Clinical Research Assistant

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Browns Mills, NJ
Position Summary and Qualifications

Clinical Research Associate

* Position Summary:

Within the department of Clinical Research, and under the funding provided by Sponsor Organizations, the Associate Research Coordinators perform all their duties under the general supervision of the Senior Research Nurse(s), an RN licensed in the State of NJ. Performs data abstraction, collection, and entry to support clinical research. Prepares submission for reportable events. Ensures compliance with prescribed interventions and evaluations of the assigned protocol(s). Provides data to the collaborating research organization or study sponsor. Prepares data reports. Works closely with Senior Research Nurse, Research Nurse, Principal and Co-Investigators to help set up and coordinate trials, keep track of developments while clinical trials are going on, and complete the clinical trials.

* Experience: Entry level will be considered. 1-2 years of medical-related clinical and/or research experience preferred. Cardiovascular experience preferred.

* Education: Associates degree in a science-related field required. Bachelor's degree in a related field, preferred. Applicable certification or commensurate cardiovascular experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

* Required License / Credentials: Candidate must be willing to become certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator after 2 years of full time work if not already certified. Certificate of successfully completing "Protecting Human Research Participants: from NIH Office of Extramural Research within one month of hire.

* Other Required Skills: Must be able to meet deadlines and prioritize workload and complete multi-step procedures on several studies simultaneously. Prefer EKG and phlebotomy experience. Knowledge and experience with medical and scientific terminology and concepts. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask to meet multiple deadlines. Fluency in English (oral or written.) Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel. Working knowledge of general scientific research. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

* Contact With Others: Regular internal and external contacts involving tact, discretion, and persuasion in order to obtain information and or willing action or consent.

* Supervision Given: Responsibilities of the position require no supervision or direction of others.

* Supervision Received: Works under direction of the Clinical Research Administrator and Principal Investigator/Sub-Investigators following established procedures.