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Administrative Research Assistant - Department of Ophthalmology

West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources
Morgantown, WV
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Science, Doctors, Ophthalmology and Optometry
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The West Virginia University Research Corporatiom is seeking applications for an Administrative Research Assistant in the Department Ophthamology. This position is responsible for supporting the clinical research faculty in conducting clinical research. Duties and functions include but are not limited to administrative tasks (such as scheduling meetings, developing and maintaining databases, etc), liaison tasks (such as with institutional review board, co-investigators, etc), and direct clinical research activities (to include both patient care and non-patient care tasks).

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
  • Attend regular clinical research meetings, generate task lists and action plans
  • Maintain a registry of ongoing clinical research studies (status, delegation of responsibilities logs, and timelines, etc)
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external collaborators with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality and in a professional manner at all times
  • Schedule and coordinate phone, video, and physical conferences among research staff
  • Interact with clinical research coordinator team and institutional review board to facilitate research oversight
  • Operate and maintain standard office equipment
  • Create and maintain data files using Excel, REDCap, and other data management software
  • Assist in preparation of reports, perform data searches and information gathering as needed
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Effectively organize and prioritize tasks to complete them in a professional and timely manner
  • Conduct reviews of medical records to extract data for retrospective analyses or to determine eligibility for future studies
  • May be involved with data collection from research subjects, including both historical information and performance of noninvasive tests (upon completion of training)
  • Conduct ongoing audit and quality control of structural and functional data collected by site investigators in the ongoing NIH-funded COAST trial (involves ensuring timely performance of required testing, assessing quality metrics, ensuring concordance between test results and data entry, timely retesting as indicated, etc)
  • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree preferred
  • One (1) year of administrative research support in a health care environment
  • Excellent communication skills : writing and verbal
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Basic computer knowledge and prior experience with all of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet proficiency and ability to gather data and prepare reports
  • Ability to prioritize is a must
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Be present in a professional and positive manner
  • Microsoft Office Suite (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
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