Research Assistant

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant who will support project teams in the completion of both commercial and government clinical research projects. You will perform duties under the direction of clinical research managers and more experienced staff. You will be required to create, review, and maintain project documentation according to project requirements. Working with staff to investigate problems and resolve or recommend solutions. Coordinating with clients, sponsors, and site personnel to ensure project needs are met. Essential for the role is the ability to:

  • Apply basic clinical research methodologies to meet protocol and regulatory requirements
  • Assist in the development of client deliverables according to project requirements including, but not limited to, project-specific documentation, operating procedures, and work flows with direction of more experienced staff
  • Process incoming and outgoing project materials to monitor, verify, and track receipt of documentation and ensure appropriate distribution of materials to internal and external research personnel and sites
  • Interact with clinical site staff regarding study activities, questions and problems
  • Perform general quality checks of documentation
  • Prepare general correspondence, agendas and meeting minutes, reports, and other project-specific documentation. Ensure review, approval, and distribution to internal staff and external project participants
  • Provide logistical support for committee meetings and DSMB meetings, including planning, arrangements, travel and post-meeting activities and writing reports
  • Update spreadsheets and other tracking tools to reflect project status
  • Identify and investigate problems and with more experienced staff on corrective actions
  • Report status of activities and problems to senior team members as appropriate.
  • On occasion, assist with data management activities
  • Perform literature searches
  • Maintain clinical research files and related documents
  • Complete necessary training to include developing knowledge of company policies, SOPs, and standards
  • Ensure tasks are completed on time and work is of the highest quality
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, managing a heavy workload across multiple projects with competing priorities, and an ability to switch priorities quickly as needs change
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Good decision-making abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills; accurate and detail-oriented

Rockville, MD, USA

Bachelor’s degree in science, health, or related field.


Clinical Research

Full Time

23 Jul 2021