Research Study Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Study Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

CORE VAULES: Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Study Assistant for the Office of Human Research Services (OHRS) at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The primary purpose of the Research Study Assistant position is to assist the Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s multidisciplinary Oncology Clinical Research Team with collecting data from clinical trials created for pharmaceuticals, biologics, or devices. This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of information transcribed from patient medical records onto study specific case report forms or into electronic data capture systems. Ensures protocol compliance per Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), institutional guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set forth by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Works with complex computerized records systems and maintains security and integrity.
  • In collaboration with the Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator II/III, Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) and/or physician,
    obtains source documents (i.e. medical record documentation) as needed. Submits x-rays, pathology reports and any other
    specialized reports as needed.
  • Maintains research record (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms(CRF), registration confirmation, corresponding
    source documents, etc.) for all patients enrolled in the Cancer Institute of New Jersey clinical trials. This includes, but is not
    limited to, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network centers (Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigator-initiated trials),
    community physicians’ offices and hospitals.
  • Uses research databases efficiently to complete assigned tasks. As needed, attends training classes for understanding
  • Enters data into the relevant data collection forms as per established protocol or project timelines. For protocols, this time
    should not exceed 10 days after each human subject visit.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1950
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 24.040
Annual Mid Range Salary 24.540
Annual Maximum Salary 25.280
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Associate’s Degree in a relevant science or a related field (e.g. Public Health, Healthcare Administration, etc.).
  • Applicants may substitute additional related experience such as laboratory, clinical or medical experience for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Detail orientated.
  • Have excellent organizational.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Hold self-accountable to high standards of professional excellence.
  • Be able to maximize resources and be resourceful.
  • Seeks and accepts personal and professional responsibility on a continued basis.
  • Effective oral and communication skills.
  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Oncore®.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 2 years of Oncology experience.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Must adjust hours to meet demands.

Posting Number 21ST0088
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
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