As a member of the Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity, the research assistant may work on several NIH-funded clinical studies and health inventions together with the principal investigator and other project staff. The research assistant will coordinate and carry out study-related activities under supervision such as recruitment, patient interviews, follow-up study visits, patient education and data collection and organization for multiple studies.
This position provides an opportunity to engage in a dynamic clinical research setting and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing careers in medicine, clinical research or public health.
Organizes recruitment for clinical research studies and identify potential subjects, following study criteria. Keeps organized, accurate and up to date databases and maintains up to date records on all research subjects.
Assists with scheduling and performing study follow-up visits for patients enrolled in clinical research studies.
Provides information such as recruitment and data collection details for manuscript and abstract writing, completion of progress reports, IRB human subjects new submissions for research protocols, annual reviews and the presentations including the preparation of graphics.
Provides investigators with current references. Researches the literature and follows up on specific requests from research staff.
May contribute to drafting progress reports, human subject annual reviews and protocols for executing projects in accordance with proposed aims and methodology. Assists with drafting formats for surveys, questionnaires, interviews and other instruments as needed for research projects, assuring ease in administration and accuracy of data entry.
Proficiency in writing; excellent verbal and written communication.
A bachelor's degree is required.
Research experience is preferred.
Skills, Abilities and Competencies Required
Keyboard/typing skills for data entry.
Must have the interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons with chronic disease in order to gain their cooperation in research projects and allay apprehensions. Persons are generally 18 years and older as our division generally treats adult patients in the clinic setting and those persons are enrolled in clinical research projects.
Must be able to prioritize and organize work responsibilities in order to meet deadlines so as not to hamper the progress of the studies.
Must possess integrity to maintain confidentiality.
Must demonstrate accuracy in recording data.
Must be able to make judgments under supervision for the above-mentioned job duties and responsibilities.
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