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Research Associate I - UPCI (Women's Oncology Program) - Breast Oncology



UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a regular full-time Clinical Research Associate I to help support the Women's Oncology Clinical Research Services team located at Magee Women's Hospital in Oakland/Pittsburgh, PA.  This role will float and support the Women's Health Oncology Disease Center program studies (Breast & Gyne Oncology) working Monday through Friday daylight hours. 

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.
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate data collection for protocols.
  • Process required documents as need for the research protocols.
  • Shares responsibility of managing the day to day activities for the research protocols.
  • Assists in the coordination of initiation, site evaluation, monitoring visits, and audits required by the sponsor.
  • Assists in entering subject trial registration and study status updates into CTMA.
  • 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.
  • Create study specific source documents, case report forms and study visit checklists.
  • Performs consenting process and study implementation of lab, registry, and non-therapeutic clinical trials.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare or related field


  • Four (4) years of experience in clinical research and/or related setting


  • 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 PC database applications.
  • Preferred knowledge of research methodology and prior supervisory and or/ project management experience preferred.
  • Oncology, science, and/or research experience preferred

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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