Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

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Clinical research assistant provides training for research students so that research experiments are carried out under applicable IRB, IACUC, and safety protocols and lab practices.

Clinical Research Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol
Assist with post-study activities, as needed
Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification
Assisting the local project team members with other administrative activities as required
Assist Senior CRAs, CRA-2 and CRA-1 with on-site tasks as required and according to training goals
Initiate, monitor and close out clinical investigative sites under direct supervision from Clinical Research Associates 1 and 2, Sr
Have responsibility for all operational aspects of routine clinical safety studies based on ICH guidelines and SOP requirements
Initiates requests for test panels after receipt of test request and formulas
Ensures timely conduct of the test panel studies from initiation to finalization of the clinical study report
Ensures study updates are made in the global tracking tool

Clinical Research Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Clinical Research Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CITI, IRB, BLS, ACLS, HIPAA, CRS, II, IV, SOCRA, ACRP

Education for Clinical Research Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the clinical research assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Computer, Medical, Health Care, Communication, Science, Health, Biology, Medicine, Faculty

Skills for Clinical Research Assistant

Desired skills for clinical research assistant include:

Medical terminology
Clinical research protocols
Research methodology
Computer applications
Data management programs
Equivalent combination of education and experience
IRB and human subject protection
Paying particular attention to safety practices
Various aspects of processing specimens
Psychology

Desired experience for clinical research assistant includes:

Ensures annual contracts are in place
Ensures annual site training (and additional trainings as needed) is completed
Ensures compliance with internal SOPs and applicable GCP regulations
Tracks product samples internally to ensure they are ready for shipment to site for study start
Reviews periodic monitoring visit reports
Reviews annual protocol and other essential study documentation

Clinical Research Assistant Examples

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Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a clinical research assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for clinical research assistant
  • Assist in protocol development and provide input into descriptions of routine CT research procedures
  • Assist with Physiologic Imaging Research Facility development related to administrative duties including billing and scheduling
  • Serves as a primary contact for clinical centers in multi-center research studies
  • Develop study materials – serving to train imaging sites
  • Assure study protocol compliance of CT data receipt by the Imaging Laboratory
  • Screen, recruit, and obtain informed consents for clinical trials/studies
  • Assist principal investigator to determine subject eligibility
  • Schedule trial related procedures and visits
  • Assist with subject assessments during study participation
  • Assist in budget development and management of resources/supplies for study
Qualifications for clinical research assistant
  • Knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines required
  • MUST be articulate and have excellent communication skills as much of time will be spent on the phone
  • Experience with Oncology is preferred but not required
  • Experience as a clinical monitor, clinical research coordinator, regulatory document specialist, or data manager is preferred
  • Fluent in French, Dutch and in English, both written and verbal
  • Contribute to identification of increased cost/inefficient spending and cost containment measures
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Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a clinical research assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical research assistant
  • Assisting the clinical team with administrative activities as required
  • Assisting Clinical Manager with monitoring tasks as required
  • Administer questionnaires, and assists with procedures for obtaining patient screening and recruitment obtaining research specimens
  • Collects and organizes patient data, may initiates and maintain contact with study participants
  • In conjunction with the PI, develops, and under the direction of project manager, assists with writing, and implementation of new research protocols including design, data collection systems and institutional review board approval (IRB)
  • The Clinical Research Assistant will have the primary responsibility for assisting with the coordination of various aspects of research trials
  • Interact and correspond with various internal and external constituents including sponsors, cooperative groups, Institutional Review Board and regulatory agencies
  • Assisting with enrolling, registering and screening patients for clinical research trials
  • Perform various administrative duties, which may include proper collection and shipment of lab samples
  • Clinical trial enrollment reconciliation
Qualifications for clinical research assistant
  • A minimum of an Associate Degree with minimum 2 years of industry experience is required or H.S
  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred in science or health-care field, or equivalent
  • Clinical research experience, particularly with mood disorder patients
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting clinical trials in a GCP environment required
  • At least 6 months to 1 year of RT experience
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications (Microsoft Office Suite)
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Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinical research assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for clinical research assistant
  • Collects and records study data
  • Drafting informed consents
  • Collects and organizes patient data from medical records, physicians
  • Provides administrative support for clinic organization and operation for the smaller subspecialty clinics
  • Printing and distribution of study questionnaires by mail and/or Fax to patient providers and/or patients and speaking to subject by phone to gather clinical data
  • Obtaining informed consent by phone and authorization for release of health information
  • Obtain patient data from Social Security Death Master File
  • Run queries from electronic database and IT department and follow up queries
  • Patient data entry and maintaining research databases
  • Facilitate project-related coordination and communications between investigators, IRB office, Biostatistician, or other regulatory office with PI oversight
Qualifications for clinical research assistant
  • Typically 1-2 years of professional work experience, must include clinical research or related experience
  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in diagnostic Radiology
  • The ability to learn to efficiently use existing proprietary software
  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Computed Tomography (CT)
  • College degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity necessary for handling and processing specimens for testing, including preparation of specimens, operation of laboratory equipment, microscopic examination
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Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinical research assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinical research assistant
  • Ensure thorough familiarity with study protocols and manual of procedures
  • Participate in ongoing education in clinical research through the hospital offered programs
  • Screen potential pregnant and non-pregnant subjects for study eligibility
  • Serve as the primary study contact for subjects/potential subjects prior to enrollment and throughout the duration of the study
  • Coordinate initial and follow-up study visits
  • Initiates and maintains contact with study participants
  • In conjunction with Principal Investigators, develops and implements new research protocols, institutional review board applications (IRB), and grant applications
  • Assists PIs with literature searches, preparation of slide presentations, poster presentations, and written published articles, as required
  • Performs all other miscellaneous research and administrative duties as assigned
  • The Clinical Research Assistant will provide support for clinical trials and research conducted in the Department of Emergency Medicine
Qualifications for clinical research assistant
  • Have the ability to use the internet and other computer programs, , database applications
  • Formal Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all Universities Attended
  • Must possess integrity to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment
  • Experience working with clinical data to improve processes of care
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Clinical Research Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a clinical research assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical research assistant
  • Screen, consent and enroll patients in ED research studies
  • Working with research nurses, manage research databases for industry sponsored and investigator initiated studies
  • Coordinate pick up/transport of research samples
  • Assist research nurses with progress reports for industry sponsored clinical trials
  • Manage IRB accounts for multiple studies
  • Consults with and assists staff in own and other labs in conducting research projects
  • Performs data entry and manages study database as directed and performs other administrative duties related to the study as assigned
  • Record readings in Excel while Pathologist reviews slides
  • Pull approximately 5000 samples from freezer and record data
  • Problem solve location of slides in multiple freezers
Qualifications for clinical research assistant
  • Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others
  • Possess knowledge of position requirements
  • Skill in working with clinical and/or psychiatric research procedures
  • Knowledge of best practices in field familiarity with relevant federal, state and other regulatory requirements
  • Undergraduate research experience, preferably with human participants (not just lab setting)
  • MUST be articulate and have clear/concise communication skills

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