Clinical Research Assistant

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe primary objective ofthe Treatable Tissue grant work is to understand the impact of the trajectoryof BMLs and ES on downstream clinical outcomes, including cartilage loss anddisability, over the short-term and long-term. The selected individual willhelp test software to support the specific aims of this project and he/she willalso be responsible for all aspects of clinical trials conducted within theCRU, including recruitment, informed consent, study procedures, phlebotomy,data collection and documentation, interactions with the sponsor and studyclose out.

Treatable Tissue Project:

    Test software to optimize user interface and efficient software performance that will be used for the entirety of the grant.Perform segmentation of knee MRIs using proprietary software.Coordinate project meetings with study personnel.Assist in conducting interviews for study volunteers.Assist in on boarding for new study members to teach software and study purpose.Assist in ensuring job tasks are completed in a timely manner.Analyze data to troubleshoot reader variability.Other duties as assigned
Clinical Research 

    Screen, recruit and enroll participants for medical studies by interviewing potential participants and reviewing medical history to determine if eligibility requirements are met.Evaluate potential study participants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements; instruct study participants concerning research protocol and complete the patient informed consent procedure. Schedule and/or perform medical testing per protocol such as drawing blood, measuring vital signs, performing electrocardiograms (EKGs), etc., includes processing and packaging of laboratory samples for shipment. Assess participants during clinic visit; perform initial review of study lab results; determine if patient is experiencing side effects or other adverse events; notify principal investigator if problems arise. Complete case report forms for each study participant, and document medical data in the patient record and sponsor database (either on hardcopy and/or electronically). Ensure case report forms or other data collection/tracking tools are created, if not provided by sponsor.Occasional out-of-state travel to study start-up meetings may be required.Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
Preferred Qualifications*Excellent computer skills, *Science background Clinical trials experience, *Fluent in SpanishFLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayDOECompensation Typehourly rate Grade3 Career Stream and LevelOC3Job FamilyClinical Research Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesGina Schwartzberg, [email protected] Open Date9/4/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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