McGuire Research Institute   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Research
Posted on May 16, 2023

McGuire Research Institute (MRI) is a non-profit organization, associated and located within the Richmond VA Medical Center, in Richmond Virginia. This is NOT a government position. MRI is an EEO and ADA compliant employer



RESEARCH ASSISTANT  - Part-time (50-80%)                                                         



Position Summary:

S/he is responsible for coordinating and assuring integrity of all activities associated with conducting a clinical research study.  S/he will ensure compliance with local, state, and/or federal regulatory requirements. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and assures integrity of all activities associated with conducting a clinical research study as it relates to compliance with local, state, and/or federal regulatory requirements. 
  • Assists Principal Investigators in the preparation and submission of clinical protocols, consent forms, and other documents to the scientific review committee, IRB, and other regulatory organizations. 
  • Maintains regulatory files in compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Communicates with research participants, staff, regulatory affairs and data management groups, laboratory and clinical investigators, management, and outside collaborators.
  • Recruits, interviews, and conducts study visit activities with clinical research volunteers, and obtains informed consent. 
  • May collect and analyze data to evaluate research participant eligibility for enrollment. 
  • Assists with the documentation and reporting of adverse events, completes and reviews Case Report Forms for patient eligibility, protocol compliance, omissions, errors, and submits these forms as required.         
  • Prepares and maintains written and electronic volunteer databases/logs.
  • Perform data extraction and chart reviews of patients’ medical records. 
  • Ensures that research records are stored and secured properly, and that inventory and records are updated and properly maintained.
  • Conducts data verification as indicated, documents, assists the investigator and protocol coordinator with questions, may transcribe and resolve queries of data in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic). 


Non-Primary Responsibilities:                                                                                           

  • Other duties consistent with the above responsibilities. 


Position Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent communication skills, organizational skills and proficiency in research conduct are required.  Knowledge of standard qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques; ability to follow general instructions; work in a team; good communication, writing and analytical skills; familiarity with social science research methodology is required. Ability to follow detailed instructions.  S/he must adhere to legal, professional, and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.


Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Master's degree or Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a scientific- or health-related field Or BA/BS in a scientific- or health-related field with at least 1 year of experience in health care research involving human subjects


Minimum Experience:  2-3 years clinical trial experience required. 


Physical Capabilities:  Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs. 


Work Environment:  Office and clinical environment. 


Pay: Estimated salary range of $48,652 to $72,001 annually dependent on experience and education.

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