Research Associate

Augusta University
Published
June 30, 2022
Location
United States
Category
Other  
Job Type
Work Setting
In-office

Description

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory particularly clinical trial research. Required Qualifications

OR
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and a minimum of three years' research and/or clinical experience; previous supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use sound judgment and work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Preferred Qualifications

Some previous experience with social/behavioral science (public health) research is desirable.
Job Summary 
Conduct research responsibilities for assigned studies. Be familiar with study protocols, and assist investigators with recruiting patients for studies. Screen potential patients and help enroll and randomize patients into studies. Collect and enter study data, prepare and maintain regulatory documents, and resolve data queries. Schedule patient visits and procedures, perform or assist with venipuncture, and prepares specimens for shipment. This position will provide assistance to the overall functioning activities of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO). The CTO is an interdisciplinary research unit that provides support for physician-initiated, grant-funded, and industry-sponsored clinical trials. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally. Multi-task, prioritize, and work smart are crucial to this position.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Recruitment of new study participants to include screening/randomization; management of study documents, regulatory, data entry, and as requested assist with unfunded and/or investigator-initiated studies.
  • Review studies to develop strategies for enrollment. Schedule pre-site visits, site initiation visits, study start-up visits, and monitoring visits.
  • Ability to work as a team player including responding to all correspondence in a timely manner and adjusting daily schedules to accommodate both the patient and investigator.
  • Keep investigator informed of patient conditions, and provide assistance to investigators in the management of adverse events including changing the workflow to accommodate study amendments and principal investigator directions.
  • Serve as patient advocates, schedule follow-up appointments, coordinate care with other departments, and perform all laboratory and other tests as required by the protocol.
  • Responsible for the collection, processing, storage, and inventory of specimens for specific studies.
  • Responsible for assessing for adverse events, maintaining investigational devices, staff development, and completion of regulatory paperwork as required by the FDA.
  • Study sponsor and institutional policies and procedures for all assigned studies.
  • Maintain all FDA, sponsor, and institutional review board documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain complete source documentation.
  • Accurate and timely completion of all case report forms.
  • Data entry as required by the sponsor and local institutional data management programs.
  • As requested, assist with audit preparation as well as respond to internal audits from the AU IRB Office.
  • Responsible for data entry into sponsor's EDC of choice and other data upload systems.
  • Responsible for maintenance of AU OnCore to include updating task lists, entering billing grid information into the financial console, and entering new patients as well as occurring completed visits.
  • Must communicate clearly at all times, and convey information in a professional manner which will most often involve sensitive patient data or other information.
  • As requested, attend meetings, computer training, and workshops.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours which may include early mornings, after hours, nights, and weekends which may include up to two weeks on-call per month.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
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