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Company Name : University of Connecticut
Company Location : Farmington, CT
Job Position : Clinical Research Associate I
Job Category : Jobs in Connecticut

Job Description :

Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health, and we are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top rated organization is looking to add a Clinical Research Associate 1 in the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering to our growing team. If you have a background in this field, as well as a passion for customer and patient experience, we want to hear from you.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the limited supervision of an employee or a higher rank

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Leads clinical research assistants and technicians, clerical or other staff members of lower rank as assigned.

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS OFFERED:

  • Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability

  • Generous vacation and sick-time plans

  • Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options)

  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members

  • Quick commute access from I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding areas

  • State of the art facility and campus environments

  • Progressive leadership and educational development programs available

Schedule: 40 hrs per wk, Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm with a 30 minute unpaid meal break

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Assists in the design/development of complex research projects/programs across multi-centers or multi-locations; acts as a specialist in a designated field such as but not limited to, oncology, biostatistics; keeps abreast of latest scientific developments in relevant field; may plan unit work flow, establish priorities, schedule, assign oversee or review work of assigned staff; may establish unit procedures; may recommend policies, standards; prepares reports and correspondence; assists with grant budgets and contracts; assists with development of case report forms and data management systems; conducts literature searches and contributes to research publications; oversees data for quality control and quality assurance; organizes data for grant applications, progress reports, etc.; acts as liaison with centralized study coordinating centers; acts as a resource to principal investigators, nurses, research assistants, and clerical staff for optimal handling of data and other research related computerized information; interacts with internal and external sources to facilitate data collection; may obtain informed consent; performs tests and interact with patients; performs venipuncture or other similar procedures following a period of training; coordinates the procurement, preparation and shipping of research specimens; screens patients for eligibility and perform randomization or registration procedures; utilizes study specific data management and protocol management computer systems; reviews or complete case report forms; serves as liaison to Institutional Review Board, submitting protocol applications and informed consents; reports adverse events to appropriate personnel; trains lower level employees; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

Considerable knowledge of clinical research protocols, principles and procedures; Considerable knowledge of clinical trials and other clinical research methods such as screening, interviewing, reviewing case report forms, reviewing medical records; considerable knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications and procedures, computerized databases; considerable knowledge of a science such as biology or psychology; oral and written communication skills; managerial, interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to identify, produce, organize, analyze, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of regulatory procedures (e.g.. informed consent, IRB applications, FDA regulations) involved with clinical research; ability to work as a member of a project team and independently; supervisory ability .

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

A Master’s Degree in Public Health, plus two (2) years of appropriate clinical research experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of appropriate clinical research experience or certification as a Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) by SOCRA or equivalent with ten (10) years of appropriate practical clinical research experience. If not certified at the time of hire must take and pass the certification within one (1) year of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable/infectious diseases.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May involve travel to local or out of state health care facilities and to attend clinical research meetings.

  • Must have experience working with health disparity research

  • Strong writing/editing skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Scientist with a strong publication record or promise of scholarly achievement and with strong skills in project management, data management and basic statistical analyses. Experience and expertise in health disparities and/or community based participatory research.

  • PhD

  • Medical degree with two years of experience in experimental or scientific work

Full Time Equivalent Minimum Salary: $82,992.00

Why UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.

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