Pros: traveling, free lunch
Cons: sometimes long hours
No two days are the same. Every compound and every study is different, so each one has unique areas you need to look at.
My typical day probably starts with checking emails. A lot of the people who I work with are in the US or Australia, so I need to see what’s come in overnight, and respond to queries from sites and colleagues.
I’ll spend some of my day working on documents and getting things ready for the studies. I have to attend a lot of meetings with the teams to discuss study designs, the development of a compound and reporting on how ongoing studies are going and reporting any trends.
I spend a lot of time updating colleagues about the progress of various studies.
The feeling that I am contributing something to helping improve our understanding in renal failure. I also think I am quite well suited to the ‘coordinator’ role and enjoy organizing the running of the trial and working with others to get the work done.