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RA position at Rush University Medical Center

RUMC
JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Research Assistant starting Summer 2017                                                   
Department: Psychiatry                                                                                  
Reports To: Clinical Director and Assistant Director
Status: Hourly                  

If you are interested please email your resume and cover letter to sheila_dowd@rush.edu

General Summary:
This position will assist in a variety of activities involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical research conducted by principal investigator(s) at RUMC, Department of Psychiatry. Assisting investigators in data collection and recording and administrative tasks is expected. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Participate in clinical research studies conducted by principal investigator(s), including grant-funded research or industry-sponsored clinical trials/drug studies conducted by RUMC Department of Psychiatry and its affiliated sites. Responsible for all data collection and recording for studies.
2. Maintains research records and documents relating to each clinical research study.
3. Actively work with principal investigator(s) to recruit patients for clinical/drug/device studies, including study advertisements and marketing per protocols established by regulatory agencies.
4. Confer with study participants to explain purpose of study. Coordinate schedule for patient study procedures.
5. Ensure compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies. Identify problems and/or inconsistencies and monitor patients' progress in study to include completing all documentation and reporting of adverse events. Recommend corrective action as appropriate.
6. Assist in the preparation of oral or written reports to both the study sponsor and the Rush IRB on progress of the study, recruitment, collected clinical data, trends and appropriate recommendations for meeting recruitment projections for studies.
7. Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires for the application of research techniques. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Perform other duties as necessary to advance research in the Department of Psychiatry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Completion of a Bachelor's Degree or higher in a field related to health science.
2. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and logic ability skills.
3. Must be able to focus on tedious mental tasks with great accuracy. There is a great amount of clerical and data entry work for this position that have deadlines and require a high level of accuracy.
4. Basic knowledge of email, Excel, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat needed.
5. Ability to obtain clinical information from Rush based patient care systems as required for the performance of duties and responsibilities.

Organizational Contacts and Purpose:
This position interacts with various departments and sections within the Rush community and may include Purchasing, Finance, RCTA, Environmental Safety, Environmental Services, Institutional Review Board, etc. In addition, this position involves working closely with the sponsors of industry-funded studies.

Judgment and Complexity:
This position may be required to perform submissions for budget and contract review, as well as applications to the IRB for new studies. This may include submission of amendments, revised consent documents, safety information and any other items requiring IRB review and approval. The person in this position is also required to be familiar with Good Clinical Practices as set forth by the FDA to ensure standards are met for conducting clinical trials including protection of human subjects and obligations of investigators. Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Revised: 3.05.2015


Position Highlights:

This position will assist in a variety of activities involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical research conducted by principal investigator(s) at Rush University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.

Responsible for all data collection and recording for studies.

Position Responsibilities:

• Participate in clinical research studies conducted by principal investigator(s), including grant-funded research or industry-sponsored clinical trials/drug studies conducted by Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) Department of Psychiatry and its affiliated sites.
• Actively work with principal investigator(s) to recruit patients for clinical/drug/device studies, including study advertisements and marketing per protocols established by regulatory agencies.
• Confer with study participants to explain purpose of study.
• Coordinate schedule for patient study procedures.  
• Ensure compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies.
• Identify problems and/or inconsistencies and monitor patients' progress in study to include completing all documentation and reporting of adverse events.
• Recommend corrective action as appropriate.
Assist in the preparation of oral or written reports to both the study sponsor and the Rush IRB on progress of the study, recruitment, collected clinical data, trends and appropriate recommendations for meeting recruitment projections for studies.
• Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires for the application of research techniques. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
• This position may be required to perform submissions for budget and contract review, as          well as applications to the IRB for new studies.

Position Qualifications Include:

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree or higher in a field related to health science.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and logic ability skills.
Must be able to focus on tedious mental tasks with great accuracy. There is a great amount of clerical and data entry work for this position that have deadlines and require a high level of accuracy. Basic knowledge of email, Excel, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat needed. Ability to obtain clinical information from Rush based patient care systems as required for the performance of duties and responsibilities.

Company Highlights:
As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Preeminent academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.

If you are interested please email your resume and cover letter to Sheila_dowd@rush.edu