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Clinical Research Assistant - Surgery

The Clinical Research Assistant assists in the daily clinical research study activities, including: the collection, maintenance, and organization of study documents and data, preparation of grant applicants and regulatory documents for the Institutional Review Board and Grants and Contracts Office, and the coordination of all study-related procedures, visits, and meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provides assistance with all research-related activities, including, but not limited to: answering phone calls, screening patients for eligibility, registering subjects with the sponsoring agency, administering lifestyle questionnaires, coordinating subject visits and preparing applicable study documents.
  2. Collects and records study data. Inputs and maintains data in the research database.
  3. Assists in the completion of regulatory paperwork, including grant application preparations and IRB/GCO submissions and filings.
  4. Maintains source documents and subject files in accordance with institutional procedures. Ensures the accurate and complete compilation of subject data through chart reviews.
  5. Secures, delivers and ships clinical specimens as required by the study sponsors and protocol.
  6. Facilitates the administrative scheduling, document preparation, and visit coordination for subject visits.
  7. Performs other related duties.

Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an expressed interest in science.

Minimum Related Experience
  • One year of experience in a research environment preferred.

Minimum Computer Skills
  • Intermediate MS Word (Word, Excel), Access, Outlook.
  • Experience with SAS and SPSS, preferred.

General Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding ability to work well with others, particularly in a team setting.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Solid time-management skills and ability to effectively multitask.