Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Salary Range
$18.91 - $28.37 per hour
Typically 8am-5pm with occasional evenings or weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, in the Department of Neurology at OHSU, is an NIH/NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Layton Center investigative teams participate in national and international efforts to understand and develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Layton Center teams conduct studies of promising treatments, technologies for patient support, genetics, neuroimaging and pathology.

Function/Duties of Position

We are seeking a highly-motivated and detailed-oriented individual with interest and/or experience in neuropsychological testing or memory disorders to play a key role in an NIH-funded research project related to Alzheimer’s disease.


Duties will include administering neuropsychological tests to patients with memory concerns; gathering, organizing and analyzing data through interviews, literature searches, medical record reviews and related non-lab methods for use in studies, publications and other research related uses; and preparing submissions to the Institutional Review Board.


Study coordinator responsibilities:

  • Recruiting, screening, consenting, and enrolling eligible participants for research studies
  • Preparing for and coordinating in-person and remote study visits including scheduling of study participants, study staff (including physicians and nurses), clinic space, and/or imaging appointments under general supervision
  • Collecting, compiling, entering, formatting and maintaining research data
  • Assisting with basic statistical analyses
  • Maintaining project information and resources
  • Assisting with routine correspondence with the OHSU IRB related to required submissions, protocol modifications, and continuing reviews
  • Working with Principal Investigators on progress reports and publications related to studies they are coordinating
  • Working with research personnel in the design and preparation of research projects
  • Ensuring that required Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program trainings are complete, up to date, and renewed in a timely manner

***Please include a cover letter with your application and resume.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social or behavioral science, liberal arts, or a field related to the area of research; OR Associate’s degree AND 2 years of relevant experience; OR 3 years of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of scientific methods and human subjects research
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and other MS Office programs
  • Demonstration of high level of attention to detail and organization
  • Self-starter; ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks, prioritize work demands and manage time appropriately
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to speak and communicate clearly and demonstrate a high level of professionalism
  • Able to interact patiently and respectfully with elderly volunteers
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with seniors
  • Experience in human subjects research
  • Experience with basic troubleshooting of video conferencing software

Additional Details

Schedule typically 8am-5pm with occasional evenings or weekends; work split between OHSU main campus and remote; minimal conference or meeting travel possible. Video, phone, and email communication is required.  Must be able to escort participants to various on-campus locations for study visits.

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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