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Job Req ID:  11181

Research Assistant

Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.78-$21.69 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003519-SOM Neuro Movement Disorders 
Personnel area: School of Medicine



General summary/purpose:

Assist with the implementation and conduct of clinical research protocols in the Movement Disorder Division. Requires frequent collaboration with the principal investigator and Research Nurses. High degree of self-motivation and the ability to function independently in a fast paced environment is necessary. Required to comprehend IRB-approved study protocols and ensure regulatory requirements are followed. Recruits and coordinates research subjects as appropriate. Develops and maintains recordkeeping systems and procedures


Specific duties & responsibilities:

Provides support to the study team.

Assists with data collection, database development, and data entry

Maintains confidential records of research trials.

Participates in recruiting and consenting eligible patients for clinical trials.

Contacts potential subjects either by letter or phone prior to hospital admission when appropriate.

Assists with laboratory specimen processing, storage, and shipment in accordance with local and federal regulations

Attends in services and external trainings, workshops, clinics, conferences, and other relevant programs for growth


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline, and some experience.


Preferred qualifications:

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

General computer skills/ability to be trained with software and data entry systems. Previous exposure to clinical trials and work within an academic setting is a plus.



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