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Research Assistant - Pauley Heart Center


Research Assistant - Pauley Heart Center

  • req1099
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Pauley Heart Center, School of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The Pauley Heart Center is seeking applicants for as needed research assistants to support industry/philanthropic/internally sponsored short term projects on an as needed basis. Our faculty are approached to lead small projects from time to time that require additional personnel beyond what our full-time research staff can accommodate. This position would be to support these projects. Our expectation is that these types of projects may present themselves 3-4 times per year, may last anywhere from 2-12 months and may need approximately 10-30 hours per week.

This posting will be remain open throughout the year and applicants will be contacted when a project arises that they are qualified for.

Hourly, short-term research assistant position responsibilities may include:
- research data collection, entry and/or analysis; working directly with study participants during study visits recording information, administering surveys, supervising physical assessments alongside clinical study personnel; assistance preparing and submitting research regulatory documents, study protocols, consent forms etc.; working with other institutional research offices to facilitate study start-up activities; assistance preparing research abstracts and/or manuscripts ; assisting clinical research coordinators with assigned tasks related to the study;

Required skills: ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to prioritize work requirements to keep projects moving forward; ability to troubleshoot issues with assistance of supervisor; ability to obtain any required certifications in order to complete assignment (i.e. CITI, GCP etc.); competency working with standard office computing programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PPT); good communication skills; US citizen or permanent residency or approved work Visa for the length of the assignment; high school degree or equivalent. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion or a commitment to do so as a employee at VCU.

Preferred skills: previous experience with health science related research or academic preparation in the area of health sciences or other appropriate academic area as applicable to the specific project


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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