Research Support Assistant

Adventist Health System Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:



Research Support Assistant Research Translation

  • AdventHealth- Orlando

Top Reasons to work at Advent Health


  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Schedule: 8am

  • 5pm Monday

  • Friday

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • The Research Support Assistant is responsible for accurate and timely submission or filing of data forms, angiography, echocardiology, radiology and/or laboratory materials. Abstracts and records essential physical and test data. Submits data in time frame specified. Maintains study chart to coincide with current protocol and research participant visits. Responds to data clarification requests (queries) in a timely manner.

  • Supports the CRC/CRN by assisting with: subject recruitment (assisting with subject prescreening); ensuring maintenance of proper research certifications; project timelines updates; and literary searches. Enters and updates information in to the data base for recruiting. Assists with study close out activities.

  • Supports the research team by: creating/maintaining accurate files; copying, scanning, uploading, faxing and emailing documents as necessary; and being proactive in process improvement ideas.

  • Communicates appropriately and effectively with investigators, scientists, APRN's, CRN's, industry collaborators, study monitors, physician offices, ancillary departments, staff and patients.

  • Conforms to all standards of good research practice and abides by current IRB, FDA, federal, state and institutional regulations pertaining to human subjects research, including the use of institutional and departmental SOP's. Understands and abides by HIPAA regulations.

  • Understands the protocol document and performs required activities as exhibited through collaboration with the CRC/CRN. Participates in initial and ongoing protocol training as necessary for the study requirements. Communicates with the CRC/CRN incoming data and any inconsistencies.

  • The Research Associate is responsible for maintaining personal professional growth and contributes to the growth of team members. Maintains adequate skills in technology as necessary for the study execution. Willingly participates in the orientation of new employees. Proactive in process improvement ideas. The CRA will contribute to providing the highest levels of customer service by maintaining open communication with other research staff and participating in inter and/or intradepartmental discussions relevant to research.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or section


What You Will Need:


  • Medical terminology exposure.

  • Clinical Trials Management System (or equivalent) and/or Electronic Data Capture (EDC) exposure. Additional computer skills, particularly Excel, Publisher and data transfer portals.

  • Knowledge of clinical research and research regulatory environment



  • Medical terminology exposure.

  • Clinical Trials Management System (or equivalent) and/or Electronic Data Capture (EDC) exposure. Additional computer skills, particularly Excel, Publisher and data transfer portals.

  • Knowledge of clinical research and research regulatory environment


  • Associate degree in health science, or related field, OR
  • 3 years equivalent administrative/professional experience, OR
  • 2 years clinical research experience


  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field, data processing or business or related field.

  • Medical Assistant or 1-2 years in a medical office (or equivalent)

  • Previous research experience or administrative experience


  • N/A


  • Medical Assistant certification

Job Summary:

The Research Support Assistant will assist the Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC)/Research Nurse in the conduct of Phase I-IV industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials in accordance with trial protocols, FDA Regulations, and ICH/GCP Guidelines. The Research Support Assistant is immediately accountable to the CRC/CRN and works with them and other study team members to meet study-specific goals and timelines and communicates appropriately and effectively with other members of the study team (both internal staff and external collaborators). Assists with the recruiting needs of specific protocols and works with the team to meet these goals. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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