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Contractual Clinical Research Assistant

Clinical Research Assistant to assist with several newly funded programs of mixed-methods research with substance use disorder populations. The candidate will be employed in a clinical setting and will be responsible for coordinating all regulatory and administrative aspects of the research program, including maintaining adherence to protocols, ensuring compliance with IRB mandates, instituting modifications to existing research protocols, implementing policies and procedures for clinical research and data collection from human subjects in a participant-facing role. Additionally, this individual will help with data entry, analysis, interpretation and contributing to the publication of research findings. It is expected that this individual is interested in a career in clinical trial research, and that this experience will meaningfully add to their resume of experiences with patient-participant research. Applicants with experience with qualitative research design and methodology are preferred.

Primary Duties

The Clinical Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical substance use disorder setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data.

Essential functions:

· Communicate directly with participants regarding the research study. Perform data collection with the use of research-approved surveys, instruments and assessments. Some of this data collection will involve reviewing electronic health records for data extraction.

· Recruit and screen subjects for eligibility and will obtain consent and enrollment.

· Independently establish and maintain an electronic database and reports using RedCap.

· Responsible for data integrity, verification and data cleaning. At all stages, the person will be responsible for ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance.

· Perform basic data analysis using SPSS software. Assists in developing graphical content for publications and presentations.

· Conducts and analyzes results of literature searches.

· Perform administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance for trainees, assisting in developing and submitting grants and manuscripts,

· Assist the Principle Investigator and other research personnel in aspects of ongoing research studies.

· Participate (and depending on prior experience, lead) qualitative research projects, including conducting semi-structured interviews, transcript cleaning and coding, and analysis of data using grounded theory approaches.

· Facility with qualitative analysis tools (Atlas.ti, NVivo, Dedoose, etc.)

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :

Education : Bachelor's degree in a scientific field of study related to the research of the clinical setting.

Experience : Prior clinical research experience preferred.

Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.

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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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