Clinical Research Assistant

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD OCR - Clinical Research Incubation


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine is a recognized leader in orthopaedic medicine. Our program is one of the top in the nation, and growing every year. Providing excellent clinical care is directly tied to research and to educating future ortho surgeons today. Basic, clinical, and translational research in orthopaedic science inspires us to create new knowledge and innovative approaches to treatments. Passing that knowledge to our residents and fellows will push the boundaries of orthopaedics to new levels. Learn more about the people and the programs of our department. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.


Job Summary
 

The job provides technical support activities related to documents, analyzes, and reports on clinical research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.

Responsibilities

  • Research tasks include: recruitment, screening for eligibility, consenting participants, conducting research assessments, data entry, and subject follow-up and scheduling.

  • Research staff will be trained to administer quantitative sensory testing.

  • Perform specific protocol procedures (specimens and data management, survey/questionnaire administration and the like) required to conduct the study and retain research subjects.

  • Understands protocols and may collect information about adverse events (AEs), identified in the protocol or investigator brochure.

  • Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits under supervision or following specific protocol procedures.

  • Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  •  Bachelor’s degree.

Experience:

  • <2 years of work or volunteer experience in a health care related setting. 

Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent skills interacting with members of the public in a health care setting.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)



When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Non-Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Biweekly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

Yes


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

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