Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Senior Clinical Research Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH12026

Job Title: Sr. Clinical Research Assistant

Department: 1 RESA Ramratnam HCC - 7021010

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

BS or equivalent with minimum 3-years prior experience in clinical research. Demonstrated leadership skills, bi-lingual preferred, knowledge of computer applications, research methodologies. Under the direction of the CRC manager, assist the PI in the day-to-day supervision of CRAs and volunteers, responsible for Study Start-ups, IRB submissions, report generation, study advertising and recruitment efforts, study visit scheduling and data collection. Responsible for report generation, study budgeting, sponsor and staff communications. Actively participates in project meetings, study participant interviews, data analysis and reporting. May perform technical assist of TMS applications, POCT, blood draws, sample collection/spinning/reporting and acquiring vitals, HRV, RSA and performing EEGs and EKGs as required by protocol.

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied or Life Sciences or related area, including courses in research methodologies and microcomputer systems.

Two to three years progressively more responsible and related experience in the research field.

Experience should demonstrate effective working knowledge of statistics, computer programming and research methodology and an in-depth knowledge of the scientific field in which the research is being conducted.


Under general supervision, but following established policies and procedures, performs scientific investigative research in areas related to patient care. Researches literature in the field, participates in the design of experimental protocols and develops new procedures to carry out established research objectives. Interviews patients to gather information, prepares and maintains study record, enters data via computer, performs statistical analyses of resultant data. Participates in the qualitative/quantitative analyses of data. May assist in writing presentations and papers for publication based on the research performed. May perform EKG’s and take vital signs during research-based monitoring tests. May also perform blood spinning and shipment of blood and tissue samples as required by protocol.