The Pediatric Surgery Team is hiring a Research Project Associate (RPA) . As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Research Project Associate is responsible for providing support to the GMT Retrospective Research. Commitment to accuracy, high attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are critical competencies for the role.
Will assist in protocol submission and reviewing protocol logistics.
Participates in special projects and task forces as determined by management.
Utilizes appropriate methodologies to collect patient/human subject information for a research project, database, and/or protocol.
Generate reports to all necessary parties on the progress of the research project, database, or protocol, as needed.
Assists in managing Sarcoma data and databases.
Help with coordinating research data to be presented at Sarcoma DMT.
Communicate with staff at all levels (principal investigators, clinical and research support staff).
Perform regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project is carried out as outlined.
Ensures that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the course of a research project, database, or protocol.
Ensures that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board and followed as written.
Ensures that workflow is controlled and meets departmental needs. Manages ongoing departmental projects and creates processes to ensure that goals are met.
Participates or coordinates on both interdepartmental and intradepartmental organization-wide research projects as requested.
Communicate effectively and establish strong working relationships with a diverse matrix of clinical trial sites, investigators, and other important stakeholders.
Provides leadership, organizational, creative, or clerical support to established and new research initiatives.
1 year Clinical Research experience a must
Minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 2-3 years clinical research experience, Undergrad or Masters Degree a plus
Must be able to work independently, be flexible, and meet tight deadlines.
Strong computing skills including proficiency in MS Office products; database knowledge.
Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection (including 21 CFR and 45 CFR 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
Strong organizational, prioritization, and project management skills.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to solve problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Experience working Sarcoma research projects a plus.
Experience with statistical software a plus (i.e. R, SAS or SPSS)
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