Interesting research but gets mundane
Junior Study Manager (Current Employee) – Rockville, MD – May 1, 2018
Typical day at work is that I sit at my desk for 8 hours. My study use to have clinic that we would go to and meet our patients, which I enjoyed! Unfortunately because of budgeting issues, we no longer have clinics but only field cohorts in our study. I enjoy the study that I am on because I think it is interesting what they (the doctors of the study) find. The only thing is the actual work I do gets boring after awhile, so I lose interest. I enjoy my management and like working with the people that I do. That's what keeps me here! Other issue is there is not much room for advancement from my position as a research assistant. Unfortunately the next position is to become a research nurse, which you have to be a nurse to be able to move up! So that isn't something I have interest in. Most enjoyable part is having the feeling that I am helping the advancement of the study, by helping our patients with rare diseases enrolled in our study.
Bonus holiday vacation to use, nice coworkers, affordable cafeteria, small campus, plenty of parking
Short breaks, cannot remote work, no room for advancement, nothing free, terrible coffee