The Research Associate in the Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research is responsible for providing overall coordination of research project(s) while under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s) and Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research.
Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent experience. Medical terminology.
Graduate from an accredited School of Licensed Practical Nursing.
1 to 2 years prior experience in a related medical field; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of clinical research applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Two years experience in a medical and/or research setting.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Certification in Institution Review Board required Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects (CITI) course within 1 month; International Air Transportation Association (IATA) certification for shipping dangerous goods and biological substances within 6 months
Any additional certifications as required per clinical area and or research project.
License to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee if applicable.
Department Position Summary:
A Research Associate in the Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research is responsible for coordinaton of research project(s) under the direction of Principal Investigator and Institute.
Work schedules are determined by protocol activity and may demand flexible work hours. Performs a wide range of office functions including; computer data entry and word processing, filing and record keeping; maintains up-to-date records and documentation on research protocol patients. Provides coordination of patient care for research patients according to protocols and standards of care. Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to relate well to people of a broad socioeconomic mix, with sensitivity to the patients, family and friends. Ability to work in a typical office setting and inpatient areas within the hospital with some stressful situations and personal flexibility. Assist in Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements.
Integrate information from multiple sources to ensure that research proposals meet the necessary requirements of funding agencies and Institutional Review Boards. Develop research data collection methods and strategies for data management. Design, create and revise research instruments as necessary to ensure quality data that correlates with research objectives. Coordinates multiple data collection efforts for one or more research projects which may include other collaborating agencies or institutions. Consult with co-investigators on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns. Develop and manage interim reports for principal investigators, industry sponsors and institutional review board to ensure that each project is moving toward timely completion. Liaison between the project team and funding agencies or significant parties. Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within time frames to meet research objectives. Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of research staff.
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