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OPEN RANK: Clinical Research Assistant OR Senior Clinical Research Assistant (Contractual/C2)

Employer
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024


The University of Maryland Cardiac Surgery Research Unit (CRU) is currently seeking a dynamic Contractual II Clinical Research Assistant OR Senior Research Assistant to join their fast-paced, high-reward clinical research team.

The University of Maryland Cardiac Surgery Division houses the highly effective multidisciplinary program within The Maryland Heart Center. The CRU is a fully integrated organization created specifically to facilitate the advancement of clinical research, discoveries, and innovations. The CRU manages a broad domain of surgical studies, including surgical coronary revascularization, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, thoracic aortic disease, pediatric cardiac disease, LVAD, ECMO, and heart and lung transplant.

The position is responsible for assisting with coordinating the day-to-day operations of one or more research studies or clinical trial protocols. The position coordinates data collection and maintenance, project evaluation, meeting scheduling, and research subject interfacing. The Clinical Research Project Assistant adheres to good clinical practices, study protocols, and applicable regulations, conducts complex work, contributes to measurable team objectives, and uses discretion to solve issues. The position will work in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine.



BENEFITS (Contractual/C2 Employee):

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Contingent Category II staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 2 weeks of vacation each year, paid holidays, personal leave, sick time, and time for community service; subsidized comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development programs; limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB; life insurance and long-term disability; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

UMB is Ranked Among the Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes 2022 & 2023.



Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. This position is required to be vaccinated against COVID−19. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website .



PRIMARY DUTIES:

Clinical Research Assistant
  • Responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data.
  • Assist with performing data collection by conducting research interviews, reviewing medical charts, and accessing computerized medical information systems. Assists with recruiting and screening subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols.
  • Assist in verifying participant eligibility; obtains consent and enrollment; and assures accurate demographic information for follow-up.
  • Assist with data analysis and interpretation, and the development of statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, and SPSS statistical software. Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches.
  • Assist the Principle Investigator and other research personnel in the development of research protocols and materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations.
  • Assist in performing administrative duties. Maintains communication with participants and colleagues regarding protocol specific information and research orders. May also assist with providing assessments and ensuring protocol compliance while participants are in a study.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
OR:

Senior Clinical Research Assistant
  • Responsible for facilitating and coordinating clinical research patient visits and data collection. The position will support the conduct of clinical trials, including the coordination of start-up activities, scheduling and preparing for patient visits, assisting with data collection and clarification, and general administrative duties.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) protocol development and ensure compliance of research operations with protocols. May assist in developing and recommending policies and procedures and/or design methods for clinical research activities.
  • Coordinates data collection of the research study including obtaining medical records, lab results, diagnostic results, visit notes, etc. Coordinates recruitment and screening subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols. May communicate directly with study participants.
  • Coordinates paperwork for submission of IRB protocol, IRB amendments, and IRB continuing reviews. Document and report all adverse events as appropriate.
  • Participates in audits and monitor visits as needed according to policy.
  • Performs the coordination of data analysis and interpretation, and develops statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, and SPSS statistical software. Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches. Develops and establishes a database to track research data.
  • Coordinates development of research protocols and materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations.
  • Documents in accordance with state and federal standards pertaining to specific research participant enrolled in the study. Maintains communication with participants and colleagues regarding protocol specific information and research orders. Provides assessments and ensure protocol compliance while participants are in a study.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Clinical Research Assistant

Education: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field of study related to the research of the clinical setting.
Experience: Prior clinical research experience preferred.
Supervisory: Experience: N/A.
Certification/Licensure: N/A.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.

Senior Clinical Research Assistant

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

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in clinical research in research being performed in unit.

Supervisory: Experience: N/A.
Certification/Licensure: N/A.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.

Salary Range: Mid $40K - Low $50K per year for Assistant/ Mid $50K - Low $60K per year for Senior Assistant

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 HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

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 HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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