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Clinical Research Assistant
Job Number: 2019-32220
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Pediatrics - W833500
Salary Grade: 15
Union Code: Union Position-W28-SHARE
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Jan. 17, 2019


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. 

NIH funded projects to study non-pharmacological interventions to improve outcomes in hospitalized infants. Assist PI in conducting all aspects of IRB-approved, multidisciplinary cardio-respiratory and sleep studies on premature infants and opioid-exposed newborns in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Newborn Nursery and Mother Baby Unit. 


    • 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.


  • 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.

Additional Comments.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, Human Physiology, or Neuroscience/Psychology. 
  • Preferred qualifications for our researchers include an understanding of human subjects’ research, exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Preferred expertise with physiological recording devices, digital polysomnography and/or research experience in human physiology
  • Preferred experience with Labview and/or Matlab; computer programming
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer skills
  • Self-directed, organized, with attention to detail
  • CITI certification

Environmental Working Conditions.

  • Neonatal and Pediatric units
  • Shared office space
  • Some nights and weekends required

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