Research Associate (Intermittent) - Bilingual - Recent Grads

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 10/23/2016

PAREXEL Glendale, CA

Glendale, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


PAREXEL has a great opportunity for recent grads, or those looking to get their foot in the door in the clinical research industry. We currently have an entry level part time (Intermittent) Research Associate opportunity in our Glendale, CA location. This is an Early Phase Clinical Unit and this is a part time position that requires a flexible schedule that can include, evening, overnight and weekends. The Early Phase team loves to promote from within and employees that excel in this role have been able to move on to full time perm positions and then on to other roles within the company. We are currently looking for candidates with any or a combination of the qualifications listed below:
New grads with BS/BA in chemistry, psychology, biology or other science degree
Phlebotomy license major plus
Bilingual - Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Chinese huge plus
Including but not limited to the following and other duties as may be assigned: Has detailed knowledge of the study protocols, lab manuals, and acceptable performance of quizzes. Recruits study participants by calling the database, attending company sponsored community events, and involve in community recruitment including but not limited to posting flyers in schools, senior centers, supermarkets, and other establishments. Enters study participants in the study participant tracking system, ClinBase, and study logs, maintains appointment calendars, and operates company information systems and computer programs. Conducts screening visits and study protocol specific participant visits, assists staff physicians in assessment of concomitant medications, adverse events, lab results and other test results. Performs appropriate psychometric and efficacy testing according to study protocol. Receives authorized sign-off to verify accuracy of all study participant visits. Responsible for ensuring sample processing, storage and shipment is according to protocol, lab manual or Sponsor provided documentation, following GCP and site SOPs to ensure accurate and complete data collection with documented Quality Control at each step. Perform simple diagnostic laboratory tests (for example pregnancy tests, urinalysis, and drugs of abuse tests) according to current CLIA registration. Assist with ensuring daily monitoring of laboratory storage equipment temperatures if automated monitoring system is unavailable for example during planned and unplanned power outages. Prepares/monitors study supplies, stock levels, and equipment in clinic and lab, to ensure functioning properly, calibrated, and have updated maintenance records from (i.e., scales, ClinBase carts, freezers, mechanical pipettes, centrifuges, refrigerators etc.) Identify and problem solves study-related issues as they arise, bringing to the attention of the CRC, CLC, and management as applicable. Assumes appropriate role with study participants and caregivers including but not limited to safety, care, and customer service. Attends and assists with site-initiation visit, start-up, study team, staff, and unit meetings. Completes Case Report Forms (CRF) in a timely manner or per project-specific timelines. Ensure quality assurance and accuracy of source and CRF documentation in real-time and throughout the study. Performs corrections for QM, CRC, CLC and Monitor/Sponsor Representative in a timely manner. Assists with Monitor visits (i.e., room set up, query resolution, etc.). Assists with maintaining and archiving research documents.Qualifications
Skills Demonstrated leadership ability and critical thinking. Proven emergency care and comprehensive assessment skills. Ability to assess, monitor and respond to emergency situation. Possess knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and/or indication of the study participants served. Have the ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated competency in all research-related tasks.Education Current Registered Nurse License in the state of employment. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required. (within 6 months of hire) Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required.EEO DisclaimerPAREXEL complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.