The University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Orthopaedics is looking for a high performing Research Specialist, Clinical to join a busy orthopaedic trauma research group. Our Division of Orthopaedic Trauma performs close to 4,000 surgeries per year, focusing on high energy, limb threatening injuries. This position will have daily interaction with the clinical division that includes attending surgeons, fellows, and residents from around the country, and full time nurse practitioners. The research focuses on multiple aspects of high quality, multicenter clinical prospective studies. Most of the work is part of the DOD-funded METRC ( www.metrc.org ) trials and on our own prospective clinical trials.
The Research Specialist, Clinical functions as a single specialist in a clinical setting and is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research programs, studies and/or projects and overseeing clinical research activities. This is a full-time position working Monday to Friday. The position requires flexibility to recruit study participants during various clinical schedules. The work will predominately be based at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Perform and direct studies and/or project(s). Develop, recommend, modify and implement policies and procedures and/or methods for clinical research. Develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments. Participate in the design of research studies.
Perform clinical research activities including advanced data analysis using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, and R; data management (collection, entry, verification); data interpretation, and ensures compliance and clinical relevance of data.
Searches relevant literature, develops conclusions on research findings, writes reports, prepare and deliver presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions. Conduct library research and contributes to the preparation and writing of research findings for publication of journal articles and grant proposals.
Manages interaction with subject participants including eligibility screening, recruitment, enrollment, ensuring informed consent is properly secured and documented, counseling, and obtaining patient medical history. Obtains tissue and blood samples as necessary and collects information through interviews, questionnaires, test results, and charts.
Perform Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) protocol development and ensure compliance of research operations with protocols.
Serves as liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies, and product representatives to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resources.
Perform administrative duties such as providing training and guidance to students and other clinical staff, attending research meetings, and assisting with contract negotiations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: A minimum of a bachelor's degree in health sciences, nursing, or a related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in clinical research including two (2) years in the relevant research specialization.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possesses a knowledge of data manipulation and analysis and clinical research procedures and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to understand and utilized scientific/medical terminology and research theory. Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections, etc. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses strategies to increase knowledge base. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Skills in ethically communicating risks and benefits an ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
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