Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Dermatology Salary/Grade: NEX/9
Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following
protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the
preparation of material for inclusion in reports. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical
Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure
developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Please note: Supervisor provides objectives, detailed deadlines, and general instructions. Work is reviewed for
technical accuracy and compliance with instructions, practice policy and procedures. EE meets
frequently with supervisor to obtain instructions regarding general phases of work and in some cases as to
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
May perform blood draws or other basic biological specimen and collection.
Collect and prepare patient pathology and blood specimens
Retrieve, file, and scan glass pathology slides
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications &/or documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols
May process reimbursements for travel expenses.
Monitors & distribute petty cash.
Processes invoices &/or purchase requisitions.
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites
May train other research staff to interview/test participants
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols
Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations
Attention to detail and accurate record keeping
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Educational background in biology, science, or health-related field
Experience in clinical healthcare or healthcare administration
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Previous experience with research
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