Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking a Research Area Specialist Associate to work on several studies involving people with spinal cord injuries. Duties would include conducting longitudinal follow-up interviews for a study, pulling data from medical records, entering data, and coordinating site database activities. The candidate would also provide support for clinical trials being conducted in the department, including recruiting participants and conducting interviews. The person in this position will interact extensively with study participants. The duties may shift in emphasis over time. The selected candidate will also work on IRBs and report on study activities at team meetings. The candidate will work under the direction of the studies' coordinators, as well as receiving guidance from other senior team members. This is a term-limited appointment.
Conduct interviews with study participants;
Enter data into study databases, maintain databases; and oversee data submissions to the lead site;
Conduct study screening and informed consent;
Pull data from medical records;
Work on study IRB;
Participate on clinical trials.
Experience conducting health related interviews;
Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years experience;
Experience with database management;
Experience reviewing patient medical records;
Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable working with all levels of faculty and staff, as well as members of the public;
Basic computer skills including fluency with Microsoft Word and other Office applications.
Disability awareness / understanding;
Some knowledge of spinal cord injury or other locomotor disabilities;
Familiarity with REDCap research data capture software;
Experience with IRB processes.
This is a term-limited appointment. At the end of the term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force Benefits.
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