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Premier Research

Our people are smart. Experienced. And united by a drive to change lives. Are you ready to rise to the challenge? Premier Research’s deep, focused expertise targets the therapeutic areas and indications where today’s biotech and specialty pharma pioneers are doing the most amazing work – rare disease, pediatrics, women’s health, oncology, to name a few. We’re 2,000 employees strong and operate in more than 20 countries, delivering unmatched expertise, operational skills, and dedication to meet the most challenging needs facing clinical trials today.

Join us and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in clinical development— people who apply their best thinking to every project, recognizing that what they do significantly affects the lives and well-being of patients, physicians, and colleagues. You’ll enjoy great benefits and very flexible working conditions in a company that values your contributions, rewards your achievements, and is committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Help us as we discover what is yet unmet and unknown to deliver life-changing research.

Morrisville, NC
1001-5000 employees
Founded 1989

Built for Biotech

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Our ongoing development of a work environment is built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.


Our Cultural Anchors help define our company’s core values and provide the tethering to keep a global workforce cared for, supported, and encouraged to achieve our vision of making a life-changing difference for patients. Every day.

Aspiration: The ambition of achieving something extraordinary

Caring & Empathy: Work-life balance & positive work environment

Empowerment: Encouraging professional growth and development

One Team: Cross-functional partnership and collaboration for a common goal

Our Commitment to Our Team

We’re a science-minded culture dedicated to helping transform the latest life-changing discoveries into reality. Because what we do is profoundly connected to saving and improving lives, we never forget the huge responsibility we carry. Every day is different, and every project is special. Whether it’s the importance of addressing unmet needs in rare disease or pediatrics, the thrill of working on state-of-the-art medicines, or working with the smartest and most collaborative people in the industry. It’s hard work and we are invested in the success of our employees. 

We believe that when our colleagues are inspired and nurtured, they do their best work. That’s why we developed The Academy, Premier Research’s training program to support professional and career development, emphasize our cultural anchors, and promote our commitment to continuous learning. 

We also believe that the best work gets done when a diverse team searches for solutions that address the needs of a varied populace and we are committed to increasing diversity within our ranks.

Social impact

Our Commitment to Patients

Patients and their advocates are at the heart of everything we do, so we created a support network called Patient and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE) that integrates the input of all relevant stakeholders in the development of patient-centered drugs and devices. We work with sponsors to understand each disease’s burden and patient treatment goals, gaining vital insight into effective recruitment and retention strategies. Patients and families factor heavily in trial design. And, importantly, we build relationships with patient communities and key opinion leaders.

Our Commitment to Social Responsibility

Premier Research supports many programs and activities that contribute to the unmet societal and charitable needs of people with rare diseases across our global community. These include Rare Disease Day, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, back-to-school initiatives, men’s and women’s health programs, and charity runs.

Our Commitment to the Environment

We are continuously improving our environmental management system by reviewing internal processes to ensure Premier Research is consistently achieving environmental objectives. Our environmental policy has been incorporated throughout the company and applied to our supply chain by adopting measures to encourage staff to work in an environmentally responsible manner, ensure suppliers and service providers are continuously striving to operate more efficiently and with reduced fuel emissions, and minimize the potential environmental impact of our products and services where possible. We aim to operate within the minimum achievable environmental impact by integrating the consideration of environmental concerns into all of our decisions and processes. For more details regarding our commitment to the environment, visit our website.

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