Medical and Support Staff Positions

Clinical Research Staffing.

Best Quality Reaseach staff is comprised of skilled and certified personnel who use their expertise and experience to meet the specific needs and time constraints of our clients. Our staff provides a wide range of services and skills for managing the clinical trial process. Our staff includes:

  • Team of Clinical Research Coordinators Assigned to Each Trial
  • Team Leads for Every Trial
  • Experienced and Highly-Trained Healthcare Professionals
  • Board Certified Physicians Acting as Primary Investigators with Oversight on all Trials
  • Quality Assurance Department
  • Regulatory Department
  • Phase II-IV Staff
  • Laboratory & X-Ray Facilities on-site
  • Recruiting Division
  • Community Outreach Specialist
  • Receptionist
  • Human Resource Department
  • Information Technology Department

Achieve believes that constancy among staff members is vital. Our clinical research professionals receive attractive compensation and work in a pleasant environment under ideal conditions. Furthermore, our staff enjoys working at a renowned organization that prides itself on the quality of service it offers the community.

All of our staff members complete thorough training, and education is stressed for everyone on our team. Achieve conducts ongoing training sessions to further our staff’s knowledge in all areas of clinical research. Each member of our team is committed to excellence and the highest standards of research.

The following clinical research staff members are always available to serve your needs:

  • Site Director, Phase II-IV
    Specialized management of your in-patient trial
  • Business Development Team
    Judicious classification and coordination of incoming trials
  • Recruiting Manager
    Effective and efficient advertising techniques and marketing strategies to ensure that we fill your study
  • Vice President, Finance
    Comprehensive contract negotiation and thorough budget analysis
  • Director of Process & Integration
    Oversight to ensure consistency in processes, appropriate routines and controls, and effective study implementations

Clinical Trial Indications
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Back Pain
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Failure & Renal Impairment
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Contraception Birth Control Patch
  • Daily Aspirin Users
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Healthy Studies
  • Hepatitis C
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Influenza
  • Insomnia & Sleep Studies
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Obesity and Weight Loss
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Phase I Trials
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Postmenopausal Syndrome
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tobacco Consumers: SNUS, Chew & Dip
  • Vaccines

FAQs - Volunteering 1-2-3

What is a clinical study?

A study – also described as a clinical trial – is the routine but essential examination of how a new medicine is absorbed and handled by the body. Studies may be conducted for new medicines or may look at improvements to an existing treatment.

It’s only with the help of volunteers in our studies that the medicine in question can be tested for effectiveness and tolerance.

A clinical trial is designed by a sponsor. A sponsor is typically a pharmaceutical company with a new product or an existing product that they would like to test. The sponsor contracts with a principal investigator who is a doctor that actually runs the clinical trial. An investigator will have help from various people, including a study manager that manages the trial and clinicians who are medical personnel that perform the study procedures.

Subjects are people who volunteer to undergo the procedures in the trial. The rights of the subjects are protected by an independent review board (IRB). The IRB makes sure the clinical trial and the physician investigator are acting ethically and that the subjects are properly protected.

All of our studies are conducted under internationally agreed guidelines. For studies conducted in the US, these guidelines are set down by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, each study is reviewed by an Independent Ethics Committee who are responsible for ensuring that your safety has been thoroughly considered, that the information provided to you is fair, balanced and accurate and that your rights as a volunteer are maintained.

I want to take part - what's involved?

Each clinical study is described by a document called a protocol. Protocols describe what type of subjects can and can't be enrolled into the study. The protocol also includes information like the study schedule, a list of the procedures to perform, and any laboratory tests to be run. Each protocol is different. Before you enter a trial, the principal investigator will describe to you the procedures, risks and benefits during the informed consent process.

Even though every trial is different, most trials require you to have some blood and urine samples taken, your blood pressure and pulse monitored and ECG recordings. Depending on the trial, sometimes the meals you are provided with will be determined by the protocol. How often this happens depends on the study or visit schedule. The principal investigator will explain the visit schedule to you during the informed consent process. Studies last for varying periods – anything from 24 hours to four weeks – and usually require overnight stays in our research facility.

Before, during and after the trial, volunteers are carefully monitored by our highly qualified and experienced staff to ensure their safety and wellbeing is maintained at all times.

What are the risks?

At Best Quality Research we always put the safety of our volunteers first. We, like other clinical research organisations, are governed by legal and ethical codes to ensure we comply with the guidelines on good clinical practice, good laboratory practice and good manufacturing practice.

