Hi all, apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but I couldn't find quite the info I was looking for.
I have a job that is fully remote and is pretty flexible as far as when I do my work, as long as I meet project deadlines and am reasonably responsive to emails and phone calls (as in, able to get back to someone within a day if I can't answer when they call). I'm getting married next year and looking for ways to make money for the wedding, so I'm hoping to sort of double-dip by doing a medical study or two without taking vacation time.
So the main thing I'm trying to figure out is: is it feasible to piece together at least 5-6 hours of laptop work per day during a typical study? Does anyone have experience trying this? And/or any other thoughts/advice/warnings I should be thinking about?
The specific study I'm looking at right now says it's for a "marketed medication used to treat severe allergic reactions," and involves 77 blood draws over 77 hours. So one additional question: does that probably mean a blood draw every hour all day and night? Or might it be more frequent draws with a longer break at night for sleeping?
I have never seen 77 blood draws in 77 hours. That is brutal. You may want to look for a different study. You would likely have a blood draw every 15 minutes after dosing then larger intervals the further you get from dosing. Often times, the day you dose is very busy and you may not get 5-6 hours of laptop time but most days you can get that much laptop time. Make sure you use earbuds and don't use the laptop during "lights out" time. Whatever you are doing on the laptop needs to be secondary to doing your job in the clinic. It also needs to not interfer with your roommates doing their job. Sleep during lights out quiet hours as required and do your laptop work when you can during the day.
in my last study we had two busy days with lots of procedures, and 8 days of sitting on our asses between meals. i mostly wasted my time on reddit and netflix instead of productive work, but in the past i've written briefs while on studies.