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Administrative Research Associate I - (Oncology)

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring for an Administrative Research Associate for their Clinical Research Services research team located at the Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside/Pittsburgh, PA.  This position will work a Monday through Friday daylight schedule working with an administrative assistant focus on the research team and Oncology research studies.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides scheduling support related to patient trial activity
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate data entry for protocols.
  • Assists with monitoring visits and coordinate data collection including data locks.
  • Responsible for lab kit preparation.
  • Demonstrates industry accepted good documentation and clinical practices during the conduct of research to collect quality data, in compliance with institutional, and statutory guidelines.
  • Maintains patient tracking spreadsheets to ensure data entry requirements are met.
  • Works with CRC in managing the visits of active and FU patients on research protocols.
  • Performs query resolution.
  • Assists in the coordination of initiation, site evaluation, monitoring visits, and audits required by the sponsor.
  • Assists supervisor and department with presentations (i.e., provides content editing/content recommendations in addition to standard proofing).
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes moderately complex data and information. Composes straightforward written descriptions of results. Researches, drafts, and/or abstracts reports (i.e., conduct initial research to gather information for Supervisor regarding topic of interest).
  • Composes routine, general, and unique/independent correspondence (i.e., sends more than standard emails, begins to modify content of email on behalf of department head, reads and answers correspondence).
  • Maintains supervisor's calendar (i.e., proactively schedules meetings on supervisor's behalf, makes recommendations for large meeting venues and catering, takes leadership role to ensure meetings flow smoothly).
  • Maintains various accounting and budgetary records (i.e., completes expense reports).
  • May also perform all responsibilities of an Administrative Assistant : Performs routine clerical functions, such as copying, sorting, filing, and typing. Sets up and maintains varied office files, logs, and records office activities. Orders office supplies and maintains office equipment. Answers, screens, and routes incoming calls and messages. Responds to routine questions Greets, screens, and directs visitors to appropriate staff member.
  • May make travel arrangements.
  • Reviews administrative procedures and interprets them for employees.
  • Under general direction, provides varied administrative support to a department or group of professionals.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Four (4) years of experience in clinical research and/or related settings
    • OR three (3) years of experience in clinical research with certification
    • OR bachelor's degree in health science-related field.
  • Oncology and/or research experience preferred
  • Administrative Skills preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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