Oregon Health & Science University

Therapeutic Interventional (TI) Clinical Research Assistants (formerly Clinical Research Coordinator)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cancer Institute, Clinical Research Management
Salary Range
$48,000 - $72,000, commensurate with experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday
Standard business hours, with some flexibility

Department Overview

The mission of the Knight Clinical Research Management organization is to support the conduct of translational clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment. The support is provided through proactive, high quality and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. This fast-paced and highly intense research environment requires management of complex therapeutic interventional (TI) trials and clinical research studies involving a very vulnerable and sick population.


Therapeutic Interventional (TI) trials are treatment studies that involve people who have a disease or underlying condition. They include the administration and testing new treatments or new ways of using existing treatments, such as new drugs, vaccines, Cell Therapies, Devices, or experimental approaches to surgery or radiation therapy.


The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has multiple openings available for TI Clinical Research Assistant positions, from entry level to senior level, in the areas of solid tumor oncology and hematological malignanices.


Your application will be considered for various positions across Knight Clinical Research Management. If a suitable open position is not immediately available, your application will be retained for consideration for future positions.

Function/Duties of Position

The Therapeutic Interventional (TI) Clinical Research Assistant (formerly known as Clinical Research Coordinator) is responsible for the overall management of clinical trials. This may include:

  • Working with the regulatory management team to complete all regulatory documentation in accordance with their role as required by the OHSU IRB and sponsor
  • Creation of study trackers and organization tools
  • Assisting in the verification of patient eligibility
  • Development of data collection instruments and assistance with regulatory
  • Data entry
  • Assurance of conduct of protocol in accordance with applicable NCI and FDA guidelines
  • Maintenance of study patient records and source documentation
  • Coordinating orders, scheduling and study drug administration with the clinical team
  • Supporting clinical care team with completion of research required tests and assessments
  • Act as liaison between research protocol and clinic staff, pharmacy, and research participants
  • Ensuring that patient billing is accurate and assisting manager and financial team in verifying appropriate clinical trial billing. Participation in patient consenting
  • Support and periodic coverage to and across study teams, as delegated by the Clinical Research Manager. This includes, but is not limited to: assisting with maintaining regulatory documents, patient visits and study assessments (e.g., ECGs, vitals, specimen collection, management and shipping, etc.), requesting medical records, and other study related tasks, as needed.


The TI Clinical Research Assistant will have direct patient contact, process biological samples, and may perform other non-invasive testing such as ECGs. The TI Clinical Research Assistant will also assist in the continuing education of physicians, residents, interns, nurses and other related personnel with regards to knowledge of clinical trials and activities.

Required Qualifications

TI Clinical Research Assistant 2:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field and no experience OR

Associate's degree and 2 years of relevant experience OR

No degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

Equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary range minimum: $47,903/yr


TI Senior Clinical Research Assistant:

Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and 1 year of relevant experience OR

Associate's and 3 years of relevant experience OR

No degree and 4 years of relevant experience OR

Equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary range minimum: $52,753/yr


Required competencies:

  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks at one time
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
  • Proficiency with computers running Windows and PC applications (e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
  • Possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
  • Critical Thinking skills
  • Time management skills

Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:

  • We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently.
  • We SUPPORT each other—Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence.
  • We work as a CONNECTED team — We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical trial knowledge with a minimum of 1 year of research experience
  • Experience conducting different phases of projects, including data collection and 3-5 years of clinical trial experience
  • Networking and database systems
  • Medical terminology
  • Working knowledge of Epic
  • CCRP or ACRP Certification
  • Typing 40+ wpm

Additional Details

Apply online at the OHSU Jobsite. Please be sure to include a resume or CV and cover letter with your application. 


All OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means you have received both doses of a two-dose, or one dose of a single-dose, FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. If you apply for and are offered a position, you must be fully vaccinated prior to starting work.


If the position you are offered does not require direct, in-person patient care contact, you may request an exception to the vaccine policy for medical or religious reasons.


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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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