Sr. Research Associate

Temple University - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)4.2


The Senior Research Associate provides comprehensive senior level coordination of multiple clinical trials for the Pulmonary Department at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The incumbent is responsible for planning, implementation and execution of clinical trials in the department.

Responsibilities include: providing complex technical assistance to Principal Investigators (PIs) in support of various research activities; designing and planning studies; coordinating study enrollment; conducting and/or overseeing protocol specific data collection; analyzing data and ensuring that it is accurate; serving as a resource to research staff on standard research practices; supervising staff, and ensuring that all projects are completed in an accurate and timely fashion; acting as a liaison with funding agencies from site initiation to close-out; working with the PIs and clinical staff to establish research objectives policies and procedures; creating research reports for internal and external constituents, including the PIs, administrators and funders; collaborating with the IRB and the department regulatory specialist to maintain regulatory compliance; identifying issues and recommending the appropriate course of action to the PIs; working with the research team to provide information needed to process study payments; monitoring and tracking expenditures, providing input into the budget, and reviewing insurance for accurate billing procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least four years of directly related clinical research experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated computer and data entry skills, and proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IRB protocols and processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and program participants.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, along with the ability to adhere to project deadlines.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends hours as needed.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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