Internship Programs in the Biopharmaceutical Industry and Clinical Research
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The situation within the industry is dire, simply because the Biopharmaceutical industry, unlike other professions, cannot afford to hire graduates straight out of college or university. Despite their skills and specialized academic training, they are unlikely to possess the necessary training to undertake a biotech or clinical research position. Any biotech company requires some experience but unfortunately, academia does not supply enough graduates with the specific training or experience to fully acquiesce into a new position within the biopharmaceutical industry. The difference within the industry is quite drastic because training programs are quite rare and due to the fact that training programs are difficult to gain access to necessitates an active involvement by the industry . Furthermore, clinical research degrees are extremely rare despite all of the academic research that takes place within universities. As such, it is difficult to ensure that individuals that apply to companies possess the necessary skills that are required to fulfill any new opening within a company. Either way, specialized training is something that needs to be explored, and currently there are not enough individuals to assume all of the roles that currently exist in today's market. Therefore, the industry is forced to take care of itself. Individuals that possess the necessary academic skills and experience are sought after in an environment conducive to extreme recruitment conditions, thus, requiring an individual with not only the capacity but the willingness to engage in the competitive waters that the industry offers.
As such the industry offers different training courses and programs to help fresh graduates obtain the pivotal knowledge and IBPA has selected and approved KRGI Training as the industry standard by which all other programs are measured. For example, training is simply the first elementary step in obtaining the industry standards of excellence. Simply retaining this information is insufficient for ensuring adequate employment. Information is only the first step in securing a solid foundation within the industry, and it is important to gain site and industry specific knowledge to affirm the knowledge gained from academic experience. Along with their own training, Kriger Research Group International, a major International Contract Research Organization, IBPA, has developed internship programs that can help facilitate the hands-on aspects of clinical research coordination and monitoring. As such, quality assurance and regulatory affairs have become a natural progression of involvement within the industry and clinical/data management is supported by such complex tactics and reliant protocols. The experience interns gain is invaluable and is seen not only in the tasks they are asked to performed but the impact their duties have on the progression of actual clinical trials. Internships provide exclusive access to project protocols or assignments that would otherwise but unavailable to university graduates. Therefore, access to such programs is crucial for sustaining the knowledge gained from specific training and utilizing it in real world situations that are offered by KRC Inc. opportunities. IBPA is confident that its efforts to organize such internship programs on the basis that it is one of the most well developed CRO's across the industry, that IBPA can provide the biopharmaceutical industry and the clinical research society with a workforce that is not only qualified but experienced to address the challenges that any industry presents thereby providing a skilled and better equipped workforce across the spectrum of job opportunities that become available. If you possess the skills to address the needs of the biopharmaceutical industry, IBPA and KRC Inc. are willing to invest in not only your development, but the progression of the industry.
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