Senior research coordinators help gather and analyze preliminary data from laboratory investigations and clinical trials. They collect, process, and maintain research participants' paperwork as well as any regulatory documents they might need to ensure the research study goes smoothly.
Senior research coordinators must demonstrate excellent analytical and communication skills. They must be able to gather information from various sources and consolidate it into usable data for their study or trial. They must then be able to communicate their findings and interpretations to their less scientifically or medically savvy team members and clients.
Senior research coordinators in the United States earn a yearly salary of $53,000 on average. That's more or less $25 an hour. They often have degrees in psychology, business, or public health. However, experience plays a huge part in snagging the position as much as education. Most senior research coordinators are forty years of age or older, meaning they've been in the business for quite a while.