Human Subject Research Assistant

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

The position is to join a dynamic and very busy research clinic with multiple contracts with the NIH and pharmaceutical companies. Studies currently being conducted include observational studies of respiratory illnesses such as influenza and COVID19, phase 1-3 vaccine studies, studies in therapeutic agents in both adult and pediatric populations. Applicants should be able to work under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment assume full responsibility for various clinical research tasks as outlined below.


Study Participant Recruitment : Conducts participant screening for clinical trials as assigned and maintains accurate screening and recruitment logs. Speak with eligible patients to assess interest and qualification for participation. Explain study and obtain informed consent and assent. Operates computer and/or peripheral equipment; assists in preparing programs and databases related to subject recruitment.

Study Preparation: Assists with the development of data collection forms, devices and other protocol-specific tools required to conduct clinical trials. Prepares, organizes and maintains study charts (i.e. filing flowsheets and other visit documents). Assists with clinical database creation in REDCAP and other platforms and general maintenance.

Data Entry: Collects, enters, and maintains study-related information in case report forms and electronic databases and reviews subject records to ensure complete and accurate data and concurrence between the data collection tools and electronic case report forms.

Development of Clinical Reports: Utilizes database to run reports and track subject visits. Extracts and gathers data from human subject participants and prepares reports. Maintains databases of potential subjects for recruitment into appropriate clinical trials.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Associates’ degree in appropriate field required.

  • 2-3 years specialized experience in related field: or combination of education and experience required

  • Knowledge of word processing, excel, Microsoft calendar, and data analysis software preferred.

  • Candidates should demonstrate flexibility and be comfortable and familiar with human subject interactions preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail, interpersonal, and communication skills both verbal and written preferred.

  • Phlebotomy and prior research experience desirable. Spanish language proficiency highly desired.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Medicine M&D-Infect Dis Unit
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM