Clinical Research Assistant

Location
Worcester, Worcester County
Posted
Jul 22, 2014

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School and its clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an academic medical center with a research agenda focused on the advancement of women’s reproductive health across age, specialty and geographic spectra. Consistent with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s vision, the research division’s vision is that of scientific advancement through creative thinking and innovation to yield an understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of women’s reproductive health for the pursuit of knowledge and the benefit of women everywhere.

The core ideology of this division is ‘Advancing the reproductive health and well-being of women and subsequently their children and their families through evidence-based investigation’.

As an academic department, all faculty are encouraged to participate in and contribute to this core ideology acknowledging that some will achieve independent-investigator status and others will be more clinically and educationally productive while contributing to the department’s research reputation through publications and mentorship of trainees.

 

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for performing delegated tasks and procedures involving human subjects in support of  clinical research protocols. 

 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist PI in development of protocol-specific tools to aid in study documentation
  • Assess eligibility of research subjects in accord with HIPAA regulations for IRB-approved protocols
  • Obtain consent for minimal-risk studies as delegated by IRB-approved protocol
  • Collect, record, evaluate, and update pertinent data in relation to protocol
  • Track study enrollment and completion of milestones
  • Summarize research findings and prepare presentations
  • Perform literature searches
  • Schedule patient tests and/or interviews
  • Conduct  patient telephone follow up
  • Review  medical records and medical record abstractions for consistency and completeness
  • Comply with established policies, health and safety regulations and requirements, procedures, and department objectives
  • Maintain patient and study subject confidentiality
  • Perform other duties as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.

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