We are looking for research assistants to work with physician investigators on human subject research in rheumatology.
The successful applicant should be available to commit to employment for 24 months. Clinical research experience preferred.
- Work closely with Principal Investigator(s) (PIs) to meet project goals and deadlines as assigned
- Prepare and submit study related materials to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), i.e., initial protocol submissions, study amendments, continuing reviews, adverse events, protocol deviations, etc.
- Prepare regular reports on study progress for PI, sponsors, or supervisor as requested
- Organize and maintain all files and documents related to the study/project
- Attend research trainings and education sessions as required
- Other duties as requested by Principal Investigator or supervisor
- Schedule meetings with investigators and study team members
- Obtain informed consent from patients to participate in research studies
- Administer questionnaires to patients in person, by mail, and by phone
- Identify subjects via medical record review
- Coordinate patient visits and ensure protocol compliance
- Act as resource for PI, patients, physicians, and study team members for questions about study protocols
- Collect and enter data into electronic databases and/or hard copy data collection forms
Project Specific Duties: (Please note that the following duties are dependent on the nature/timeline of the assigned study/project and may or may NOT be required)
- Conduct industry sponsored clinical trials research
- Set up electronic databases and create electronic data collection forms
- Obtain tissue samples from the operating/procedure rooms
- Process blood/tissue samples as per specified laboratory protocol
- Ship biosamples following federal guidelines
- Prepare and submit abstracts, manuscripts and presentations to disseminate study results
- Assist in grant submissions
- Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Excellent writing, telephone, and interpersonal skills
The successful applicant for the position of Research Assistant will be an organized individual who is able to perform a variety of different tasks essential to the conduct of a clinical study. He or she will be flexible, as the job description may evolve as studies progress. The Research Assistant will have access to the medical records of patients and should appreciate this privilege, maintaining strict confidentiality with all patient medical data. The Research Assistant will also have good interpersonal skills, as he or she will be interfacing directly with patients, physicians, and other hospital personnel on a routine basis.