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Job No. 140845

  • Job Title:
  • Clinical Research Technician
  • Employer:
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Location:
  • Indianapolis , IN
  • Posting Date:
  • 10-Apr-2019
  • Description:
  • Department Information
    The IU Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology has a distinguished tradition of excellence in patient care and innovation in research and education. Consistently ranked among the top 15 units nationally by US News and World Report, we are one of the largest divisions in the country with enormous breadth to our clinical and research expertise.

    We are searching for multiple clinical research technicians on our unique research teams within Gastroenterology & Hepatology. We are seeking individuals who thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Clinical Research Technicians are communicative and proactive in the support of clinical research studies. They will build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with their patients and research staff alike. Technicians are continually striving to find the best strategies for the Division’s studies.

    Job Summary
    Clinical Research Technicians will perform study duties related to clinical trials. Technicians will obtain informed consent and authorization, identify potential participants and schedule screening procedures/assess study population. They will recruit subjects and keep accurate records including accurate database entries and maintaining regulatory documents. Technicians assist in all areas as needed/complete varied routine and non-routine tasks which may be involved in study-related interventions; assist in developing and implementing teach tools for subjects and their families.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Identify and recruit subjects. This may be through review of existing personal health information based on inclusion/exclusion criteria, through PI selection, or through referrals for example. Develop advertising and conduct screening procedures. Communicate/follow up/schedule/manage subjects with information and/or appointments per protocol schedule.

    • Obtain patient consent and authorization procedures including discussion of treatment/intervention alternatives. Acquire signatures of Informed Consent and Authorization forms. Perform study-related non-medical/behavioral assessments/interventions.

    • Keep accurate records. Perform source document updates to Case Report Forms, Regulatory documents, PI notes, and all other mandatory study related documents required by active studies. Have documentation audit ready for monitors, auditors, regulatory agencies. Conduct face-to-face interviews with study participants an organize interview data into appropriate format for entry into a database. Appropriately handle and process clinical samples for research (blood, sample tissue, etc.) including shipping and freezer management.

    • Establish billing/vendor numbers/override account numbers. Manage study supply purchases and study participant payments. Work within the framework of the departmental infrastructure/School of Medicine to achieve goals. Participate in lab meetings as requested to support the study.

    • Develop and write IRB submissions, grant renewals, other regulatory related documentation as needed by the department. Organize regulatory documents. Provide/secure entries into source documentation tools including source wide databases.

    • Communicate with PI and co-investigators about problems/issues/concerns related to the conduct of the trial. Interact with clinical research office personnel on clinical trial related tasks. Participate in preparation of posters and presentations for meetings/conferences as directed by the PI.

    Required Qualifications
    REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in science or a health-related field; OR Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution in allied health profession, plus 1 year patient-related or research experience; OR Bachelor’s Degree in any field/3 years college science major, plus 2 years patient related or research experience; OR High School Diploma, plus 5 years patient-related experience with 2 years in clinical research.

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of medical terminology, office equipment, Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel, data entry into a variety of system and be able to work well within a fast paced-team environment.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Previous Clinical Research Experience.
    Phlebotomy training.
  •  Contact information:
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • United States
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