Clinical Research Assistant - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina, Addiction Sciences Division
United States

UNIV - Clinical Research Assistant - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Job no: 513895

Entity: MUSC University

Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Psychiatry

Sub Department: UNIV-2262600-Addiction Sciences Division

Work type: Full-Time

Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant

Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus

Categories: RESEARCH

Pay scale: UNIV-Band 4: $26,988.00 - $38,460.00 - $49,932.00 (min - mid - max)


Job Duties:10Assist in developing standard operating procedures for studies, assist with IRB submissions, and maintain study regulatory files. Maintain proper documentation and record keeping. 10Data collection and entry. Assist with data quality assurance monitoring. 10Develop and implement strategies to increase research participation, retention and follow-up. 10Ensure adherence to federal regulations, IRB standards and protocol requirements. 20Evaluate participants for entry into a research study. Assist in conducting screening and recruitment of research participants. Assist in obtaining informed consent from research participants. 30Assist the program coordinator in the management of the day to day operations of research studies, including coordination of research activities according to the research protocol. 5Maintain and update supplies needed for study. 5Participate in trouble shooting of problems that arise during study procedures and assist in developing alternative approaches with the study team.


Job summary: The candidate will provide technical and professional research services in the Psychiatry Addiction Sciences division of MUSC. This position is for a candidate who is capable of performing professional duties in their assigned research program area. The applicant will be responsible for assisting the program coordinator in the day-to-day aspects of research studies among pregnant and postpartum women with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The applicant will be responsible for aspects of the studies including participant recruitment, data collection and management, and assuring regulatory compliance.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 4: $26,988.00 - $38,460.00 - $49,932.00 (min - mid - max)


FLSA: Hourly


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the conduct of clinical research is desirable. Ability to collect, organize and analyze information in a clear and concise manner. Applicant must have good organization and communication skills, as well as motivation, commitment and reliability. Applicant must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, other health care professionals and community partners.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)


The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

Opening date: 02 May 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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