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Research Assistant


Research Assistant

  • req441
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Neurology / 1590
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Research Assistant

Job Summary:

The Research Assistant provides an integral support in the Muscular Dystrophy Research Program. The Research Assistant will be responsible for abstraction of medical records for a federal, long-term prevalence study. The Research Assistant will also assist the Clinical Research Coordinators with updating and maintaining logs and filing in charts; prepare, verify and enter data into computerized information systems; assist with regulatory documentation; contact study patients to conduct phone-based interviews and/or for recruitment and follow-up. The Research Assistant will also assist with supply inventory for network studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:


-- Review charts and abstract medical records per the CDC training and guidelines.

-- Research assistant will review charts per PI and CDC guidelines, identify the relevant participants, and abstract the records accordingly.


-- Collect, review, and enter data into study databases.

-- Researches and evaluates all documents for accuracy and completeness to ensure correct data is entered.


-- Prepare materials for study visits, including remote collection kits for participants.

-- Collect questionnaires and biospecimens from participants in clinic, and enter into the research records, as well as storing source documents into participants' study files.

-- Ensures proper collection, processing and shipment of specimens.


-- Update research regulatory folders/binders as needed.

-- Perform additional study duties as necessary, such as recruitment and follow-up activities

Essential Qualifications:

-- High school diploma or equivalency.
-- Experience with research.
-- Interest and willingness to learn is highly preferred.
-- Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
-- Data entry experience, including use of web-based databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

-- 1-2 years’ experience in research.

-- Preference for experience with human subjects research.

-- CNA/MA or other clinical licensure.

Position will remain open until filled with a priority application date of January 3, 2022.

This is a restricted position with no set end date; continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and/or performance.



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