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Clinical Research Specialist, Senior (Research Assistant)

Occupational Summary

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist, Senior (CRS, Sr.) to work on two longitudinal NIH-funded studies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and chronic marijuana use. The research assistant will conduct activities to support data collection, and will have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods relevant to patient-oriented research. The research assistant will devote a substantial portion of their effort to recruitment, assessment (including facilitation of MRI scans, administration of structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, and urine drug screening), and data processing.

Work Performed

Responsibilities include: recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of participants (20%); data collection (60%); data processing (10%); and other relevant administrative tasks (10%). The proposed start date is Fall/Winter 2020. We are looking for a candidate who is able to make a 2-3 year commitment to the position. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year post-baccalaureate work experience in a clinical and/or research setting. A background in psychology, neuroscience, and/or biology is preferred.

Key Skills

The successful applicant must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including persons who use drugs, gay men and women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The research assistant will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required. Experience with phlebotomy is ideal but not required.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and names of three references to christina.meade@duke.edu.

Clinical Research Specialist with Phlebotomy Skills

Occupational Summary

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) with phlebotomy training to work on two longitudinal NIH-funded studies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and chronic marijuana use.  The research assistant will conduct activities to support data collection, and will have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods relevant to patient-oriented research. The research assistant will be responsible for drawing blood from participants and processing samples for analysis and storage. The research assistant will also assist with other study activities related to data collection, such as participant calls and data entry.

Work Performed

Responsibilities include: blood draws and processing (50%); data scoring and entry (20%); other data collection (20%); and other relevant administrative tasks (10%). The proposed start date is Fall/Winter 2020. We are looking for a candidate who is able to make a 2-3 year commitment to the position. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Education & Experience

Associate’s Degree and certification in phlebotomy. A background in clinical research is preferred.

Key Skills

The successful applicant must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including persons who use drugs, LGBTQA persons, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The research assistant will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and names of three references to christina.meade@duke.edu.

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