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Clinical Research Assistant

Indiana University
Monroe County, IN
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Department Information

The Better Health, by Design research program, under the collaborative direction of Drs. Holden and Werner, has joint presence in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and online. Research in the Better Health, by Design research program is highly interdisciplinary, applying expertise from social and behavioral sciences, systems engineering and informatics, human-centered design and evaluation, and the health professions. Topics addressed include: medication safety; mobile health, sensors, and other technology; healthy aging and disease prevention; family caregiving for people with dementia; participatory design of interventions; clinical trials to test interventions; and social determinants of health and healthy equity. The Better Health, by Design research program collectively pursues "better health, by design" through the development and testing of sociotechnical interventions in key areas of prevention and care. The Better Health, by Design research program offers its team members skills development, professional advancement, and competitive funding.

Dr. Holden is Professor and Chair of Health & Wellness Design at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. He is a Jack A. Kraft Innovator, Regenstrief Venture Fellow, CHIIS's Chief Healthcare Engineer, and Dean's Eminent Scholar. Dr. Werner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Wellness Design. But most of all, Dr. Werner and Dr. Holden are dedicated mentors. Those working in the Better Health, by Design research program are eligible for mentorship and project opportunities from a network of over a dozen faculty in and outside the Department of Health & Wellness Design and the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Health & Wellness Design is an academic department with 20 full-time faculty, over 400 students enrolled in BS, MS, MPH, and PhD programs, and closely connected to Indiana University and Purdue University schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Informatics, Art & Design, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Public Health as well as other state entities including Regenstrief Institute, Inc., the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, IU Health and Eskenazi Health.

More information about the Department of Health & Wellness Design in the School of Public Health-Bloomington at Indiana University may be found here .

Job Summary

  • 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 patient-related or clinical research experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assisting program

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Demonstrates proficiency in direct and indirect 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.

Additional Information

This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.

Benefits Overview

Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Foundational

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Posting Disclaimer

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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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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