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Clinical Research Assistant

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Position Information

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Position Information

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Working Title Clinical Research Assistant
Role Title Lab & Research Spec I
Position Number 579310
Department Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Description of General Responsibilities

Serves as Research Assistant to Dr. Randall Merchant and Dr. Raymond Colello. The incumbent for this position will be required to participate activities involved with the Virginia Neuroscience Initiative (VNI) at VCU. This will include participating in clinical research involving the preparation, collection, and compilation of research data in connection with clinical trials and observational studies being done at VCU. This will include the screen electronic medical records for patients matching screening criteria, determining initial eligibility based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, completing screen logs, case report forms, other tracking documents, and data entry, interacting with eligible patients, transporting and processing biospecimens according to study-specific protocols, and conducting other study-related activities in accordance with study-specific protocols and training. Supervise and train research assistants working on the clinical research projects. Assists in preparing IRB submissions and periodic reports relating to research progress and accomplishments. Assist with administrative tasks related to research implementation such as scheduling meetings and conference calls for working groups, disseminating communications via email, and keeping notes of study meetings associated with the VNI.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelors degree or equivalent related training and/or experience. Major study in nursing or neuroscience preferred.
-Some experience that involved contact with patients in a hospital or as subjects in clinical trials such that that have demonstrated they are equipped with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.
-Experience supporting, facilitating, and carrying out qualitative and/or quantitative human study research projects; recruiting, screening and interviewing human research participants; using various methods of data collection; research study records in compliance with the IRB; processing blood specimens, and tracking and establishing statistical data using statistical software.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Excellent organizational skills
-The ability to work collaboratively and independently in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in nursing, neuroscience, or related field

Pay Band 03
Department Hiring Range 38,000 - 46,000
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type Classified (full-time)
Hours/Week 40
Normal work days M-F
Normal work hours
Job Open Date 04/21/2017
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Research
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Economic Indicator: No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.
Resource Critical No

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