Staff Research Assoc. I

Veterans Health Research Institute
San Francisco, CA
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Position Definition:

Under the direction of supervisor, the incumbent will assist the principal investigators in a variety of research tasks related to clinical research: biobanking, tissue sequencing, and clinical trials . These tasks will include (but are not restricted to): biospecimen handling and transport, cellular and biological research experiments, abstracting information from clinical records; creating, entering data into, and maintaining a research database; recruiting research subjects; assisting in the preparation of research and administrative reports; preparing follow-up reports for patients while on study; submitting human subjects documentation; and monitoring compliance with human subjects regulations.

Essential Functions:
  • Perform and assist with subject recruitment, including initial screening
  • Assist with tissue and cellular laboratory studies.
  • Assist with data entry and database management
  • Assist with database management
  • Ensures appropriate study testing, and adequate enrollment of multicenter clinical trials, longitudinal cohort studies, local investigator-initiated studies, and biorepository efforts.
  • Conduct study specific procedures including but not limited to:
    • Consenting patients for non-interventional research studies
    • Interviewing patients
    • Generating patient correspondence
  • Assist in performing statistical analysis of data
  • Assist in preparation of new IRB applications and shepherd through to completion; arrange paperwork for renewal of existing protocols; respond to IRB requests for revisions; and coordinate protocol changes with study sponsors.
  • Maintain detailed record of work performed
  • Coordinate amendment updates and maintain study files
  • Ensure all CHR documents are up to date.
  • Assist with preparation of grant applications, including revisions and progress reports, manuscript and scientific abstract preparation; additional administrative tasks as assigned
  • Abstract information from clinical records
  • Administer questionnaires and surveys
  • Obtain, organize, file, and retrieve reports, correspondence, and numerical data for use in preparing status reports, briefings, and presentations
  • Submit human subjects documentation and monitor compliance with human subjects regulations
  • Assist Principal Investigators in implementing day-to-day research activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned including administrative tasks such as formatting tables and reports and organizing group meetings

Job Requirements:
  • B.A. / B.S.
  • Prior experience with research in the hard sciences, clinical sciences, or social sciences, including prior academic research experience, e.g. college-level research
  • Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with word processing and database software, such as Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Proficiency in conducting literature searches
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail

The hourly range for this position is $24.11 - $28.87.
Job Summary
  • Requisition Number: STAFF001262
  • Job Category: Staff Research Assoc
  • Schedule: Full-Time

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