Research Associate

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Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225353
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Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other natural, life, health care, social sciences or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and a minimum of three years' research and /or clinical experience; previous supervisory experienceORMaster's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other natural, life, health care, social sciences or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory, particularly clinical trial research.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/database
  • Ability to follow protocols as designed; recognize potential adverse events and follow SOPs for reporting
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule to include early/late hours, nights/weekends, and up to two weeks on call per month
Preferred Qualifications Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) highly desirable.Responsibilities The incumbent of this position will conduct research responsibilities for assigned studies. Be familiar with study protocols, assist investigators with recruiting patients for studies. Screen potential patients, help enroll and randomize patients into studies. Collect and enter study data, prepare and maintain regulatory documents, resolve data queries. Schedule patient visits and procedures, perform and assist with venipuncture, prepares specimens for shipment. This position will provide assistance to the overall functioning activities of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO). The CTO is an Interdisciplinary research unit that provides support for physician-initiated, grant-funded and industry sponsored clinical trials. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally. Mufti-task, prioritize and work smart is crucial to this position.The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Recruitment of new study participants to include screening/randomization; management of study documents, regulatory, data entry and as requested assist with unfunded and/or investigator initiated studies.
  • Must communicate clearly at all times, convey information in a professional manner which will most often involve sensitive patient data or other information.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours which may include early mornings, after hours, nights and weekends which may include up to two weeks on call per month.
  • Review studies to develop strategies for enrollment. Schedule pre-site visits, site initiation visits, study start up visits and monitoring visits.
  • Ability to work as a team player to include responding to all correspondence in a timely manner and adjusting daily schedules to accommodate both the patient and investigator.
  • Keep investigator informed of patient conditions, provide assistance to investigators in the management of adverse events to include changing the workflow to accommodate study amendments and principal investigator directions.
  • Serve as patient advocates, scheduling follow-up appointments, coordinate care with other departments, perform all laboratory and other tests as required by the protocol. Responsible for collection, processing, storage, and inventory of specimens for specific studies, assessing for adverse events, maintaining investigational devices, staff development and completion of regulatory paperwork as required by the FDA, study sponsor, and institutional policies and procedures for all assigned studies.
  • Maintain all FDA, sponsor, and institutional review board documentation. Obtain and maintain complete source documentation. Accurate and timely completion of all case report forms and other data entry as required by the sponsor and local institutional data management programs.
  • As requested assist with audit preparation as well as respond to internal audits from the AU IRB Office.
  • Responsible for data entry into sponsors EDC of choice and other data upload systems as well as maintenance of AU OnCore to include updating task lists, entering billing grid information into the financial console, and entering new patients as well as occurring completed visits.
  • Must communicate clearly at all times, convey information in a professional manner which will most often involve sensitive patient data or other information.
  • All Other duties as assigned
Shift/Salary Shift: M-F/Some WeekendsPay Grade: R14Salary: $36,197/Annually Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 3/29/2021 - Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. “Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success.”Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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