Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate - (TRCC)
Job ID: 180000VQ
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: CRS Community Network
Location: 2500 W 12th St, Erie PA 16505


Effective January 1, 2019, The Regional Cancer Center medical oncology office will be operated by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. As a result, the office will be staffed by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center employees.

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 verifying subject eligibility according to protocols by reviewing medical records, laboratory, and radiology or CT scan results. 
  • Assists in the coordination of initiation, site evaluation, monitoring visits, and audits required by the sponsor. 
  • Shares responsibility of managing the day to day activities for the research protocols. 
  • Process required documents as need for the research protocols. 
  • Will serve as an assistant to support all main functions of the department. 
  • 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. 
  • Create study specific source documents, case report forms and study visit checklists. 
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate data collection for protocols. 
  • Assists in entering subject trial registration and study status updates into CTMA.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare or related field OR
  • Four (4) years of experience in clinical research and/or related setting OR
  • Three (3) 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.

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

Salary Range: $16.92 to $27.09

Union Position: No

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