University Job Title: Research Associate 2, HSS
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Research Associate 2 HSS (23)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 330 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Research/Support
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Within the Division of Cardiac Surgery, the Research Associate - 2 will be responsible for planning, tracking, and ensuring that the clinical activities for study participants are conducted in accordance with approved protocols. These activities include, but are not limited to patient screening, eligibility determination, registration and other protocol and subject milestones. The CRC will have direct patient contact and will be responsible for managing multiple clinical studies and trials. The CRC will be assigned individual research projects that they will be expected to lead, as well as collaborate with other Division researchers on larger research projects. The CRC is responsible for maintaining the adult cardiac surgery clinical research database, submitting and maintaining HIC protocols, coordinating data collection for the database, and developing additional databases to address specific project needs.
The Research Associate is responsible for scheduling and managing weekly research meetings, which include the discussion of new research projects, coordination of research work assigned, and progress reports on current projects. The CRC is also responsible for attending clinical meetings throughout the year, and will present findings from the Division’s research projects at the venues and encourage project collaborations with other institutions. The incumbent will also speak occasionally at conferences selected by the Division faculty and approved by the Division Chief.
Additionally, the Research Associate will publish approximately 1-2 peer-reviewed manuscripts bimonthly in collaboration with the Division’s faculty and parties related to the published work.
- Compares protocols and sponsored projects to confirm consistency between funding proposals/awards and approved protocols.
- Documents established congruency between funding proposals and approved protocols.
- Facilitates and/or assists with resolution of any inconsistencies between funding proposals and approved protocols.
- Serves as a liaison between the Grants and Contracts offices, investigators, and business managers to resolve congruency issues in a timely manner.
- Attends meetings and presents issues when necessary that were identified during congruency review.
- Serves as a resource and provides technical assistance to investigators and their staff.
- Provides analytical and technical support related to establishing and recording protocol/grant congruency, as needed.
- Monitors federal and state regulations for new guidance, updates, or policies. Maintains a high degree of knowledge on these requirements to determine actions and follow directives that may be required to ensure University compliance with congruency review and reporting requirements.
- Develops, implements, and manages internal practices that ensure compliance with federal requirements.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic/scientific field and a minimum of 3 years of related research support experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to evaluate and assess subject’s suitability for inclusion into studies, obtain informed consent, determine patient eligibility and coordinate patient enrollment.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Well-developed time management and organizational skills with the ability to schedule and coordinate research activities as well as work with a team to develop action items and other means to keep projects moving along according to timeline.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to create and follow research project-related supporting documents as well as report on the status of project deliverables and draft and submit project updates to the study sponsor.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Well-developed clinical and analytical skills including strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proficient in the use of computer systems and office management programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience with clinical research studies in an academic medical center.
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
Background Check Requirements
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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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