Research Assistant 2 HSS

Connecticut, United States
30 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Yale Scleroderma Program, a newly established clinical and translational research program, is seeking a detail-oriented, full-time clinical research assistant who enjoys working with patients and data.

Responsibilities for this position will include but not be limited to:

  • Work with OnCore, the university’s Clinical Trials Management System, to develop and maintain study participant and biospecimen tracking.
  • Build study specifications for electronic case report forms (eCRFs) in REDCap for clinical data collection.
  • Organize, enter, and monitor information for effective data management in OnCore, REDCap and other electronic data capture systems for clinical trials.
  • Register and manage data from study participants throughout the lifecycle of clinical studies.
  • Collect, process, track/store and ship biospecimens.
  • Work in collaboration with researchers to assist in designing the initial project scope, requirements, and measurable outcomes for patient-focused research.
  • Edit research protocols, informed consent forms and budgets and work with the Office of Sponsored Projects, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, and Yale’s Institutional Review Board to receive approval for clinical studies.
  • Consent study participants and coordinate research study visits for sample and data collection.
  • Develop end-user documentation and training for investigators, coordinators, and other data managers.
  • Help define tracking reports to monitor data quality.

Essential Duties

  1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for research projects.
  2. Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments. Assists in research design.
  3. Writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Reports on status of research activities. Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance.
  4. Schedules and coordinates research activities. Identifies and recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies.
  5. May assist in preparing financial information and monitoring budgets.
  6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated proficiency with OnCore, RedCap, and Microsoft Office.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability working as part of a team. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven ability developing and maintaining biospecimen tracking. Proven ability to collect, process, track, store, and ship biospecimens.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work independently.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to manage data from study participants. Proven ability handling consent forms.

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