The University of Maryland School of Medicine has openings for a Clinical Research Assistant and Specialist to work in the Division of Addictions, Research and Treatment. These positions will support the research and evaluation efforts related to several telemedicine, integrated care programs that support primary care providers' capacity to address behavioral health needs of their patients. Candidates selected for these positions will be ranked based on education and experience.
The Maryland Addiction Consultation Service Technology Transfer (MACS TT) offers free services, including consultation, training, technology transfer, and technical assistance to prescribers and clinics across the state on evidence-based, comprehensive care for treatment of substance use disorders.
These Exempt, Regular positions offer a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Essential Functions: Clinical Research Assistant
Independently establishes and maintains database files using computer applications such as SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Performs data checks and data cleaning. Checks validity and accuracy of data.
Receives, inventories, enters, and organizes collected data. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements.
Assists with data cleaning and preparation of data reports to the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration.
Develops statistical reports of study data using SPSS software, Microsoft Office, and Qualtrics online survey software.
Searches relevant literature, develops conclusions on research findings
Prepare and present reports for presentation or submittal to sponsoring agent, Principal Investigators, and staff.
Performs administrative duties such as: assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments
Performs other duties as assigned.
Clinical Research Specialist
Establishes and maintains database files and reports using computer applications such as Microsoft Excel/Access. Perform data checks, audits, and data cleaning. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance.
Performs clinical research activities including advanced data analysis using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, and R; data management (collection, entry, verification); data interpretation, and ensures compliance and clinical relevance of data. May develop data collection instruments such as survey questionnaires.
Maintains communication with participants and colleagues regarding protocol specific information and research orders. Provides assessments and ensure protocol compliance while participants are in a study.
Serves as liaison to other departments such as IRB or CCT, outside organizations, government agencies, and product representatives to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resources.
Oversees and coordinates the day to day clinical research operations, study initiation, execution, and completion. Assist in the design and provide expert recommendation regarding research studies. Oversees interaction with subject participants including eligibility screening, recruitment, enrollment, ensuring informed consent is properly secured and documented, counseling, and obtaining patient medical history.
May provide working coordination and feedback to others
Performs day-to-day operational duties such as: monitoring the budget; budget negotiation and review, ensuring quality control and safety compliance; serving as liaison with IRB, submitting invoicing, develops policies, procedures, and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Searches relevant literature, develops conclusions on research findings, writes reports, prepare and deliver presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions. May conduct library research and contributes to the preparation and writing of research findings for publication of journal articles and grant proposals.
Provides training to less experienced researchers; assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Clinical Research Assistant: Bachelor's in psychology, education, sociology, epidemiology, or related field. Prior experience with clinical research, specifically mental health research, is preferred. May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Clinical Research Specialist: Bachelor's in psychology, education, sociology, epidemiology, or related field. Three (3) years of clinical research experience including two (2) years experience in mental health research. May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way and is able to competently adapt writing style to fit the needs of the organization. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments. Skill in spreadsheet and database software applications.
Possess excellent organizational and project management skills, as well as excellent time management skills.
Possess effective oral and written skills, and is self-motivated.
Ability to gain knowledge and mee the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections and the like.
Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to understand and utilize scientific terminology and research theory. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
Hiring Range for the Clinical Research Assistant is the low $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range for the Clinical Research Specialist is mid $50,000s to low $60,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3304E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Job Posting: Nov 3, 2020
Unposting Date: Dec 12, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 159701
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