Research Assistant 2 (Term)

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Job Title: Research Assistant 2 (Term)
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8773

Working under general supervision, the research assistant will provide support for a PCORI funded study focusing on fatigue management for people with multiple sclerosis and will plan and carry out the research project in accordance with IRB-approved research protocol. The research assistant will recruit, screen, consent, conduct baseline assessments, coordinate the fatigue management course, and help with data collection. The research assistant may also work on other research projects related to the PCORI grant. This is a one-year term position.


    Plan and carry out research and recruitment protocol as outlined by principal investigator and project managers. Recruit subjects and implement recruitment protocols. Complete telephone screening with subjects to determine eligibility. Explain study procedures to participants and obtain informed consent. Schedule and conduct baseline assessments with participants via videoconference. Coordinate the fatigue management course. Communicate by telephone with participants for session reminder, to provide technology support, troubleshoot course related issues, answer general questions, etc. Perform fidelity checks on intervention course by listening to video recordings from sessions. Fax treatment plan of care forms to physicians. Assist with insurance billing for the fatigue management course. Assist with social media, including content writing, add development, etc. Use REDCap to collect, manage, track and report flow of subjects through protocols. May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures. (73%)Ensure accurate data entry and follow quality control protocols to check data. Analyze and provide data necessary for internal and grant reporting; support quantitative and qualitative data analysis; create reports and present findings at meetings with the principal investigator and research team. Complete yearly COI statement. (7%)Provide weekly progress reports to the principal investigator and project managers (10%).Train new staff and direct work of students. Oversee inventory and order supplies under the direction of the project manager and principal investigator. Participate in project team meetings and contribute constructively to project discussions (10%)


Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)


Department: Daily contact with the principal investigator, co-investigators, project manager and other research team members to collaborate on the project. Contact with the other School of Nursing research staff and faculty conducting related studies for collaboration purposes.

University: Contact with investigators conducting similar research within the university at education and research meetings to exchange information.

External: Contact with medical and nursing staff at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (main campus and satellites) to exchange information. Contact with research subjects via phone and videoconference for research purposes. Contact with clinics and hospitals to recruit patients.

Students: Regular contact with BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD and other students who may assist with the project.


This position has no direct supervision of staff employees. Train new staff; direct the work of students.


Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of related experience or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology and 2 to 4 years of experience. Must maintain required certifications for protection of human subjects (CREC hours)


    Experience and skill in interviewing patients and/or conducting physical assessments.Experience working with individuals who have disabilities, experience conducting clinical trials, and experience obtaining informed consent is desirable.Exercise science, nutrition, wellness, health education and/or costumer service background is a plus.Highly organized with excellent social and interpersonal skills.Excellent interviewing skills and excellent command of English language.Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team in a small team environment. Ability to work under limited supervision.Flexibility and ability work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline.High motivation, positive attitude, good judgement, tact and integrityProficient in use of Microsoft Office products, email and internet searches.Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in all aspects of working with human subjects.Ability to administer data collection instruments.Ability to meet consistent attendance. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face-to-face.


No exposure to hazardous materials expected. Position will not be exposed to hazards in the normal course of events. Must have flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

Term Position

This is a Term position. They are treated like regular staff positions for medical and dental benefits eligibility, vacation, holidays, and sick time. Term employees are not eligible for life insurance, retirement, long term disability, short term disability, tuition assistance, layoff status, or severance pay. Staff in term positions are also subject to the performance management review process and positive corrective action when work performance or behavior is unsatisfactory or unacceptable. Term employment does not alter the employment-at-will employee status of these employees.


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.





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Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 7/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time