Research Specialist

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 11/11/2016

Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Company
Temple University
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
16002371-1695
AJE Ref #
576053216
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Research Specialist in the Center for Metabolic Disease/TCRI, at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, will assist with ongoing clinical research projects. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will serve as the primary contact for research subjects and will assist with data collection.



Responsibilities include assisting with recruiting, evaluating, and enrolling patients in active clinical trials, obtaining informed consents, and collecting and entering study data. Additional responsibilities include scheduling subjects for visits; processing biological samples for cell preparation and for human tissue/cell bank storage; obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals (e.g. IRB) and documentation; and presenting updates at clinical research meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in life science or related field and at least two years of directly related research or clinical experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.



Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with MS Office Suite including spreadsheet and database software programs.

*Demonstrated data analysis skills.

*Knowledge of medical terminology.

*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population.

*Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills.

*Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented in a dynamic work environment.

*Ability to work independently and as part of a team.



This is a Grant Funded Position.



Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.



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