Premier Research Ranked Among Best Employers in Durham, N.C.

DURHAM, N.C., August 7, 2018 — The career information website Zippia has named Premier Research among the best employers based in and around Durham. The medical research company ranks sixth in Zippia’s 2018 list of 20 top employers, with a score of 4.4 stars out of five.

Based at Research Triangle Park and employing 1,250 people around the world, Premier Research is a leading contract research organization, performing clinical trials and other research on behalf of the biotech and specialty pharmaceutical industries. Its ranking on Zippia’s list of best employers reflects the company’s financial health, salaries relative to similar area companies, and workforce diversity.

Zippia’s ranking is based on data from the BLS, Federal Election Commission, and the company’s own proprietary collection of resumes and job data. Eligible companies were scored in three major award criteria:

  • Employee diversity
  • Salaries
  • Company financial performance

“We have worked hard to make Premier Research a company where people can build rewarding careers working alongside some of the best people in our industry to advance the cause of science and medical discovery,” said Dora Alvarado, the company’s Vice President of Human Resources. “We’re gratified to be recognized among some of the top companies in our home community.”

Premier Research is honored to be recognized as a leading employer in the Durham community. For more information on the awards, visit For press inquiries and more information about Premier Research’s award-winning services, visit

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps biotech and specialty pharma innovators — small companies with big ambitions — transform life-changing ideas into new medicines. The company applies a relentless focus on quality in the execution of global, regional, and local clinical development programs with a special focus on addressing unmet needs in areas such as analgesia, dermatology, medical devices, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, and rare disease. Premier Research operates in 84 countries and employs 1,250 professionals, including a strong international network of clinical monitors and project managers, regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific, and medical experts. They are focused on smart study design for advanced medicines that transform breakthrough biotech thinking into reality.