Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and following established policies and procedures, provides assistance on clinical research studies in the Medical Biodynamics Program in the Division of Sleep & Circadian Disorders. May be responsible for the following activities: recruiting, advertising and evaluating human research subjects for studies; collecting, organizing and cleaning subject data; scheduling and consenting subjects, testing online data collection tools and databases; maintaining and updating data generated by the research.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators, the Research Assistant will be responsible for protocols being carried out in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders.
Provide assistance on clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols that will include combinations of day/evening/night/weekend shifts.
Recruit and evaluates potential study patients/subjects per protocol guidelines. Per protocol instructions, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening.
Interact with subjects with regard to study, including subject education, procedural instruction, and follow-up. May serve as a liaison between patient and principal investigators.
Responsible for collecting data and maintaining the patient/subject information database for study. May be required to input data, do analysis and run various reports. Maintain subjects' records as part of record keeping function.
Responsible for mailing various study information or packets to study participants.
Answer any telephone calls and inquires regarding study protocol. Refer study participants when appropriate to Principal Investigators.
Monitor and set up any needed equipment for study protocols.
Demonstrates professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.
Collaborates with hospital personnel to ensure proper execution of research protocols.
Monitors supplies and equipment necessary to conduct protocols.
Performs all other functions to complete research protocols. May be requested to assist investigators in the preparation of progress reports, grant proposals and manuscripts as needed.
Performs other duties as required.
BS or BA required with relevant course or project work in physiology, neuroscience or psychology.
Experience in human studies preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of clinical research protocols
Knowledge of computer programs, database, etc.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
Careful attention to detail.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a research team.
Initiative and sound judgment in crisis or unexpected situations.
Take on additional work when required
The work takes place in a variety of laboratory/research office settings. Occasional intense periods of work can be associated with particular scientific deadlines. May require the lifting and carrying of computers or supplies and the pushing and pulling cart of computers or supplies.
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