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CRSL Research Assistant

Yale University
New Haven County, CT
Closing date
Sep 15, 2021

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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.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

Working under the direction of the Assistant Director, Clinical Research Support Laboratory (CRSL), the CRSL Research Assistant will provide Yale Cancer Center/Clinical Trials Office with direct clinical and data management support related to the biospecimen conduct of clinical trials. Through the use of independent judgement and high level decision- making, extract, record, and disseminate biospecimen collection information for regular reporting and monitoring by the research team and study sponsors.

Essential Duties

Review of clinical trial protocols and their associated laboratory manuals to ensure all internal CRSL documentation and sponsor communications are up-to-date.

Process changes to internal CRSL documentation as a result of amendments, memos, protocol clarification letters, and updated lab manuals.

Conduct Epic Beacon Build Reviews by cross-checking order sets and communications built by the Epic team and hosted in the playground environment.

Serves as a point of contact to provide assistance and query resolution to CRSL, CTO, and or sponsors.

Track study deadlines to ensure successful submission of biospecimens to the central lab sites and reports on status of research activities.

Manages biospecimen accountability as it pertains to sample submissions by maintaining trackers.

Compile and organize monthly equipment, temperature, and calibration logs for submission to sponsors.

Collect data to submit in operational reports.

May perform additional tasks as directed.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience coordinating, planning or working in a high volume multi-task setting. Prior laboratory experience, medical technology experience, working in a clinical setting, or experience with clinical trials or oncology preferred.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:
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