Clinical Research Trainee

Working Title: Clinical Research Trainee

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Neurological Surgery

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-03-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia, Neurosurgery Clinical Trials Office is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Trainee. This position supports coordination and management of neurosurgical clinical trials which investigate clinical outcomes and investigational treatments for the brain and/or spinal cord. Clinical trials are conducted in partnership with patients who elect to be part of such an investigation. This position provides training regarding proper research protocol compliance and development, including regulatory controls, study procedures, and data management. Trainee will work closely with Clinical Research Coordinators, Principal Investigators, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to learn the full scope of clinical research duties. Once appropriately trained, qualified candidate be supervised in research tasks including: recruit/screen prospective research participants; collect, enter, and analyze subject data; compile reports; process/prepare/ship laboratory specimens; file regulatory paperwork; and obtain informed consent from study participants. This is an ideal position for candidates looking to transition their career into the clinical research coordinator job family.

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree. Effective use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) is required.

Review of applications will begin on August 21, 2017, but posting will remain open until filled.

This position is restricted and contingent on continued funding.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to identify and resolve problems.
2. Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
3. Proficient keyboarding skills.
4. Ability to sort and compile data.
5. Ability to learn new information under supervision of others.
6. Ability to work with diverse community of people.
7. Ability to relate to people in a wide variety of professional levels.
8. Strong organizational skills.
9. Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational communication skills.
10. Detail oriented with excellent analytical skills
11. Demonstrated ability to learn the organization, policies and procedures associate with clinical research.
12. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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