A Research Physician (or Investigator) is the clinician who leads the conduct of a clinical trial at a study site. The leadership role of the PI helps create the foundation of a successful clinical trial, assisting drug companies in evaluating the efficacy and safety of these investigational treatments.
The Research Physician is responsible for all clinical research activities at the site. These responsibilities include ensuring the study is run in accordance with national regulatory agency requirements and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). GCP is a set of internationally recognized ethical and scientific quality standards for the design, conduct, recording and reporting of clinical trials that involve humans. Compliance with GCP provides assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of trial participants are protected, and that the results of the clinical trials are credible and accurate.
At Great Lakes Clinical Trials, the Research Physician must be a board-certified MD or DO, licensed in good standing in the State of Illinois, with no history of debarment or license suspension. Positions are both part-time and full-time. Malpractice insurance related to research activities is provided by the company.