The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Department of Medicine - Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care is currrently recruiting for a Contractual Clinical Research Assistant . This Clinical Research Assistant role is an exceptional opportunity for individuals with preferably with prior research experience (including recent undergraduates) interested in pursuing graduate study in medicine, psychology, nursing, and other health disciplines. The position offers experience in a wide range of behavioral and biomedical research areas (e.g., clinical trials, interview studies, public health and policy projects, and retrospective database studies) and the opportunity to participate in all phases of research. The team member will have the opportunity to study how sleep impacts health and performance among military personnel and older adults, as well as about sleep and technology. Team members will develop research skills and be encouraged to contribute to publications and presentations. Note: this is a fast-paced work environment, more like a start-up than a traditional research lab. Team members must be motivated, self-starting, and committed to excellence.
***This is a Contractual Position***
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 11 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data.
Assist with preforming data collection by conducting research interviews, reviewing medical charts, and accessing computerized medical information systems. Assists with recruiting and screening subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols.
Assist in verifying participant eligibility; obtains consent and enrollment; and assures accurate demographic information for follow-up.
Assist with data analysis and interpretation, and the development of statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, and SPSSS software. Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches.
Assist the Principle Investigator and other research personnel in the development of research protocols and materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations.
Assist with preforming administrative duties. Maintains communication with participants and colleagues regarding protocol specific information and research orders. May also assist with providing assessments and ensuring protocol compliance while participants are in a study.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology, biology, nursing, or a scientific field of study related to the research of the clinical setting.
Experience: Prior clinical research experience preferred.
Supervisory Experience: N/A
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Organization, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a productive team.
Desire to work in fast-paced environment.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3302C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Department of Medicine
Job Posting: Jan 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Jan 22, 2021, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 162962
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.