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Research Assistant - ARJR

Company: Hospital for Special Surgery
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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Research AssistantFull-Time8am-4pm
The Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for assisting ARJR Fellows with various research tasks, including but not limited to data collection, entry, and analysis. The Clinical Research Assistant II will ensure data quality, integrity, and compliance with regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements. The Research Assistant will adhere to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved protocols while maintaining Good Clinical Practices and complying with Institutional and regulatory requirements.
The individual will also be responsible for HSS ARJR Registry tasks such as patient recruitment (obtaining consent, administering questionnaires to patients, and entering data).
The successful applicant must be available for at least a full 12 months, 2 years preferred.
Specific Duties:
Fellows' Research Projects Responsibilities:

  • Compose IRB applications and submissions for new studies and continuing reviews
  • Coordinate research meetings between Principal Investigators, fellows, and biostatisticians
  • Assist in collection, review, and entering data
  • Maintain documents in an audit ready state
  • Assist with chart reviews
  • Contact patients via telephone for follow-up information
  • Organize and compile paperwork related to studies
  • Assist fellows and/or PIs in preparation of manuscripts and presentations as well as submissions for academic meetings (includes writing/editing manuscripts and abstracts)
  • Attend early morning meetings and events when applicable to fellows (i.e. Grand Rounds, Research Meetings)Registry-related Responsibilities:
    • Administer new and follow-up questionnaires to patients in-person
    • Obtain informed consent from patients
    • Enter data into electronic database
    • Prepare mailings and emails of follow-up questionnaires
    • Call patients to follow-up with questionnaires and answer any questions
    • Maintain IRB applications and submissions
    • Act as a liaison between surgeons and patients regarding registryOther ARJR Service Responsibilities:
      • Assist in IRB applications and submissions for approvals, re-approvals, and amendments
      • Support the collection of research elements of the ARJR Service Annual Report
      • Manage CVs for all interested ARJR AttendingsEducation/Necessary Skills:
        • Bachelor's degree required; Life Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics majors, and MPH applicants are encouraged to apply
        • 2+ years' experience in clinical research
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills (publications are a plus)
        • Computer literacy: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data management
        • Detail oriented, organized, and able to multitask
        • Experience with statistical analysis is a plus (MPH candidates encouraged to apply)The successful applicant for the position of Clinical Research Assistant II will be a motivated and organized individual who is able to perform a variety of different tasks essential to the implementation of a clinical study. They will be proactive and approachable, as well as flexible, as the job description may evolve as studies progress. The individual will have access to the medical records of patients, and should appreciate this privilege while maintaining strict confidentiality with all patient medical data. They will also have strong communication skills, as this role involves interfacing directly with surgeons, fellows, and patients on a routine basis. The Clinical Research Assistant II will report directly to the Manager of Clinical Research, Arthroplasty.

Keywords: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York , Research Assistant - ARJR, Other , New York, New York

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