Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate - Phase I Oncology
Job ID: 675840
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: CRS Administration HF
Location: 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Under the direction of the Clinical Research Manager, the research associate will work with physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to facilitate clinical research trials provided through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC Cancer Centers and to independently execute job functions related to protocol management.

  • Assists in entering subject trial registration and study status updates into CTMA.
  • Assists in the coordination of initiation, site evaluation, monitoring visits, and audits required by the sponsor.
  • Assists in verifying subject eligibility according to protocols by reviewing medical records, laboratory, and radiology or CT scan results.
  • Create study specific source documents, case report forms and study visit checklists.
  • Insures that patient's records, slides, radiology tests, lab work results, etc. are obtained and reviewed prior to patient entry into a study.
  • Performs consenting process and study implementation of lab, registry, and non-therapeutic clinical trials.
  • Process required documents as need for the research protocols.
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate data collection for protocols.
  • Shares responsibility of managing the day to day activities for the research protocols.
  • Will serve as an assistant to support all main functions of the department.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree in healthcare or related field OR four years of experience in clinical research and/or related setting OR three years of experience in clinical research with certification. Additional skills include prior knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software produces and the ability to work with a PC database applications. Preferred knowledge of research methodology and prior supervisory and or/ project management experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $19.70 to $32.88

Union Position: No

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