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Top Clinical Research Organisations (CRO) 2022

Top Clinical Research Organisations (CRO) 2022


In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the top Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) across the globe.
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In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the top Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) across the globe…


Headquartered in North Carolina, U.S., IQVIA is a leading global provider of clinical research services to the life sciences industry. With over 74,000 employees, IQVIA has been recognised as one of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ (2021), Flex Jobs’ ‘Top 100 Remote Work Companies to Watch’ (2021) and Forbes’ ‘World’s Best Employers’ (2020).

Browse current jobs with IQVIA here.


Also headquartered in North Carolina, U.S., Labcorp (formerly Covance) is a leading global life sciences company working to provide vital information to help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and patients make clear and confident decisions. Established in 1986, Labcorp’s Clinical Research Unit in Leeds, U.K., is where the organisation carries out clinical trials for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Browse current jobs with Labcorp here.

Syneos Health

Syneos Health is the only full-service biopharmaceutical solutions company in the world, bringing together the best clinical and commercial minds to improve patient access to medicine. With headquarters in North Carolina, U.S.,  Syneos Health has been recognised across the globe for its fit-for-purpose CRO solutions. The organisation has been awarded ‘Top CRO to Work With’ among top 10 global CROs in 2013, 2015 and 2017, and were the winner of the 2017 Society for Clinical Research Sites Eagle Award.

Browse current jobs with Syneos Health here.


ICON is a global, leading clinical research organisation providing services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. ICON specialises in the planning, management, execution and analysis of Phase 2-3 clinical trials, with functional and therapeutic expertise including cardio-metabolic, oncology/hematology, infectious diseases, neurology/psychiatry, rare disease and more.

Browse current jobs with ICON Clinical Research here.


Headquartered in Massachusetts, U.S., Parexel is one of the largest clinical research organisations, providing services that help life science and biopharmaceutical organisations transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. With global study locations in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Berlin and London, Parexel offers comprehensive clinical development services from First-in-Human through Phase IV and post-marketing. They were named ‘Best Contract Research Organization’ in December 2020 and ‘Top CRO to Work With’ in 2022.

Browse current jobs with Parexel here.

Charles River Laboratories

Charles River is a leading provider of drug discovery services to the bioscience community, collaborating on projects from small, single discipline projects to fully integrated drug discovery projects. With more than 18,400 employees worldwide, Charles River currently operates in 100+ facilities in more than 20 countries and has supported the development of more than 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Browse current jobs with Charles River Laboratories here.


Medpace is a global, full-service clinical contract research organisation providing clinical development services (Phase I-IV) to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. With headquarters in Ohio, U.S., Medpace has coverage across six continents and is the only global CRO to have a fully integrated Clinical Research Campus, with subsidiaries including central laboratories, a clinical pharmacology unit, a bioanalytical laboratory and other core laboratories.

Worldwide Clinical Trials

Worldwide Clinical Trials is a global, mid-sized, CRO that provides top-performing, preclinical, and Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The organisation has been recognised for excellence and honoured in five categories in the 2022 CRO Leadership Awards, marking the ninth consecutive year that Worldwide has been recognised as a high-performing CRO based on direct survey feedback from pharmaceutical and biotech professionals.

Browse current jobs with Worldwide Clinical Trials here.


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