The Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Assistant .
As an organized research center within the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), CVD comprises a multi-disciplinary team of faculty and staff whose primary mission is to develop, evaluate, and implement vaccines and other interventions to reduce illness and mortality domestically and in less developed countries. We work to prevent and treat respiratory (including influenza) and enteric diseases; to reduce the threat of malaria and antimicrobial resistance; and to identify, understand and combat other tropical and emerging pathogens. CVD brings together more than four decades of innovative and life-saving research on vaccines and infectious diseases. http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/cvd/
The Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data. The Clinical Research Assistant is expected to work independently and knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Communicates directly with participants regarding the research study. Perform data collection by conducting research interviews, reviewing medical charts, and accessing computerized medical information systems. Recruits and screens subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols. Verifies participant eligibility; obtains consent and enrollment; and assures accurate demographic information for follow-up.
Independently establish and maintain database files and reports using computer applications such as Microsoft Excel/Access. Perform data checks, audits, and data cleaning. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance. Develops data collection instruments such as survey questionnaires.
Perform data analysis and interpretation, and develops statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, and SPSSS software. Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches.
Assist the Principal Investigator and other research personnel in the development of research protocols and materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations. Assist in developing and recommending policies and procedures and/or design methods for clinical research activities. Assists with study recruitment.
Perform administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance to interviewers; assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors degree in Epidemiology, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing or field of study related to clinical research.
Experience: Prior clinical research preferred.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3302C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Center for Vaccine Development
Job Posting: Sep 11, 2019
Unposting Date: Sep 26, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 132721
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.