The Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Research program is a collaborative, collegial and fast paced program that enjoys the opportunity to partner with many intramural and extramural researchers. The Research Program includes clinical trials, longitudinal cohorts, health services, and translational research with funding from a variety of sponsors including NIH, industry, and others. The patient–centered research program focuses on acute and chronic kidney diseases with an emphasis on nephrotic syndrome.
The Research Area Specialist-Associate is responsible for managing his/her assigned projects and serving as a key team member. The research team includes physicians, biostatisticians, a program manager, project managers, study coordinators, data analyst, data manager, and administrative assistant. Research trainees are added to the team on occasion.
The Research Area Specialist-Associate is expected to work independently under the guidance of the program director and supervisor. He/she is expected to understand and support the conduct of research within all federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Candidate participates in regulatory activities, data management, project coordination and facilitation of research projects and proposals. Assignments may include start up and monitoring tasks for both single and multi-center studies.
Coordination of activities with intramural and extramural colleagues at but not limited to the Food and Drug Administration [FDA], European Medicines Agency [EMA], patient advocates, and intramural and extramural physician collaborators
Lead regulatory management and oversight for multi-site clinical trials
Train and educate study staff on regulatory expectations
Project coordination for multi-site clinical trials
Database development and data management and monitoring responsibilities
Scientific manuscript, abstract, poster and presentation writing/editing
Coordinate electronic health record data extractions using data direct and de-identified data submissions for IRB approved research and registry studies.
Complete data re-formatting, cleaning, and pre-processing
Develop cross-database coding and mapping systems for diagnosis, medication, and laboratory data elements
Prepare data visualizations and descriptive statistics using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, or R (SAS preferred).
Conduct literature search, retrieval, and summary of novel biomarkers and experimental therapeutics.
Communicate with the Institutional Review Board for research study approvals, amendments and continuations.
Master’s degree in a health or science related field
At least two year's work experience in a research or medical office setting
Experience with electronic medical record data
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
Familiarity with medical terminology
Strong computer skills in Microsoft office
Past data cleaning experience
Demonstrated ability to work well in cross-institutional projects
Experience with randomized controlled trials
Experience with survey research
Experience with qualitative research
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