Are you looking for Research Associate Jobs? There is good news in that case. The market has good opportunities for candidates waiting to take on the role of research associates. The candidate will be required to participate in the design as well administration and monitoring of clinical trials. A research associate will also need to analyse and examine clinical data that is collated during the researches undertaken. Primarily, the candidate will need to conduct literature reviews and arrange materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations. S/he will be called upon to prepare interview questions and also recruit and/or interview subjects. A research associate will also have to look into the maintenance of accurate records of interviews. Added to that, the candidate will need to safeguard the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary. Summarizing interviews is also part of the research associate's job. From attending area seminars and other meetings to preparing progress reports, the candidate will also be required to prepare reports and presentations. Monitoring the project budget also falls under the purview of the research associate. The candidate will be expected to at least have completed degree(s) from an accredited institution. A college degree is generally preferred. With great communication skills and attention to detail, the research associate will work wonders if s/he has critical thinking coupled with technical skills.