What kinds of jobs can I get in this field?

The field of Clinical and Translational Research, or CTR, develops new ways to prevent and treat illness in people. Job types range from doctors and scientists to research coordinators and community engagement specialists. If you are passionate about innovation, then there is a place for you in this field.

CTR job types
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For a more comprehensive look at all the careers in CTR, click HERE to view the career lattice developed by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

How do I learn more?

View our Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research short course

This course introduces the mission and processes of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR). It demonstrates approaches to formulating and writing research questions and hypotheses appropriate to CTR. Online video lectures prepare participants for the course sessions.

Watch our Symposium on "Clinical Research Career Pathways"

Ready to apply?

Finding a job at USC
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Finding a job at CHLA
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Learn about SC CTSI's internship program in collaboration with California State University Los Angeles.

Want us to speak at your next event?

Contact Allison Orechwa at SC CTSI if you’d like to schedule a presentation on CTR careers or to invite us to a career fair. We regularly hold workshops for LA-area high school and college students who find the material informative and exciting. Speakers include faculty and research staff from USC and CHLA. Topics include CTR Careers, Clinical Research Basics, and Professionalism.

Contact information

Allison Orechwa, PhD MBA

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Ask about scheduling a presentation on CTR careers or invite us to your career fair!

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.