Research Associate

Social & Scientific Systems Inc. - Silver Spring, MD (30+ days ago)

Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.

A Research Associate II manages the development of protocols, protocol implementation, and protocol closure processes; or another major project within a large project, such as website or database development and management, or quality improvement program. The Associate II participates in activities to improve the overall quality of work and the working environment. A Research Associate II may support scientific or other high-level committees, if assigned.

Proficient in management and completion of small projects such as protocol development and implementation, protocol navigation (IRB/regulatory processes, study manuals/operating procedures, communication with sponsors/collaborators.), or website and portal maintenance from start to finish independently, consulting with their manager and other staff as needed, and informing them appropriately.
Utilizes refined project management skills and uses all project management tools effectively.
Identifies issues and develops new tools or templates that may be needed to facilitate. Proactively guides and directs teams or groups to accomplish goals in a timely manner.
Ensures quality documents, database and website information by participating in quality assurance activities.
Actively participates in staff and group meetings and working groups; identifies issues and concerns that may need to be addressed by a working group and volunteers to lead the working group to address a particular issue identified.
Keeps their manager informed of any issues.
Proactively updates the database to ensure all information is current and accurate, and effectively uses database reports as project management tools.
Functions independently, and can manage a heavy workload as well as several priorities concurrently.
Participates in the mentoring and training of other staff and may support one or more committees.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field and at least five years professional experience in a scientific or health-related position or Bachelor’s degree in a non-scientific field and at least six years of experience in a scientific or health-related position
Master’s degree or Registered Nurse preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

At least two years of experience in the design, development, conduct or analysis of clinical research.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, which may include business and technical writing, editing, and proofreading.
Must be proficient and have experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.