As directed by the Research Navigator Manager, the OCTRI Research Navigator Research Assistant is responsible for supporting investigator liaison and protocol implementation activities for the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). The primary duties of this position are to coordinate investigator requests for OCTRI services to ensure a smooth flow of services for the investigator. S/he will assist the Research Navigator Manager with the implementation of solutions to integrate, triage and coordinate investigator services and assure appropriate regulatory compliance approvals are obtained prior to providing services. S/h will review research protocols to determine the required level of OCTRI regulatory oversight tracking based on utilization of OCTRI services, human subjects/animal involvement and funding information. It is essential that the person in this role have experience in comprehension of research protocols and knowledge of human subject regulations governing the conduct of clinical research.
The Navigator Assistant collects and maintains data regarding investigator projects that utilize OCTRI services. S/he uses internal tracking systems to follow up with investigators, and OCTRI Program Directors/Managers/staff, OHSU IRB, and IACUC staff to collect information related to OCTRI projects, requests, services, funding and investigators as needed. The ability to interface with scientists, clinicians and research staff from across campus in a helpful and efficient manner is necessary. S/he should have a good customer service orientation and the ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds with a problem solving approach. Excellent communication skills both written and oral are essential to this role. Prior experience in study start up activities and project management is desirable.
The Navigator Assistant is responsible for ensuring the completeness and integrity of the data OCTRI submits to NIH. A good understanding of clinical research, working knowledge of granting agencies, OHSU research infrastructure, OHSU policies and procedures, attention to detail and organization are critical to success in this position. Additionally, the person in this role should be able to interact with database systems and will be required to use logic based arguments to design data queries as directed by the manager.
Bachelors Degree with major courses in science, clinical research, or healthcare field and 1 to 3 years of experience
At least 1 year of experience in data management including writing logic based queries
At least 2 years experience working in an academic research environment with at least 1 year in a clinical research setting involving regulatory tasks
Demonstrated ability to create an environment of cooperation, teamwork and motivation.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with faculty and investigators, staff, students, and visitors at all levels within OHSU and in the community.
The ability to forge and foster collaborative working relationships and enlist the support of faculty and staff, both within and external to OCTRI.
Uses discretionary judgment in handling confidential matters
Ability to manage and perform multiple tasks under conditions of fluctuating workloads, competing requirements, and changing deadlines; working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction
Advanced computer skills. Ability to use MS Word and Excel. Strong working knowledge of Web Browsers, and database entry
Ability to analyze problems and offer creative solutions, and implement changes
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Able to lift approximately 30 lbs. or more, bend, stoop, stand & walk through the shift. Position may require movement between all units at OHSU. Must be able to travel on OHSU campus via tram when needed
3 years experience in an academic clinical research environment including experience with IRB submissions, NIH or VA grant preparation and advanced data management experience including query writing for reporting purposes
Familiarity with clinical research policies and processes including OHSU and PVAMC
Demonstrated experience with research; clinical trials; including IRB processes, study design and implementation, and data collection and analysis
Familiarity with federal granting agencies and industry sponsored projects
Familiarity with eIRB or other OHSU research systems
Experience with regulatory requirements governing clinical trial conduct
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