Atlanta Center for Medical Research

Scope

JOB TITLE – Research Assistant III (RA III)

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES – Provides direct support to Clinical Trial Managers and Clinical Research Coordinators in the completion of protocol-specific study goals while observing strict adherence to ICH, GCP, protocol, and ACMR guidelines, regulations, and policies.

MANAGER – Clinical Trial Manager

SUPERVISES – N/A

Duties

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assisting CTM with all team studies
  • Attending staff and/or study meetings in the absence of a CRC
  • Providing training to RA I and RA II
  • Conducting specialized training's as needed for research staff
  • Creating and maintaining screen books and patient charts for all assigned studies
  • Preparing visits for the next day, ensuring accuracy of source documents and assessments
  • Filing of lab results, EKG results, and other communication in designated patient charts
  • Timely completion of data entry for all eCRFs, as well as paper CRF completion and transmission
  • Assisting Coordinators in assessments, including but not limited to, blood pressure and urine collection, EKGs and blood draws
  • Calling study subjects or off-site laboratories at Coordinator request
  • Formatting ‘Note to File’ documents and other written communication
  • Assisting Coordinators with scheduling, copying, faxing, and other clerical tasks
  • Aiding Coordinators in the facilitation of study monitoring visits
  • Completion of daily responsibilities delegated by CRC as they pertain to the study and/or participants
  • Assisting Coordinators with resolution of lab results which may include scheduling retests and/or following up with the Lab Vendor
  • Assisting Coordinators with corresponding with sponsors and ensuring sponsor emails are responded to in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES – This position requires the following minimal requirements:

  • Knowledge of psychiatry, including specific study indications
  • Knowledge of electronic equipment (i.e., e-mail, computer, fax machine, copier, etc)
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer study subject care
  • Skill in organization and record maintenance
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers
  • Ability to complete paperwork with precision and attention to detail
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to work independently as well as functioning as part of a team
  • Ability to clearly communicate both orally and verbally

EDUCATION – BA/BS preferred or 1-year experience in clinical research

EXPERIENCE – Experience as a research assistant required, ACMR experience strongly preferred.

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE – CPR training provided

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Standard operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Research Assistants may be required to complete job-related tasks outside of that time frame in excess of a standard 40-hour work week. Requires prolonged walking, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires occasional lifting of boxes up to 50 pounds. Work is performed in a medical office environment and includes exposure to blood-born pathogens and bio-hazardous materials. This role requires the ability to work with a broad range of personalities, situations and psychiatric disorders; therefore, candidates must possess the ability to resolve conflicts immediately and diffuse potentially escalating events before they occur.

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