The Research Assistant (RA) supports the Clinical Research Coordinator team and assists with a variety of duties related to the conduct of clinical research protocols. The work largely focuses on attending to administrative details (approximately 50-70% of the time) with regard to clinical research: gathering consent forms and other critical paperwork prior to study visits; labelling tubes; prepping test kits; preparing samples for shipment; ordering study supplies for multiple studies and maintain the supply storage area; and completing participant travel reimbursement forms.
Approximately 30-50% of the time, the RA may also recruit, screen and schedule study participants, draw, process and aliquot samples and interact with subjects as directed by the coordinator for back-up or special testing, e.g., neurology tests, subject questionnaires. The RA may also assist with the study start-up process; file regulatory documents; collect financial disclosure forms; complete case report forms, and transporting test articles from the pharmacy to Clinical Research Center.
Requires strong computer, written, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as high school diploma. Experience in health care or research is preferable. If an RA is to draw blood, then a Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist license is required; licensure may be completed after hire.