who you work with. Good team chemistry along with experience is important.

Professional organizations

The Honor Society of Nursing – Sigma Theta Tau

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