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Research Support Specialist

University of South Florida
USF Health

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Job Title: Research Support Specialist
Location: USF Health
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 30503
Posting Details

Department Number/Name: 0-6119-000 / Pediatrics

College/Division: USF Health- Morsani College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Temporary

Job Title: Research Support Specialist

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $20.11 hourly rate/ 40 hours per week



USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician's Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities. For information regarding the USF Health, please visit our website at


From a clinical research standpoint, the primary purpose of this position is to recruit and retain study subjects while coordinating their visits and managing data gathered as a result of their participation in federal, investigator, initiated, and sponsored research projects all while staying compliant with FDA and IRB guidelines and regulations. This position also involves a laboratory aspect. Sample retrieving, processing, and shipping for investigator-led, and sponsored studies. The management of the division's major biorepository while maintaining other laboratory functions and safety. Monitor compliance of study procedures with Federal, State, and University regulations. Ensures that documents such as eligibility forms and informed consent are appropriately gathered and maintained, HIPAA regulations are followed, and that infection control and safety procedures are implemented. Prepares and maintains regulatory and compliance documents such as IRB applications. Collects and analyzes data from clinical trials or other medical screenings.


• Coordinates site visits and collects/manages patient and lab data for sponsored, and investigator-initiated studies. Monitors clinical studies and communicates status to PI and other personnel involved in the study. Assist in patient pre-screening and organization of recruitment. Reviews protocol enrollment forms and confirms patient eligibility prior to patient registration, including obtaining all necessary informed consent forms. Participates in follow-up and assists in the care of patient complications. May assist with clerical and patient care as needed; assist with patient visit check-in (obtaining vitals), oversee medications and treatments. Responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and ensuring proper utilization of laboratory and other research facilities.

• Collects, organizes, and analyzes research samples/data from all trials and studies in the division. Process samples for both investigators initiated and clinical research trials. Main processing lab technician for patient samples regarding the biorepository specimen. As new studies are implemented determination of the most effective methods for locating, identifying, screening, and accepting subjects into new studies according to protocols. Assures that safety and infection control measures are implemented. Ensure data quality control. Oversees data collection from remote study sites.

• Prepares initial applications for IRB submission, modification requests, and continuing reviews. Prepares and maintains regulatory and compliance documents. Interprets and applies rules and regulations pertaining to clinical research to ensure compliance (i.e. Code of Federal Regulations) Interprets and applies requirements and standards as set forth by the National Institutes of Health and FDA. Recommends changes in procedures to locate, accept, and track clients. Actively participates in meetings pertaining to protocols to ensure consistent interpretation and adherence to protocols at all stages of study. Evaluates protocol study forms and reviews records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance in preparation for external audits.

• From a Clinical standpoint oversees and organizes investigational research visits on a case-by-case basis. Ensures patient visit occurs, along with proper sample collection and shipment to collaborating institution. Handles the sample collection for inpatient study subjects. Works with primary care team to ensure safe and proper collection.

• Coordinates the establishment of collaborative research contracts and agreements for the division and individual studies (MTAs, CTAs, DTAs, CRAs, etc.) Organizes clinical research stipend payment and maintains payment database. Directs project supply ordering for studies and laboratory facilities.

• Other duties as assigned.



    This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in office or administrative support or in research support. College education may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.

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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 2 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 30503

Original Posting Date: 04/16/2022 (Previous applicants need not reapply)

Posting End Date: 05/06/2022

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Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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