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University of Kansas Medical Center Clinical Research Assistant in Kansas City, Kansas

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rClinical Research Assistant




SOM KC The Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC)


Research Support

Position Title:

Clinical Research Assistant

Job Family Group:

Professional Staff

Job Description Summary:

The University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (KU ADRC) is a National Institute of Aging P30-designated national leader in AD research with the vision to impact the lives of every patient and family dealing with Alzheimer's in the region and across the state of Kansas through our research, education, and clinical care. We are a comprehensive center at the forefront of clinical trials, lifestyle intervention trials, drug and translational research, and basic science research. Our research enables us to also provide leading edge clinical care and support for dementia caregivers. In addition, we provide a wide variety of both public education and training opportunities for the workforce of tomorrow.

The Clinical Research Assistant assists in entry level clinical research activities. Under general supervision, the Clinical Research Assistant works with multidisciplinary teams including patients/study participants, families, physicians, administrative staff, and sponsor and CRO representatives to assist in coordination of all aspects of clinical research. This encompasses study recruitment, pre-screening for eligibility, data entry, maintenance of regulatory files, study visit scheduling, and collection data within scope of role.

The KU ADRC recognizes that our Center, University, and Community are strengthened by a diverse and inclusive group of students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to welcoming diversity and to creating a climate of mutual respect that values our differences and our similarities. We strongly encourage applications from applicants who will enhance and stretch us in our continuing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor's degree. Experience may substitute for degree on a year for year basis.

+ Computer skills: MS Office Suite.

+ Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.

+ Strong work ethic, self-motivated, willing to learn. Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Prior health care and/or clinical research experience.

+ Working knowledge of medical terminology, common medical conditions, and medications.

+ Research certification preferred such as certified clinical research professional (CCRP) through Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) or as a certified clinical research coordinator (CCRC) or other applicable certification through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

+ Working knowledge of medical terminology, common medical conditions, and medications.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

+ Recruits and educates potential research participants and evaluate potential eligibility for investigator-initiated and/or industry sponsored studies. Consults with the study coordinator and /or the principal investigator regarding potential eligibility as appropriate.

+ May conduct Informed Consent Interviews with participants and study partners as delegated by the PI based on level of training and experience. Follows ADRC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for obtaining consent from cognitively normal and cognitively impaired individuals. Assesses capacity to provide consent and utilizes surrogate conse t form when appropriate.

+ Obtains medical records when appropriate following all institutional policies

+ Collects, processes, handles, and ships biological specimens as outlined in the protocol and following KUMC policy. Maintains KUMC certification in biological specimen handling, shipping, and phlebotomy as appropriate.

+ Assists in collection of study data within scope of role and experience under the supervision of the study coordinator.

+ Tracks and documents study related activities in a timely and accurate manner as directed.

+ Assists with maintaining adequate study supply inventory for the conduct of study visits.

+ Assists with study visit activities including scheduling visits and procedures within protocol specified parameters.

+ Assists the study coordinator in entering the collected data into sponsors' electronic databases within required timeframes. Responds to database queries in a timely manner and consults with the study coordinator as needed.

+ Assists with timely and thorough filing of regulatory documents in Investigator Site Files.

+ Other duties as requested by supervisor

Required Documents:

+ Resume

+ Cover Letter

Employee Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$19.80 - $28.70