Clinical Research Assistant

Indiana University
Marion County, IN
Closing date
Jan 24, 2022

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We are seeking a group of Clinical Research Assistants to help continue our distinguished tradition of excellence in patient care, innovation and education. We are consistently ranked by US News and World Report as a top program nationally and are one of the largest divisions in the country with wide-ranging and reaching clinical and research expertise.

Job Summary

The Clinical Research Assistant supports in the conduct of clinical research studies or trials following established protocols and standard operating procedures; prepares and organizes space; sets up study-related equipment and supplies. The assistant ensures proper recording and archival of all regulatory documents including informed consent, files all appropriate correspondence, and gathers study supplies for visits include building kits. They also provide various support functions such as making copies and sending information.

General Responsibilities:
  • Assists in the conduct of clinical research studies or trials following established protocols and standard operating procedures; prepares and organizes space; sets up study-related equipment and supplies.
  • Sets up and monitors various research study protocols, such as data collection efforts.
  • Assists with routine data collection to support clinical research (such as documenting vital signs, performing phlebotomy, etc.).
  • Schedules/calls subjects for appointments as directed; obtains screening information via phone or in person from script template for minimal risk studies; records and maintains screening/enrollment/master subject logs.
  • Ensures proper recording and archival of all regulatory documents, including informed consent forms for submission to regulatory agencies; files all appropriate correspondence
  • Provides other various support for clinical research efforts (makes copies, prepares transmittal sheets for mailings, sends out various resources/information).



  • High school diploma or GED

  • 1 year of patient-related or clinical research experience

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assisting program
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in direct and in-direct patient related activities
  • In-depth knowledge of standard operating procedures and various testing techniques
  • Familiarity with automated and non-automated testing equipment
  • Proficiency at computer data entry/retrieval
  • Ability to work independently and perform concurrent tasks

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Job Classification

Career Level: Foundational

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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