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Research Assistant- Clinical Research - United States  

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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. 

  • 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.