Full Job Description
The candidate will assist the Principal Investigator and research team in the collection of research data, data entry, the recruitment of research participants, and miscellaneous organizational tasks for studies being conducted in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The candidate will work primarily on research studies that focus on the study of and development of treatments for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and other chronic liver diseases. The research assistant will be directly involved in the collection and organization of questionnaire, interview, laboratory and other research data.
25% - Coordinate and manage tracking of all research participant visits. Manage scheduling of research personnel for study visits when necessary. Prepare tracking reports as needed and present status to the research team at weekly meetings. - (Essential)
25% - Work with research team in data collection from questionnaires, interviews, laboratory, and other resources. Update database and manage ongoing organization of patient data files. - (Essential)
25% - Performs data analysis/monitoring. Identifies data discrepancies and protocol deviation issues, generates and reconciles queries. Implements corrective action plans as needed. - (Essential)
15% - Initiate and maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation as required by FDA, Institutional Review Board, study sponsors and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines in connection with research trials. - (Essential)
10% - Monitor progress of subject recruitment. Develop advertising and recruitment materials aimed at study populations. - (Essential)
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.
Opening date: 28 May 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Jun 2020 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time