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Research Associate Clinical Research

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Research Associate – Basic Science to support the Research Operations department!

This position will work Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant-funded.

Research in the lab focuses on the use of stem cells, gene therapy, and transplantation methods to treat infertility. This position will be responsible for managing a large animal colony to supply the research needs to the laboratory, process and analyze patient samples, perform molecular biology research, perform mouse embryo manipulation, and small animal surgery. 

This department is focused on the improvement of women's cardiovascular health following a pregnancy complicated by a hypertensive disorder. Our team is currently studying interventions to improve health in the years following pregnancy and studying effective ways of performing those interventions.

The employee will be assisting in recruitment for clinical research studies, performing research study visits, and performing data entry. 

Conducts and manages independent research, assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation, and trains research personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop research projects including protocol design, budget preparation and justification, data collection and analysis, and data storage.
  • Effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators.
  • Plan and implement training programs for Research Assistants on research activities and practice including grant application, budget management, data analysis, record keeping, and scientific integrity.
  • Maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant applications including budget preparation and justification. Obtain approval for research projects from review committees. Assist in manuscript preparation.
  • Conduct research in a manner that maintains and promotes scientific integrity and ensures that research projects and the environment comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Supervise research assistants and monitors budgets. Responsible for record-keeping, inventory, and equipment management.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a basic science or clinical research area relevant to research activities to be performed with at least one-year experience; OR Bachelor degree in a basic science with at least three years' experience working within a biomedical research environment, which would include coordinating and executing a research protocol including manuscript preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage and train research personnel, and to effectively communicate and interface with faculty and hospital staff.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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