Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Clinical Research Assistant

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Pediatrics
Salary Range
$43,388.80 - $65,062.40 annually
Monday through Friday, commonly 8:00am to 4:30pm or 8:30am to 5:00pm with weekend and holiday coverage as needed. May be required to work evenings or weekends to cover study related activities. Some flexibility in schedule is possible.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher
With a strong tradition of teamwork, diversity and interdisciplinary care, we believe all children deserve the best. At Doernbecher, we built a hospital around that belief. It’s why we have more specialists in children’s health than anywhere else in the state. We offer the newest and most advanced treatments available, along with innovative collaborations and research opportunities. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.


About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.

Function/Duties of Position

Under minimal supervision the Senior Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for clinical, administrative, regulatory, and educational research activities related to the management of patients on clinical trials within the Pediatric Clinical Research Office (PCRO) in the Department of Pediatrics. Primary duties include: coordinating multiple clinical research studies; consenting and enrolling patients, gathering data, regulatory tasks, data entry, gathering source documents, basic sample processing and shipping.  Additionally, this position will assist the Clinical Research Manager with other projects and duties as assigned.


This position is unclassified, salaried, and individual will participate in the on-call schedule including intermittent evening, weekends, or holidays.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field AND 1 year of relevant experience OR Associate’s Degree in relevant field AND 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, be highly detailed oriented with accurate attention to detail and have excellent organizational and management skills. 
  • Must be self-starter and be able to prioritize tasks in fast paced environment.
  • Intermediate and experienced knowledge of Word, Excel, and other MS Office programs. 
  • Must be able to speak and communicate clearly, and demonstrate a high level of customer service to other members of the health care team both at OHSU and outside entities.
  • Must be able to appreciate and cultivate a diverse study population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Clinical research experience, including working knowledge of institutional review board (IRB) work.
  • Possesses working knowledge of GCP regulations, ICH guidelines, and FDA regulations regarding human subjects.
  • Ability to perform venipuncture and IV placement for sample collection.
  • Certification from an appropriate accredited certifying body (e.g. ACRP or SOCRA).

Additional Details

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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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