The Evening/Weekend Research Assistant is an integral member of the research team, providing important and essential study coverage during the weekday evening hours and on weekends. He/she will participate in various research study-related activities as needed for the projects in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements.
This is a full-time position working 5 days a week with a schedule consisting of three weekdays (11am-7pm), Saturday and Sunday (9am-5pm).
- Performs data collection and data entry for studies. Conducts patient interviews, phone calls and follow-up visits at the hospital bedside to obtain data as per protocol and as requested by the Study Coordinator under the direction of Principal Investigator and Director. Ensures accuracy when transcribing data from data collection sheets, medical records, or electronic institutional databases or other source documents into databases.
- Works autonomously and manages time effectively to complete the requested study tasks within the protocol's specified window of time and meet designated data entry quotas per week.
- Maintains personal and academic integrity in carrying out study procedures.
- Performs or helps facilitate informed consent procedures following all regulatory guidelines.
- Contributes to protocol development of primary studies in collaboration with Principal Investigator and co-investigators, and reviews and edits protocol document when needed.
- Performs IRB submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc. for assigned primary studies. Prepares, submits and files IRB and all regulatory documents, ie., data collection sheets, protocol amendments, protocol deviations, adverse event forms, etc.
- Prepares information required for reports to research administration as needed.
- Ensures that all research related regulatory, institutional, and departmental compliance requirements are met as appropriate.
- Provides timely progress reports (especially regarding enrollment) for primary research projects at regular intervals determined by the Director, Research or Principal Investigator.
- Prepares and maintains orderly files for all research studies, including both electronic and hard copy paper files in regulatory binders. Works closely with HSS internal monitor for guidance on these activities.
- Assists Attending MDs with academic tasks, such as preparing PowerPoint slides and conducting literature searches for presentations as requested.
- Responsible for the handling, packaging, and shipping of dangerous goods under supervision and in compliance with State and Federal regulations. These specimens may include tissue, blood, dry ice, and chemicals. Certification in these procedures is required in accordance with Federal Regulations. Knowledge of good clinical practice for the handling of specimens and blood may be required.
- Maintains and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in research and the field of anesthesiology.
- Other duties and projects as designated by Director, Research.
- Displays a positive attitude toward work assignments, performance feedback, and interactions with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors.
- Willingly adheres to department and hospital policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates and embodies organizational and departmental core values.
- Maintains computer literacy, including proficiency in Outlook email and E-learning.
- Attends department meetings regularly and punctually.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Clinical research experience preferred
- Proficient use of computers and software, including Microsoft Excel and Word
- Scientific background and experience with data collection and citation management programs preferred
Working Conditions: Physical Requirements
Physical: Continuously stand/walk or lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight.
Environmental: Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature, and noise.
Hazards: OSHA Category 1: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body