Research Triangle Park Chapter: Careers in Clinical Research Panel and Open Networking

When:  Apr 18, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)

Careers in Clinical Research Panel and Open Networking




Are you interested in a career in clinical research? Join us for an informative panel discussion with experts in the field, where you'll learn about common career paths, in-demand skills, and current trends and challenges. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow attendees before and after the event. Don't miss this chance to gain valuable insights and make new connections! Register now to secure your spot.



Diane Bresch, Duke University School of Medicine (Linkedin)

Dave Cooper, Labcorp (Linkedin)

Sarah Krepp, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Exec for Life Sciences (Linkedin)

Jonathan Lindberg, MBA, PMP, G1 Therapeutics (Linkedin)

Kymberli Shropshire, TFS Health Sciences CRO (Linkedin)

Sharleen Traynor, PhD, MPH, Durham Technical Community College (Linkedin) (Moderator)


Topics that will be discussed include:

  1. What specific skills or experience are most valued by employers in the clinical research field, and how can individuals develop these skills?
  2. What are some of the key challenges and opportunities that individuals can expect to encounter when transitioning from other industries to clinical research, and how can they best navigate these?
  3. What are the most common career paths in clinical research, and what are the typical roles and responsibilities of individuals in these positions?
  4. How important is continuing education and professional development in the clinical research field, and what are some of the most effective ways for individuals to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments?
  5. How can individuals leverage their existing skills and experience to successfully transition to a career in clinical research, and what steps can they take to maximize their chances of success?
  6. What are some of the key trends and challenges currently shaping the clinical research industry, and how can individuals stay ahead of these trends as they pursue their careers?
  7. How important is networking in the clinical research field, and what are some effective strategies for building relationships with potential employers and colleagues?
  8. How can individuals determine which area of clinical research is the best fit for their skills and interests, and what resources are available to help them explore different options
  9. What are some common misconceptions or myths about careers in clinical research, and how can individuals separate fact from fiction when researching the field?
  10. How can individuals overcome potential barriers to entry into the clinical research industry, such as lack of relevant experience or qualifications, and what resources are available to help them do so?



6:00pm - 6:30pm - Appetizers and Open Networking

6:30pm - 7:30pm - Main Event

  • Panel Discussion

  • Questions from Audience

7:30pm - 8:00pm - Open Networking


NC Biotech Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709

Registration Cost

This event is free and open to all. Please click the blue button on the right hand side of the screen to register.

For more information or questions, please contact Laura Helmick ( or Chad Hunter (


About our Sponsor, Medix Life Sciences

Medix Life Sciences is a talent and consulting partner to businesses, research organizations and government institutions. Our staffing solutions and project consulting capabilities give scientific and clinical organizations the talented resources and support needed to bring cutting-edge medicine, products, research and technology to the marketplace.

Our Scientific Practice supports the full life cycle of product development. Medix’s specialized Life Sciences recruiters find and place contract-based specialists and full-time senior executive experts at pharma/biotech, medical device, and consumer products companies.   

Our Clinical Research Practice supports the talent needs of research and clinical trials. From project-based consulting (FSP) services to providing contract and contract-to-hire staffing solutions, Medix Life Sciences ensures Sponsors, CROs, and on-site trials have the skilled talent needed to succeed. 


NC Biotech Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709