Our team of medical staff, including Medical Directors, several Physicians and numerous nurses will be around to monitor you 24 hours a day. You will have regular checks to ensure you are healthy and safe.
All of our studies are conducted under internationally agreed guidelines. For studies conducted in the US, these guidelines are set down by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, each study is reviewed by an Independent Ethics Committee who are responsible for ensuring that your safety has been thoroughly considered, that the information provided to you is fair, balanced and accurate and that your rights as a volunteer are maintained.

For your safety, there is a wash out period between studies to ensure the study drug is clear from your system.

What are the side effects?

As with any medicines, there are risks of side-effects – this is one of the important reasons for carrying out clinical studies with us. Before your study starts you will be given information documents (notes) about the study you have chosen, which will give you all the available information on the study drug, the results of any previous studies, as well as a list of possible side effects.

The common short-term side effects are nausea, headaches, drowsiness and possibly a slight change in blood pressure. Any expected side effects will be explained by one of our physicians when you attend your medical screening visit.

Throughout the duration of the study. our team of medical staff, including Medical Directors, several physicians and numerous nurses will be around to monitor you 24 hours a day. You will have regular checks to ensure you are healthy and safe.

What's in it for you?

There are many reasons why our volunteers choose to take part in a clinical study at Best Quality Research.

The study payment is calculated by the amount of time and commitment involved for our volunteers and will be explained in detail during the informed consent process. The payment schedule for your chosen study will be explained to you in your notes as some studies that require a longer commitment may be given an interim payment.

Making friends
Volunteering for a study at Best Quality Research is a great way to make new friends, who share a common interest in bringing new medicines to market.

Free Medical
At your pre-study medical you will meet one of our medical staff who will answer any questions you may have about the study, following which you will sign the consent form . You will be asked about your medical history and have certain procedures performed including urine and blood samples, blood pressure, height and weight, and ECG (Electrocardiogram – a heart activity tracing). Each study is different, therefore you may also have additional tests performed or be required to attend for additional visits; details of which will be provided in your study information documents.

If you are a patient with a particular condition, you may participate in a trial to get early access to new treatments for your condition. Typically, trials for specific conditions are run by physician-investigators with advanced or specialised knowledge of the condition.

Helping to develop medicines
Without the time and commitment of our volunteers, we would not be able to help research and develop new, potentially life saving medicines. Any medication you buy at the chemists today has been researched by clinical research companies like Best Quality Research.

Recreational Time
When taking part in one of our studies you will have lots of time to relax with a book, chat with other volunteers, have access to a range of digital games and TV and can surf the Internet. You will be involved in certain study procedures each day but the rest of the time is yours.

Am I suitable?

As a basic guide, if you're fit and healthy and aged between 18 and 85, you're the kind of volunteer that Best Quality Research needs.

General criteria stipulates that you:

  • Should be a normal weight for your height. You can check by using our BMI calculator.
  • Need to have been registered with Physician / GP in the country in which the trial is operating for a minimum of 1 year. This physician must have access to at least the previous 3 years of your medical history.
  • Must not be taking any illegal or social drugs/medicines. This includes drugs like cannabis and ecstasy.
  • Must be a non-smoker or smoke less than 5 cigarettes per day.
  • Must not be taking prescribed medication from your Doctor on a regular basis. However, short courses of treatment like antibiotics are not usually a problem. Long term HRT for women may be acceptable.
  • Females who are of child bearing potential (not sterile or post meopausal) should be using a form of hormonal contraception eg. pill, implant, patch, coil.

On occasions, specific studies may require volunteers with particular characteristics – for instance, we may need volunteers who have the medical condition a new medicine is intended to treat e.g. Asthma or Diabetes

Each study has its own unique set of qualification criteria. Please call us or visit our studies page to see which studies you may qualify for.

What is the informed consent process?

If you've had a procedure in a hospital, you may have had to sign a consent form. An informed consent for a clinical trial is a more specialised consent and it has a very distinct purpose: it is designed to protect you, not the research staff.

You will be given an informed consent document as part of a conversation you have with the research staff before you participate in a trial. The informed consent will explain:

  • the purpose of the trial
  • what treatments or procedures you will undergo during participation
  • a schedule
  • an explanation of the risks
  • potential benefits of the trial
  • your rights as a participant

Use the written informed consent as a basis for asking any questions you may have about the clinical trial process.

After I sign a consent form, can I change my mind?

Signing an informed consent does not obligate you to participate in the clinical trial. Even though you sign the consent, you can change your mind and leave a study at any time.