The Clinical Research Assistant B will work in conjunction with Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit Investigators, Research Nurses and other members of the Unit to assist with screening, enrollment and follow up of subjects into interventional clinical trials within the Division of Infectious Diseases and may work independently to execute observational trials. Additionally, the Research Assistant will outreach and collaborate with community groups throughout Philadelphia to recruit study participants and assist in maintaining them under the care of a medical professional.
The Clinical Research Assistant B will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team conducting HIV therapeutic trials as well as various Infectious Disease-related studies. The RA will serve as an outreach recruiter for HIV and healthy volunteer studies as well as assist in retention of participants. The RA should be skilled at engaging in informal conversation with potential research subjects by phone, in person and via social media platforms all while adhering to confidentiality/privacy regulations.. Organizational and administrative skills are necessary as duties also include various protocol-directed procedures: blood draws, ECG, blood pressure/vital signs and questionnaire administration. Support of the Research Nurses includes preparation of case report forms, labeling tubes for blood collection and scheduling of clinical research study participant appointments. Travel throughout Philadelphia to neighborhood venues and community HIV organizations is required for outreach.
The position requires the Clinical Research Assistant B to have knowledge in the treatment and care of patients living or at risk of HIV infection, Hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases. The Research Assistant must be self-sufficient, detail-oriented, and able to identify problems and solve them, including assessing the need for further intervention or care by licensed staff. He or she must be able to handle confidential information and meet objectives in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and protocol guidelines.
Excellent communication and organizational and administrative skills are necessary including ability to check and prepare recruitment materials, ability to effectively interact with multidisciplinary teams including patients, families, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrative and laboratory staff.
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