The research assistant serves as primary coordinator of clinical trial activity as directed by the physician/primary investigator(s) (PI). Responsible for patient assessment for protocol eligibility, counseling of patients regarding study schemas; study calendar and treatment plan; thorough written tracking of patient visits for billing purposes, patient education; coordinating follow-up care and liaison between patients and other members of the healthcare research team. Will be responsible for the coordination of multiple clinical research trials for the Rheumatology Research team (currently comprised of three PIs), including: maintenance and submission of patient data; evaluation of protocol activities; maintenance and preparation of quality assurance audits, and management of investigational drugs. Ensures timely completion of work for all assigned trials. Other responsibilities include working with nursing staff and physicians to ensure protocol compliance, obtaining research specimens for laboratory analysis, reviewing patient charts for collecting data for prospective and retrospective studies.
Bachelors Degree with major courses in field of research / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 of years related experience
Must have excellent communication and organization skills, and must be a self-starter
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Outlook, and Excel)
Strong organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail to data and study procedures
Ability to prioritize work demands and trouble shoot
Ability to work independently in a multi-task environment
Ability to understand regulations from the IRB and the FDA and be able to make decisions based on that understanding and assure that the protocol is conducted according to these guidelines
Bachelors Degree with major courses in the field of research
Prior research experience in a university setting.
Knowledge of basic clinical examination and vital signs assessment
Knowledge of phlebotomy
Familiarity with health record database systems
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