The position will coordinate a research study that characterizes the toxic and carcinogenic potential of the Standardized Research E-cigarette (SREC) developed by NIDA. The overall goal is to generate initial reference data on chemical exposures and associated effects in smokers switching to SREC.
Responsibilities: Recruit, consent and run study subjects and process and manage biomarker samples, including blood, urine, saliva and oral cells. Conduct, coordinate and implement the research study from start-up to closeout according to study protocols.
- 20% Recruitment, screening, consenting, and enrolling of participants - 30% Implementing the protocol for data collection (conducting subject visits, arranging study schedules, coordinating with medical staff) - 10% vital sign collection, medical history interviews, and side effect monitoring - 15% Specimen collection & processing - 15% Data entry, data cleaning, and building data reports - 5% Survey and form development and management (REDCap, Word, Excel, Access) - 5% Other duties as assigned.
All Required Qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Public Health or related field and at least 2 years of research experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years.
Clinical research experience
Clinical research experience in protocol implementation, coordinate subject visits, consent and enroll subjects.
Specimen collection and processing experience: blood, urine, saliva/oral cell collection and processing
Familiar with International Conference for Harmonization guidelines and FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations.
Regulatory experience: IRB application, IND and Certificate of Confidentiality applications.
Be available to work variable hours including some early evening and occasional weekends; time may be negotiable depending on study needs.
Completed and received a certification in smoking cessation
Pay close attention to detail and able to problem solve.
Strong skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Self-starter with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
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