Clinical Research Trainee - Kinesiology Sports Medicine
Job ID: R0035536 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
In the Department of Kinesiology-Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory, the Clinical Research Trainee will learn and assist with a variety of clinical activities related to the Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory with an emphasis on sport-related concussion. The Clinical Research Trainee will assist with study organization and coordination, data collection, administration of clinical measures, document preparation, recordkeeping, materials preparation, and review of prospective research participants.

Clinical Research Trainees learn and assist with a variety of clinical activities, including working with laboratory specimens, administering clinical measures, document preparation, recordkeeping, materials preparation, and review of prospective research participants. Clinical Research Trainees perform work at the task level under close supervision.

Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Receiving training in proper research protocol compliance and development, including regulatory controls, study procedures, and data management. Working closely with Clinical Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators to learn the full scope of clinical research duties.
  • Assisting in preparation of documentation, reports, graphs, and other materials; keeping appropriate logs; tracking participants; and preparing study materials.
  • Under direct supervision, performing a variety of tasks, such as assisting in recruitment and screening of prospective research participants; obtaining informed consent from study participant; collecting, entering, and analyzing subject data; and compiling reports.
  • Processing, preparing, and shipping laboratory specimens.

To be promoted, trainees must demonstrate a basic understanding of the clinical research process and the regulations, both federal and local, governing the conduct of clinical research.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education: Non-licensed trainees possess a bachelor's degree, and licensed trainees have at least an associate's degree with an appropriate health-related licensure.
  • Experience: None.
  • Licensure: Licensure is dependent on research study requirements.

Preferred Requirements
Preference will be given to applicants who are certified and licensed athletic trainers.
Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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