Over the past decade, there has been an increased use of contract research organizations (CRO) for R&D in the pharmaceutical industry. Although drug companies retain a small proportion of the tasks associated with R&D, most tasks such as data collection, analysis, and interpretation, are being outsourced to CROs. This trend has resulted in the transfer of thousands of clinical research jobs, which undoubtedly has impacted the employment conditions of clinical research professionals.
Unfortunately, research conducted on the effects of outsourcing in this industry has only focused on its effect on business. Consequently, little is known regarding the effects of outsourcing on the workforce (e.g., job satisfaction, psychological functioning, job attitudes).
Brunel Life Sciences has undertaken a novel North American study documenting job satisfaction amongst clinical research professionals. The overall objective of this research is to investigate the job satisfaction levels of clinical research professionals. Through this study Brunel Life Sciences aims to start the conversation on job satisfaction in the pharmaceutical industry. The results of this survey will be presented, please come join the discussion!
Survey Pilot Study - Now Closed
The survey pilot study is now closed. We would like to thank all participants for their cooperation. We are currently analyzing the results and will announce the winners of the prize draw shortly.
Results will be presented at the ACRP Global Conference 2013 Brunel Exhibitor Demo (Sunday, April 14, 1:45-2:30pm, Innovation Theatre).