Research Associate, HSS

Connecticut, United States
18 May 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Focus:

The Research Associate 2-HSS in Emergency Medicine will work on innovative, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and American Heart Association (AHA) funded projects which focus on improving outcomes for women with cardiovascular disease. The primary objective is to foster research excellence regarding the influence of sex and gender on health and to apply these findings to identify and address pressing health challenges facing women with cardiovascular disease. The Research Associate will be responsible for variety of tasks which may include providing general day-to-day research support, patient recruitment/enrollment across Yale New Haven Hospital, conducting follow-up visits, chart abstraction, and other general study coordination.

He or she will also perform intra-operative monitoring and serve as liaison with the HIC and other agencies. He or she will ensure accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA and required obligations to patient/subject, site investigators, research team and sponsor. He or she will interface directly with patients/subjects, site investigators and other collaborators. He or she will work under the supervision of the principal investigator (PI).

Essential Duties

  1.  Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.
  2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
  3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
  4. Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder.
  5. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes.
  6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  7. Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location.
  8. Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources.
  9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
  10. Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
  11. Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven experience working in clinical research settings and experience in human subject recruitment, informed consent, data collection, data entry, and follow-up assessments.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as ability to be detail-oriented. Ability to draft grants, communicate with physicians and IRB.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Outlook and various devices for data collection such as REDCap.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Experience with data abstraction from medical records – and the ability to understand and interpret medical data for abstraction into data collection forms.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced clinical environment, without direct supervision on site. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.

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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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