Thanks for the additional information.
I think it's likely they will start you out a $45-50k, maybe more if you have an exceptionally strong oncology background.
Since you are new, I'll give you the different level of the job. Typically, if you do your job, your audits go well (auditors will regularly come behind you to check your performance, many without prior notification/warning), and meet all your deadlines, you will get promoted to the next level every two years. Because of the competition between CROs, if you don't get the promotion one place, you can apply elsewhere and get the promotion you want by changing companies.
CRA 1: 0-2 years experience as a CRA
CRA 2: 2-5 years (this is the stage where you will go homebased and will not need to be located in any specific area- it's also really nice to work from your bedroom and go to work in your pj's)
CRA 3: 3-6 years
Senior CRA 1 : 4-6 years
Senior CRA 2 : 5-7 years
From this stage, you can go in two directions, pursue management or go to a principle CRA or contract CRA role. This is the stage in your career that you can plan to travel less than 2 days a week.
When it comes to travel, trust me- you have to love it and you have to enjoy spending a large amount of time alone. CRAs do not regularly travel together when training stage has passed. Some newbies struggle with all the time alone, eating alone in a strafe city and not getting to see kids/spouse on weekdays. Basically, you go to the airport Monday morning and get back home Thursday at midnight- every week without exception.