Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Neurology
Salary Range
$35,568 - $55,955
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position assists with the coordination and implementation of clinical trials under the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center in the Department of Neurology. The Layton Center is an NIH/NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and as such is an active participant in national and international efforts to understand and develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.  The Layton Center conducts studies of promising treatments, technologies for patient support, genetics, neuroimaging and pathology.

Our Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research, and is committed to serving the needs of people throughout the Northwest. The expertise of our multidisciplinary staff, and the generosity of community members who volunteer as research participants, are essential to the success of our programs.

Function/Duties of Position

This position's primary responsibility is coordinating/collecting and processing of protocol required elements, such as data and lab samples for clinical trials as well as patient recruitment and assessment for protocol eligibility and study enrollment. This position will also organize and maintain all study documents and materials; complete all requested case report forms and enter into electronic data capture systems; and will serve as backup for other trials and tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research/No experience, OR Associate's degree and 3 years of relevant experience

  • Working knowledge of scientific method and human subjects research

  • Intermediate or experienced knowledge of Word, Excel, and other MS Office programs

  • Demonstration of high level of attention to detail; self-starter; ability to prioritize work demands and manage time appropriately

  • Demonstrated high level of organization and ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to speak and communicate clearly and communicate clearly and demonstrate a high level of professionalism

  • Ability to interact patiently and respectfully with elderly volunteers

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to multi-task

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical trial experience preferred

  • Experience with Epic or other electronic medical records system

  • Clinical skills including phlebotomy, specimen processing, ECG and vitals measurement, and/or neurocognitive test administration

  • Clinical research coordination experience

  • Experience working with senior population

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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