Provide primary assistance to principal investigators in research protocol execution such as IRB submission, regulatory documentation, budget development, and research of medical indexes. Assist in the coordination of clinical trials and carry out procedures outlined in study protocols, data collection, patient evaluation, eliciting information from patients in accordance with structured interviews/scales, scheduling appointments, phone interviews, data management and maintaining clinical trial chart and case report forms. Maintain good clinical practice guidelines, provide courteous and professional demeanor in all patient and staff interactions, and assist principal investigators in the development of center related procedures and their implementation.
The Research Assistant will operate the equipment related to gait assessments including computerized walkway and instrumented insoles and obtain anthropometric assessments as well as measurements of heart rate and blood pressure which are necessary for subject safety. He/she will assist with motor performance and gait assessments. The research assistant will assist in the interpretation of the functional data and statistical analysis of the study data.
The Research Assistant will also participate in the management and execution of clinical trials and assist with clinical outcome measurements. Assist with clinical trial data collection and management. Provide administrative assistance to study team and work in a multidisciplinary team setting and assist in the coordination of clinical trials including IRB and regulatory documentation. The research assistant will show initiative in further developing research related activities and work independently with minimal supervision in an organized, neat and detailed manner.
Bachelor's degree and 1.5 year of experience working in clinical neuroscience research or fitness programs or equivalent in education, training and experience
Masters degree in neuroscience or movement sciences strongly desired. Must possess strong teaching and communication skills, PC proficiency in word processing and databases. Stated interest in developing clinical research skills and knowledge.
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