Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology. This position is primarily located at WU South County but will also be required to float to the West County and Main Medical Campus (CAM) regularly.
Position assists investigators as coordinator of a basic to semi-complex clinical research study; may be responsible for numerous research studies simultaneously, acting as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community and the study participants; responsible for managing and recording all phases of study protocol as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participant recruitment, including community outreach, chart review to identify eligible candidates, and prescreening potentially eligible candidates by phone.
Routinely recruits and enrolls study participants; participates in making determinations of eligibility based on diagnostic criteria and confers with participants to explain purpose of study and obtain completed informed consents; explains diagnostic procedures and treatment plans, and addresses participant/family concerns.
Collects data from participants or medical records.
Completes and/or coordinates study procedures and clinical assessments which frequently includes Questionnaires, Blood Draws, ECG’s, Vital Signs, Breathing tests (PFT’s), and Study Drug Administration when necessary.
Processes and ships lab specimens to central labs in accordance with study specific guidelines.
Maintains study lab collection supplies.
Receives, logs, and stores study drug in accordance with study specific guidelines.
Routinely ensures timely completion of all protocol requirements (including off site assessments, lab testing, procedures, and treatments) to include scheduling and facilitating the patient’s timely completion of protocol requirements.
Collects and reports adverse events; makes decisions as when to notify physicians of issues, when to stop participant inclusion, and/or to make and/or recommend adjustment of the protocol of particular participants.
Manages relationships with participants and their families to promote recruitment and ensure adherence to study protocols. Negotiate and problem-solve difficulties that may arise. Will function as a key liaison in this role with support from the PI and study coordinator.
Maintains appropriate study-related regulatory documentation including regulatory files, and study participant data and source documentation.
Maintains appropriate recordkeeping and organization of many types of information and data, including database creation, data management, and data entry.
Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor’s degree required; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling four years may substitute for this requirement.
Experience with phlebotomy.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and efficiently.
Ability to multi-task several studies simultaneously.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Ability to learn new methods and techniques.
Great attention to detail.
Able to be flexible and adaptive.
Working knowledge of computer programs and systems: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail programs.
Experience with EPIC and / or OnCore.
The hiring range for this position is $43,326 - $54,204 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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