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Clinical Research Assistant
Job Number: 2018-31842
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Cardiovascular Medicine - W710010
Salary Grade: 15
Union Code: Union Position-W28-SHARE
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Jan. 11, 2019

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

The McManus Lab is actively involved in numerous studies focused on cardiovascular disease, particularly atrial fibrillation (AF), which is a growing clinical and public health problem.  We collaborate with other researchers to develop better, less expensive, and readily available AF detection technologies that patients find easy to use. Preferred qualifications for our researchers include an understanding of human subjects research, experience with mobile health devices and/or tele-health approaches, and a collaborative spirit. It generally takes two or more years for our studies to generate reportable findings.  

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for performing delegated tasks and procedures involving human subjects in support of  clinical research protocols. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist PI in development of protocol-specific tools to aid in study documentation
    • Assess eligibility of research subjects in accordance with the approved protocol and all applicable regulations including HIPAA
    • Obtain patient consent and Human Subject Committee approvals for minimal-risk studies as delegated by IRB-approved protocol
    • Collect, record, evaluate, update, and store/transport pertinent data and samples in relation to protocol
    • Track study enrollment and completion of milestones
    • Summarize research findings and prepare presentations
    • Perform literature searches
    • Schedule patient tests and/or interviews
    • Conduct patient telephone follow up
    • Stock, inventory, store, and order samples/supplies as needed to maintain appropriate operations
    • Review medical records and medical record abstractions for consistency and completeness
    • Comply with established policies, health and safety regulations and requirements, procedures, and department objectives
    • Maintain patient and study subject confidentiality
    • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or related experience
  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.

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