Research Assistant

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

ID: 7067669
Posted: July 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Research Assistant provides an integral support in the Muscular Dystrophy Research Program. The Research Assistant will be responsible for abstraction of medical records for a federal, long-term prevalence study. The Research Assistant will also assist the Clinical Research Coordinators with updating and maintaining logs and filing in charts; prepare, verify and enter data into computerized information systems; assist with regulatory documentation; contact study patients to conduct phone-based interviews and/or for recruitment and follow-up. The Research Assistant will also assist with supply inventory for network studies.

Minimum Hiring Standards
High school diploma or equivalency.
Experience with research.

Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
Data entry experience, including use of web-based databases.

Preferred Hiring Standards
Interest and willingness to learn is highly preferred.
1-2 years’ experience in research. Preference for experience with human subjects research.
CNA/MA or other clinical licensure.


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