We are seeking a full-time research assistant to work on multiple ongoing clinical research studies in people with cancer. The individual in this position needs to be highly motivated and interested in being a key member of a research team studying the impact of cancer treatment and exercise on the health and survival of people with cancer. This person will
be part of a core clinical research team who collaborates with a larger multi-disciplinary team with expertise in exercise physiology, oncology, and health. In general, the responsibilities for this research assistant position are to recruit research participants, coordinate and conduct data collection, communicate regularly with research participants, and oversee REDCap survey completion by participants. It is expected that this person will be able to work with general supervision and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time. S/he will need to communicate any problems and concerns to the Project Director and Principal Investigator of the projects. Additional tasks related to the conduct and dissemination of clinical research may arise. The ideal candidate will have experience working with older adults and/or clinical populations, excellent organization and data management skills, excellent oral/written communication skills, can identify and solve problems, and thrive in a team environment. The person hired must be CPR/First Aid
certified. This is a grant funded position for up to one year but may be extended depending on project needs and funding.
1 .The RA will perform a variety of duties essential to the conduct of research with
human participants including recruitment and screening, coordinating and managing
data collection, tracking participants in the trial and entering data and ensuring data
2. Work with the PD and PI to ensure day to day conduct and overall conduct of trial and adherence to accrual goals and timelines
Bachelors degree or higher in exercise science, health promotion, nutrition, health education, nursing or related field required.
Experience communicating and collecting data with older adult and/or clinical populations
Ability to attend to details and complete assignments with minimal direction.
Ability to communicate clearly, demonstrate a high level of professionalism and interact well with participants and medical staff.
Experience working with Word, Excel, and other MS Office programs.
Data collection and management experience
Excellent verbal communication skills in English language.
CPR/First Aid certified
Prior experience conducting research at OHSU
Experience with behavioral interventions and/or working with clinical populations and/or cancer survivors is also desired.
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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