Sr Clinical Research Asst

Summary:
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.

 

Responsibilities:
Identifies patients meeting criteria for inclusion in clinical research studies ensuring research protocol eligibility requirements are met.



In collaboration with the research investigator participates in the design of experimental protocols to achieve the scientific objectives of the research project.



Develops research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives to allow quantitative and qualitative evaluation and interpretation of data obtained.



Establishes and maintains study record for each participant. Interviews patient and/or family to explain the nature of the study eliciting cooperation and gathering information to complete study questionnaire. Facilitates obtaining informed consent. May assist to schedule patient appointments and make calls to patients to complete documentation.



Reviews medical records to abstract information necessary to complete forms. Requests and follows up on missing data such as laboratory test results and the like.



Regularly monitors adherence to protocol; alerts physician when laboratory tests ordered have not been performed medication protocol not followed etc.



Collects and organizes patient data into appropriate format to facilitate data entry. Creates modifies as appropriate and maintains study database to meet needs for project. Gathers tabulates graphs develops explanatory charts and analyzes data using statistical methodology. Performs computer-assisted statistical analysis such as multiple antecedent variables linear regression frequencies cross-tabulation and the like. Writes non-complex programs using computer and software-compatible language to reformat information create new files etc.



Prepares and maintains related graphs and charts or results of data gathered. Participates in quantitative/qualitative analyses of resultant information.



May provide functional guidance to subordinate research staff assigned to the project to provide clarification of protocol resolve issues ensure adherence to research protocol procedures and assist in developing their professional skills in reviewing and interpreting statistical trends and the like.



Participates in the interpretation of the results of experiences through conferences with principal investigator and other research professionals involved in the study to review data compared to hypothesis and research methodology in instances of inexplicable data. May make recommendation for modification of research protocol based upon initial findings.



May assist in writing presentations and papers for publications based on research performed.



Regularly reviews relevant literature to research being conducted in order to better understand the project. Maintains and enhances professional expertise through educational opportunities and participation in related teams and conferences.



May perform research-based EKG�s vital signs blood spinning and shipping of blood and tissue products in accordance with protocol specifications.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

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



EXPERIENCE:

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.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides functional guidance to subordinate research staff assigned to the project.



Completion in a laboratory environment with possible exposure to human and animal serum chemical reagents animal subjects and radioactive materials.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union