Clinical Research Assistant

Responsibilities
As
a Clinical Research Assistant, you will provide administrative and clinical
support for the UCLA Clinical Research Unit (CRU). Major duties include the
following: triage paperwork, maintain confidential filing systems, confidential
data entry, prepare and distribute correspondence, answer incoming phone calls,
fax/photocopy/scan documents, scan lab manuals, update and distribute research
charts and study logs, prepare investigational drug reports, obtain study
participant records from internal and external sources, transport study
participant records and charts to/from various CRU clinic locations, assist in
obtaining physician signatures, assist with campus/building tours for sponsor
representatives, process and pack/ship biological specimens (using dry ice),
obtain liquid nitrogen and dry ice, request and prepare lab kits and supplies,
dispose of biohazard material, review schedules for research coordinators and remind
them of commitments, assist in tumor collection and freezing samples in liquid
nitrogen, pick up oral medications from pharmacy, retrieve used oral medication
for recording by research coordinator, attend meetings as
required, perform other duties and assist as required. Experience in
packaging retroviral vectors for gene transfer experiments with experience in
PCR.Qualifications
Required:* Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with campus departments and the public* Ability to prioritize workload and ensure confidentiality* Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office and lab equipment* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to shift priorities to meet deadlines* Skills in performing duties with frequent interruptions and/or distractions* Willingness to travel between UCLA Westwood and Santa Monica Clinic* Ability to compose correspondence, prepare logs, and complete research forms/documents using clear and concise English grammar* Ability to work with a high level of accuracy especially when preparing lab specimens for shipment and/or delivery to clinical research laboratories* Facility with medical terminology and a strong understanding of the delivery of medical care.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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