University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Research Assistant

US-MA-Worcester
7 months ago
Requisition Number
2017-28517
# of Openings
2
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Union Position-W28-SHARE

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for performing delegated tasks and procedures involving human subjects in support of clinical research protocols. Specifically, the Clinical Research Assistant will be involved in recruiting and conducting phone interviews with research participants.

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist PI in development of protocol-specific tools to aid in study documentation
    • Assess eligibility of research subjects in accordance with the approved protocol and all applicable regulations including HIPAA
    • Obtain patient consent and Human Subject Committee approvals for minimal-risk studies as delegated by IRB-approved protocol
    • Collect, record, evaluate, update, and store/transport pertinent data and samples in relation to protocol
    • Track study enrollment and completion of milestones
    • Summarize research findings and prepare presentations
    • Perform literature searches
    • Schedule patient tests and/or interviews
    • Conduct patient telephone follow up
    • Stock, inventory, store, and order samples/supplies as needed to maintain appropriate operations
    • Review medical records and medical record abstractions for consistency and completeness
    • Comply with established policies, health and safety regulations and requirements, procedures, and department objectives
    • Maintain patient and study subject confidentiality
    • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or related experience
  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required

This is a grant-funded position that may last up to one year.

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