Staff Research Associate III
Employment Type: Full-Time
The Staff Research Associate III will be overseeing two clinical and translational research projects, and will be involved in study design, conduct, management, and implementation of the study, as well as collection, management, analysis, and communication of data collected. The incumbent will take a leading role in the overall conduct and performance of the projects.
The successful candidate will be acting as the project manager for two related clinical and translational research studies in addition to assisting with performance of other ongoing projects in the laboratory. As the project manager, the Research Scholar/SRA III may be training and supervising other lab staff in performance of various research activities.
* Manages the clinical aspects of projects at hand including:
* Pulmonary function testing
* Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
* Preparation and maintaining research regulatory protocol and standard operating procedures
* Maintenance of accurate study protocols and research records.
* Recruitment and enrollment activities including consenting, administration of questionnaires, and determination of eligibility.
* Performance of clinical research experimental protocols including but not limited to:
* Manages the translational aspects of projects at hand including:
* Assistance in collection of biological samples
* Processing of biological samples (blood, urine, sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung tissue, etc) that includes separation of fluid and cell components using sterile cell culture techniques in a basic science lab setting (BSL 2).
* Storage of the samples in an organized and easily retrievable manner in the biorepository (-80 freezer and liquid nitrogen dewar).
* Manages data collection, entry, and accurate database
* Collect and enter data and maintain an accurate database.
* Either an MD or PhD in life science, or BA/BS/MS/MPH with 2 plus years of work experience in clinical/translational research AND conduct of cardiopulmonary physiological testing.
* Demonstrate management skills:
* Supervisory skills including communication, appropriate assignment of responsibilities, and proper following through.
* Ability to anticipate problems and apply preventative measures
* Ability to troubleshoot problems
* Demonstration of dependability and accountability
* Strong organizational and oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrate solid inter-personal skills for interaction with research subjects, as well as research and medical center staff.
* Detail-oriented and careful attention to detail; ability to accurately follow written detailed protocol and maintain detailed and organized records is of outmost importance.
* Ability to work a flexible work scheduled involving varied hours and on rare occasions on weekends.
* Basic related scientific techniques and procedures as learned from laboratory or field experimental experience including ability to use pipets and pipetman and making buffers, and familiarity with sterile techniques.
* Experience with handling of biological samples and sterile techniques.