Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate III for the department of Medicine-Infectious Diseases within the New Jersey Medical School.
The Research Associate III will perform various clinical research tasks relative to ongoing study activities. The Research Associate III will assist with data management, recruitment, screening, enrollment and retention of participants on COVID-19, HIV and other infectious disease clinical trials.
Among the duties of this position are the following:
Assists with recruitment, enrollment and retention of participants on clinical trials.
Maintains responsibility for having a complete and thorough understanding of research protocols, and sponsor policies and procedures as they pertain to conduct of the protocol, and of program SOPs.
Performs study-specific tasks such as obtaining phlebotomy, vital signs or other procedures according to study SOPs and delegation logs.
Assists with the maintenance of study documents on the restricted and shared drives; assures that documents are filed appropriately and easily accessible to staff.
Assists with community engagement activities that includes social media and website maintenance, as needed.
Assists with preparation for audits/monitoring visits.
Refers study participants appropriately as indicated (e.g. social service, psychiatry, substance abuse).
Communicates with study participants about appointments and follow-up care; facilitates scheduling and rescheduling of visits, as needed.
Assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the department, as required.
Attends all scheduled meetings or web conferences, as required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in a relevant field plus one (1) year of related research experience, or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough working knowledge of regulatory requirements and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to manage independent projects and meet deadlines.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft Office components.
Data entry experience preferred.
iDataFax, RedCap, iMedidata or other database platform experience (demonstrated) preferred.
Prior experience infectious diseases helpful.
Phlebotomy certification (or willingness to obtain) is preferred.
Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities of color, LGBTQ communities and venues preferred.
Posting Number: 20ST1022
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 115577
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.