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Oregon Health & Science University Senior Research Assistant in Portland, Oregon

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides expert diagnosis and care of patients with lung diseases in our Pulmonary Clinic, and of critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Unit. Our clinical interests include all areas of lung disease and critical illness. In addition to our commitment to outstanding clinical care, we are also proud of our research programs from basic science research to clinical trials. Our educational mission includes teaching on many levels, including but not limited to our two fellowship programs in Pulmonary Critical Care and Critical Care Medicine. More information is available on our website:

The Senior Research Assistant is a highly organized and motivated clinical research coordinator who assists with multiple ongoing clinical trials related to Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. The Coordinator will perform study procedures per the research study protocols and regulatory requirements, including participant recruitment, data and specimen collection, organization of study records, and study invoicing. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Screen, recruit, and consent patients for clinical trials in either ambulatory or inpatient settings (including the intensive care unit and emergency department). Assist with study interventions and assessments, research subject visits, and data collection, including biologic samples. Coordinate activities with clinical units, Research Pharmacy, OCTRI, etc. as needed

  • Assist with development of research protocols, IRB proposals, case report forms, and administrative requirements as necessary

  • Supervise student workers and volunteers, including recruitment, onboarding, scheduling, training and coaching volunteers and complying with division and institutional standards for managing volunteer programs

  • Responsible for clinical trial and/or industry study contract set up. Work with division accounting personnel and clinical units to negotiate budget with sponsor.

  • Assist in preparation of manuscripts, grants, and research reports for faculty, including proof-reading, editing, assistance with graphics, and formatting

  • Assist and monitor PI and research staff compliance with institutional and state and federal regulations

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and complete projects independently

  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal with fluency in English

  • Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Experience with database management

  • Ability to navigate research site visits with industry sponsors, in-depth knowledge of budget development and clinical trial review

  • Knowledge of institutional review board (IRB) processes for submitting, modifying, terminating and continuing review of human protocols

  • Understanding of best practices for clinical research

  • Project management skills

  • BLS Certification

  • Working knowledge of FDA IDE/IND submission process, eCRIS, eIRB, and experience with REDCap

  • Familiarity with electronic medical records (preferably EPIC), chart review and medical terminology

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-5611

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Post End Date: 1/9/2021

Posting Department: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Posting Pay: $35,568-$54,069, commensurate with qualifications

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday-Friday (Days) plus some evenings/weekends/holidays depending on study requirements

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: Yes