Oregon Health & Science University

TI Clinical Research Associate OR TI Senior Clinical Research Assistant

Job Locations US-Telecommuting
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Pediatrics
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity.
Typical schedule is Monday through Friday. Schedule flexibility required if necessary (For example, after hours sample collection, participant enrollment, working extra to prepare for an audit etc).
The majority of this position can be performed remotely, but requires continual availability to and communication with team members and other people. Present on site may be required 1-2 days weekly.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (PHO) is a medium sized program, treating about 150 newly diagnosed cancer patients a year, and with several hundred patients on active treatment and in follow-up. Many of these patients are participating on clinical trials. Thus, clinical research is integral to our clinical program. All work by the CRA ensures the scientific integrity of the data collected, and the protection of the rights, safety, and wellbeing of human research subjects. The Division of PHO sits within the Department of Pediatric of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and is closely aligned with the OHSU Knight Caner Institute. Our program is an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a cooperative group overseen by the NCI with about 206-member institutions worldwide. The Division is also member of several smaller consortia, including TACL (Treatment Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma) and PNOC (Pediatric Pacific Neuro-Oncology Consortium), and also participates in industrial-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials.

Function/Duties of Position

Searching for either a TI Clinical Research Associate OR TI Senior Clinical Research Assistant that may be involved in all facets of clinical research, from initial clinical trial development through trial closure and project completion. Clinical research conducted within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (PHO) includes cooperative group (National Cancer Institute [NCI] or consortia sponsored), pharmaceutical (industrial sponsored), and local investigator initiated clinical trials. This position requires independent performance of assignments of significant complexity. This position works with people at all levels of the organization and interacts with numerous internal OHSU departments and external customers (sponsors, monitors, referring physician offices). Duties and schedule may vary at any given time on as needed basis.

Required Qualifications

TI Clinical Research Associate Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in relevant field AND 3 years of clinical research coordination experience OR Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 5 years of clinical research Coordination experience.
  • SoCRA or ACRP required within 12 months of hire.


TI Senior Clinical Research Assistant Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 1 year of relevant experience OR Associate's AND 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.


Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies): 

  • 1. Ability to type quickly and accurately on a QWERTY keyboard, moderate to advanced computer skills in Excel, Word, proficient with email and the Internet.
  • 2. Ability to compile/organize and to keep clear, accurate, precise, complete and organized written and electronic records.
  • 3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with medical personnel
  • 4. Ability to work professionally within all levels of an organization and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  •  5. Ability to learn quickly, retain, synthesize and apply information, follow detailed directions, and become proficient with appropriate systems and standard operating procedures.
  • 6. Excellent memory: long and short term, with quick recall for both text and numbers, math skills for clinical applications (ie % calculations, dose calculations, volume calculations)
  • 7. Strong independent analytical skills, meticulous attention to detail, and refined trouble-shooting skills
  • 8. Familiarity with and application of medical terminology
  • 9. Ability to work efficiently and effectively and meet deadlines in stressful, time-sensitive situations
  • 10. A flexible style with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritize and organize a high-volume workload with a consistent high-quality work output
  • 11. Ability to provide excellent customer support to internal and external clients.
  • 12. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • 13. Professional attitude and demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Major courses in sciences.
  • Experience as a clinical research assistant in pediatric or medical oncology.
  • Prior experience abstracting patient data from electronic medical records systems like EPIC.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology specific to pediatrics, hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow stem cell transplantation.
  • Familiarity with Good Clinical Practices (GCP), HSR (Human Subjects Research), RCR (Responsible Conduct in Research).
  • Familiarity with regulations related to clinical research.
  • Familiarity with Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Additional Details

Please upload cover letter and resume.

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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