Volunteer Clinical Research Business Development Specialist

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The following job description is written for a full time position, however we are looking for a part time volunteer and as such, duties are prioritized. We realize not everything can be accomplished while volunteering around 15 hours a week. We are willing to train and looking for individuals eager to grow with a young non-profit. This is a virtual , unpaid position.

Centered in the emergency departments across the country, the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. (NARAP) is a non-profit clinical research organization facilitating large scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality of health care delivery nationally, especially in the areas of screening and prevention. Our work engages vast numbers of pre-health professional students as data collectors in the studies, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the research setting while teaching the fundamentals of interacting with patients.

The Clinical Research Business Development Specialist (CRBDS) is an executive-level role, with the holder working closely with the Corporate Research Director to develop and implement the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) strategy. The CRBDS reports directly to the Corporate Research Director, and is primarily concerned with ensuring the integration of CROs with our organization.

*Deliver strategic leadership for defining the CRO path to growth and revenue of NARAP and the establishment of an effective growth process and infrastructure in conjunction with the Corporate Research Director.

*Develop and implement sales strategies to ensure that NARAP identifies and optimizes a clear path to aggressive growth.

*Originate, manage and liaise business development opportunities that are consistent with NARAP’s strategy for revenue growth.

*Coordinate CRO activities with key NARAP personnel, including but not limited to, sales, marketing, and management.

Self-starter with ability to work independently with an entrepreneurial spirit

Knowledge of clinical phase studies, including pre-phase, post-phase, and FDA requirements.
Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with CROs

Willingness to learn about and operate within our non-profit environment.

Ability to network with current relationships in the CRO industry.

BS in Science.
MBA or equivalent experience

Minimum of five years of executive level medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical experience.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Business Development & Sales Management

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