Senior Research Associate, Clinical Trials

George Washington University

United States

August 13, 2021


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Job Description Summary:

A Senior Research Associate position, focused on data analysis, is available in the Department of Global Health with Dr. Emily Smith's research group. The research group focuses on how nutrition and infection shape healthy birth, growth, and development across the lifecycle.

This experienced researcher carries out research/development activities by using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. Using a wide degree of creativity and latitude, the core responsibilities of this position are to make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results, with limited guidance from the Principal Investigator. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures, and can perform a variety of research tasks. This position typically reports to a project supervisor or project manager, and may provide guide to lower level staff.

The Senior Research Associate will support research on pilot studies and a Phase I, dose escalation, clinical trial in Tanzania. The purpose of the study is to identify the optimal dose of vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy and to understand how nutrient utilization differs between pregnant and non-pregnant people. The senior research associate will be supervised day- to-day by the PI (Dr. Emily Smith). This role will be expected to work more independently in directing the science and coordinating the partnerships required to conduct the clinical trial. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for an extension after successful completion of the one year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carries out day-to-day study coordination and management with limited guidance from Principal Investigator
  • Work with the senior level collaborators on pilot testing and clinical trial preparations
  • Preparation and submission of regulatory documents in the US and Tanzania
  • Work closely with members of the study teams to master features, reporting, and implementation of study activities
  • Collaborate with research team to field technical and non-technical requests/problems and facilitate resolutions
  • Utilize technical knowledge to perform regular data quality checks to ensure protocol compliance and manage technical issues
  • Manage the development of data collection tools
  • Manage the analysis, interpretation, and drafting of manuscripts generated from the study findings.
  • Maintain all study documents, including recruitment and outreach materials, database management and study data quality activities, and documentation of major study decisions
  • Develop communications materials and organize team and stakeholder meetings
  • Work collaboratively with international collaborators from diverse disciplines
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a master's degree and 3 years of direct experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

    • Clinical trial research experience required (Phase I/II trial experience is a bonus) • Master's Degree in Public Health or a related field • Formal graduate-level training in epidemiology or related field • Experience with regulatory issues in research • Excellent project coordination & organizational skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Data analysis skills (SAS, R, or Stata) preferred • Experience working with international collaborators preferred

    Typical Hiring Range $60,578.66 - $88,355.13 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm; as needed. Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Full-time remote Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R001358 Job Open Date: 07/15/2021 Job Close Date: 08/13/2021 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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