Clinical Research Associate I

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA4.2

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Recruitment Type Single Title
Scope of Search Regional
Working Title Clinical Research Associate I
Position Number 570540
Position Type Staff
Job Status Full-Time
FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt
Employee Group University Employee
Department Massey Cancer Center
Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all aspects of candidate enrollment and subject data management for clinical research trials. Key tasks include but are not limited to: case-finding, evaluation & abstraction of source documentation, case report form completion, database use & management, data abstraction & organization for presentation/publication.
  • Utilizes multiple data capture/retrieval systems & interacts with variety of health care delivery systems to identify, track, evaluate, collate, analyze & submit subject data. Data may include but is not limited to paper data, electronic data & biological specimens.
  • Collaborates closely with clinical research team, which may include Principal Investigator (PI), to ensure that key federal/state/local regulatory requirements are followed; that institutional operational research objectives are met; and that ethical obligations are kept.
  • Develops, establishes and maintains productive relationships with VCU colleagues, all customers and contacts at affiliate sites to achieve essential research outcomes.
Minimum Hiring Standards
Independent judgment and critical-thinking skills. Discretionary decision-making skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize autonomously. Excellent written & oral communications skills. Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment and adapt to changing client status, regulations and work environment. Detail-oriented organizational skills. Highly proficient with multiple computer applications, including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet management, PDF file creation/use, online database use/maintenance, internet-based research, network & online file maintenance & management, and custom report generation. Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to provide own transportation to meet with patients or attend meetings within the service area or at training locations.

Preferred Hiring Standards
Professional certification preferred, or eligible for certification within six months of hire. Experience with interpreting complex protocols, subject records and federal, state, local regulations preferred. Experience using health-care based clinical information systems preferred. Bachelor’s degree and experience in health research and/or healthcare-related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of training & experience.

Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range $35,500 - $38,000
Application Process/Additional Information
Campus MCV Campus
Hours/Week 40
Normal Work Days/Hours Monday- Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Job Open Date 09/28/2018
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Research
Is this a restricted position? No
Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical Yes