Clinical Research Assistant

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $28,000 - $38,000 a year
EducationSkills
Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
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.

NIH funded projects to study non-pharmacological interventions to improve outcomes in hospitalized infants. Assist PI in conducting all aspects of IRB-approved, multidisciplinary cardio-respiratory and sleep studies on premature infants and opioid-exposed newborns in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Newborn Nursery and Mother Baby Unit.

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist PI in development of protocol-specific tools to aid in study documentation
Assess eligibility of research subjects in accordance with the approved protocol and all applicable regulations including HIPAA
Obtain patient consent and Human Subject Committee approvals for minimal-risk studies as delegated by IRB-approved protocol
Collect, record, evaluate, update, and store/transport pertinent data and samples 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
Stock, inventory, store, and order samples/supplies as needed to maintain appropriate operations
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.

Qualifications

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

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, Human Physiology, or Neuroscience/Psychology.
Preferred qualifications for our researchers include an understanding of human subjects’ research, exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively
Preferred expertise with physiological recording devices, digital polysomnography and/or research experience in human physiology
Preferred experience with Labview and/or Matlab; computer programming
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer skills
Self-directed, organized, with attention to detail
CITI certification
Environmental Working Conditions.

Neonatal and Pediatric units
Shared office space
Some nights and weekends required