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Clinical Research Assistant

University of Maryland


Location:
Baltimore, Maryland
Date:
04/25/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Clinical Operations
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Job Details

The University of Maryland Stroke Research Center (University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore) is seeking a highly-organized, self-motivated individual as a Contingent Category II Clinical Research Assistant to participate in ongoing and new stroke-related research and clinical trials. The Center directs and is involved in numerous local, national and international stroke trials, with an emphasis on the genetic causes of stroke. An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in medicine, public health and medical research. Training will be provided for all responsibilities.

 UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Recruit and screen subjects for research studies. Collect baseline and follow-up data from subjects including verification of eligibility; obtaining consent and enrollment and assuring accurate demographic information for follow-up. Perform data collection by conducting research interviews. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and clinical relevance.
  • Perform phlebotomy for collection of biological specimens; Oversee specimen storage in the University of Maryland Stroke Biorepository.
  •  Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices. Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
  • Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
  • Assist Principal Investigator in development and management of research budgets, financial reporting and monetary disbursements.
  • Coordinate the research study team including facility recruitment; subject sampling and staff scheduling. Monitor interviewers and procure equipment and supplies.
  • Establish and maintain database files and reports on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects. May participate in  study related data analysis and interpretation.
  • Assist in developing and recommending policies, procedures, and methods for clinical research activities.
  • May perform administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance to interviewers; assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies

 

Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree, position may be particularly suited to those in biological sciences such as epidemiology, sociology, psychology, nursing or fields of study related to clinical research.

Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*

May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

**Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. 

 

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications. Ability to understand and apply approved guidelines of varying research protocols. Knowledge of best practice in research protocols and procedures. Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections and other the like.  Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences.  Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. 
  • Skill in various interviewing techniques. Skill in data abstraction and entry into study specific database software applications. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.  Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way.  Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.  Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained. Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals. Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.  Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. 
  • Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgements. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Job

: Exempt Staff - E3302C

Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Shift

: Day Job

Financial Disclosure: No

Organization

: Neurology

Job Posting

: Apr 25, 2017

Unposting Date

: May 14, 2017, 11:59:00 PM