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Research Assistant- Clinical Research - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 08 June 2017

Project Description

Job Description 
The Research Assistant Promotes good clinical practices in the conduct of clinical investigations by possessing an in-depth knowledge of federal regulations and Compass Research guidelines (SOPs) for the enrollment and maintenance of subjects in clinical trials, and by collecting, recording and maintaining source and sponsor documentation. 



Responsibilities:
  
  • Understand thoroughly all assigned studies through reading protocols, attending investigator meetings and start-up meetings, and coordinating with Principal Investigator 
  • Adhere strictly to the study protocol; obtain exemptions when necessary/appropriate 
  • Communicate protocol issues to CRO and/or Sponsor, Site Administrator, Director, Principal or Sub-Investigator 
  • Articulate all pertinent issues to the PI or document by email/letter or during meetings 
  • Collect initial psychiatric and medical information by interviewing patients and by accessing other appropriate sources 
  • Ensure a flow of communication including telephone conferences between patient, study staff, referral sources, Sponsor and/or CRO, Monitor(s), Auditors and any marketing groups hired by the Sponsor 
  • Utilize various psychiatric rating scales and maintaining interrater reliability with other clinicians at Compass Research 
  • Perform clinical tasks including, but not limited to, vital signs, height and weight, ECG, phlebotomy, specimen packaging 
  • Maintain timely Compass Research source documentation as well as sponsor required information. 
  • Dispense and maintain accurate records of study medication 
  • Educate patients and family regarding their particular study and clinical drug trials in general. 
  • Complete all monitor and sponsor queries in a timely manner 
  • Provide appropriate community resource referrals to patients, caretakers, and family at conclusion of patient’s participation in study   



Required Skills    
  • Learn and support the mission and goals of Compass Research’s program. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly/effectively (written and oral). 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills.   



Required Experience          
  • HS Diploma or GED Transcript required.   
  • Associate’s degree nice to have.  
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Prior experience in a clinical environment preferred.  
  • Experience in clinical research is ideal. 
  • LPN, RN, or other medical licensure or certification preferred.