Clinical Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Mangione-Smith Research Team at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development is looking to hire an exceptional candidate to join an experienced team whose focus is to obtain follow-up with the overall goal of assessing caregiver and patient-reported outcomes during and after admission to a hospital.

In this position the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the timely daily recruitment of follow-up survey via phone calls.
  • Assist in development of weekly data reports
  • Participate in preparing and reviewing departmental research Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Update identified organization folders for projects
  • Make detailed observations, and accurately document research data from multiple sources
  • Edit and test research surveys in a secure database platform
  • Assist in preparation of IRB applications, renewals and correspondence as needed
  • Participate in hospital and departmental education to develop knowledge base related to specific research activities
  • Keep abreast of literature related to clinical research in general, as well as research specific to clinical area

Required expertise:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in obtaining follow-up surveys
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented and good with follow through
  • Ability to work independently and in a team; to take initiative and be flexible
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Word and Excel


Required: - High School Diploma or equivalent - Two (2) years of college-level coursework in biological or life sciences or health related field - At least one (1) year of work experience Preferred: - Bachelors Degree in biological or life sciences or health related field - At least three (3) years in a research or health care setting - Familiarity with US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and International Conference on - Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines - Knowledge of medical terminology

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