Clinical Research Assistant

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Clinical Research Assistant-1700942

Required Qualification: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of two (2) years of full time experience to include clinical research coordination and/or research assistance. Must have experience obtaining informed consent, collecting, maintaining and organizing study information. Must have fundamental knowledge of medical and scientific terminology. Excellent organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Computer skills, knowledge of database a must.

Preferred Qualification:

Experience with coordinating clinical studies. Proficiency with database management, specifically, Excel and Access. Comfortable using the basic statistical packages within Excel.

Brief Description of Duties:

The short term goals of this project are to identify novel microRNAs in the urine diabetic patients that correlate the microRNAs with the progression of diabetic kidney disease. The long term goal is to test whether these novel microRNA are predictive and/or pathogenic in diabetic kidney disease. The Clinical Research Assistant will have primary responsibility for recruiting patients into the study. The Clinical Research Assistant will participate in the operation and maintenance of a computerized data management system to collect and track data. The critical responsibilities of the Clinical Research Assistant are as follows:

  • Collect and record study data and input all information into the database.
  • Obtain informed consent under minimal supervision of the PI and educate participants regarding study requirements.
  • Distribute supplies for urine collection to the subjects enrolled in the trial.
  • Collect, process and store urines samples prior to laboratory based isolation of exosomes and microRNAs.
  • Assist in the activities related to clinical research studies including but not limited to; answering phone calls, screening participants for eligibility, registering subjects with sponsoring agency.
  • Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with hospital procedures.
  • Ensure accurate and complete compilation of subject data through chart reviews.
  • Assist in the preparation of manuscripts, presentations, site visit and meeting binder and other duties as assigned.

Special Notes: This is a full time position. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA

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About Stony Brook:

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Official Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Medicine - Nephrology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30am - 5:00pmMedicine - Nephrology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Apr 14, 2017
Posting End Date: Apr 28, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $38,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE ($19,000 / Annual @ .50 FTE)
Salary Grade: N8


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