Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Assistant for the Cancer Health Equity & Engagement department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Program Assistant position is to assist the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Cancer Health Equity team with participant recruitment and collecting data from studies. This position is responsible for screening, consenting, and enrolling participants, and ensuring the accuracy of data collected from research participants, information transcribed from patient medical records/survey forms and other sources onto study specific case report forms or into electronic data capture systems. May also assist with intervention implementation and fidelity checks. Ensures protocol compliance per Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), institutional guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set forth by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and as explicated in study specific procedures. This position is contingent upon grant funding.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works with complex computerized records systems and maintains security, confidentiality, and integrity at all times.
In collaboration with department leadership, study staff and other research staff, contractors, physicians and/or other health providers, obtain source documents (i.e. medical record documentation) as needed. Submits specialized reports as needed.
Maintains research record (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms (CRF), surveys, participant correspondence, intervention materials, registration confirmation, corresponding source documents, etc.) for all study participants.
Under guidance of his/her direct supervisor, performs abstraction of data from source records in human subject charts (i.e., treatments, patient-reported data, clinical exams, laboratory or diagnostic test results, adverse reactions, ARIA, etc.); abstraction of data from publications, or data collection from outside physician offices/contractors.
According to protocol guidelines, records all patient data as required onto study specific Case Report Forms or into designed electronic data capture system.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science or related field (e.g. Public Health, Biology, Psychology, etc.).
Applicants may substitute additional related experience such as laboratory, clinical or medical experience for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Be dependable, flexible, and people-oriented.
Detail-oriented, excellent organizational, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and interpersonal skills.
Hold self-accountable to high standards of professional excellence, be able to maximize resources and be efficient, seek and accept personal and professional responsibility and growth on a continued basis.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Prior experience in human subject research.
Background working with cancer patients and survivors, and behavioral intervention research studies.
Prior experience working in a wet lab and proficiency with REDCap.
Must adjust hours to meet demands.
Must be able to work weekend evenings and Saturdays as needed (within the usual workweek).
Posting Number: 20ST2093
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 122566
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.