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Research Assistant (Multiple Positions) (Tucson or Phoenix)

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Position Information

Title Research Assistant (Multiple Positions) (Tucson or Phoenix)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is seeking Research Assistants in Tucson or Phoenix who will support a growing federally funded 5-year grant, the All of Us Research Program.

Jointly between the University of Arizona and its clinical partner Banner Health, these activities are part of a national initiative which will contribute significantly to the development of a research cohort that will engage a million or more Americans who volunteer their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of data-based and more precise preventive care and medical treatment.

The Research Assistants will work under the supervision of Senior Clinical Research Coordinator(s) and/or Clinical Research Manager(s) to provide support for clinical research daily operations for this multi-site study to ensure successful implementation of and adherence to the clinical research protocol and national and local milestones regarding planning, administration, timeline management, enrollment, participant engagement, specimen and data collection, and reporting.

The selected individuals will contribute to team efforts on clinical research operations including recruitment, informed consent, collection of patient reported data, compliance with study procedures, data collection and documentation, and work closely with the study team and clinical partners.

University of Arizona Health Sciences seeks candidates who will demonstrate interest in clinical research and a passion for interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. The most successful applicants with be those who are bilingual. In particular, we are seeking Spanish speaking individuals.

This position will require travel to one or more sites within the respective metro area on a regular basis (i.e., between our University and South Campus on Ajo Way, or metro area Phoenix). Occasional travel between the two cities may be required with advance notice for training or team meetings.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Clinical Research Practice:

  • Follow plans and standard operating procedures under the guidance of study leadership to recruit, enroll, consent, collect data, and retain participants.
  • Collaborate effectively with others to ensure proper progress and completion of studies.
  • Under direction and with training, collect and process specimens to meet study requirements, including saliva specimens and intravenous blood samples.
  • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews (internal and external) in a professional manner.
  • On a periodic basis and with notice, adjust regular working schedule to provide weekend or evening enrollment coverage as needed.

Regulatory Compliance and Documentation:

  • Support the preparation, review, submission and maintenance of regulatory activities/submissions within our team to the national IRB, ensure accuracy and timeliness of distributing regulatory updates to all collaborative parties.
  • Support monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews (internal and external) in a professional manner.


  • Implement successful plan in line with approved protocol to identify potential participants for research protocol (advertisements, chart reviews, monitoring of clinic schedule, etc.) and prepare accordingly.
  • Maintain a detailed tracking data entry for participants. Track progress at regular intervals and report out to PI and study team.
  • Following standard operating procedures and guidance, participate directly in recruitment/enrollment.
  • Communicate with participants and families in culturally sensitive manner.


  • Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence.
  • Develop a rapport with study participants.
  • Communicate study-related issues to investigators, study coordinators, clinical team, managers and other institutions in a timely fashion.

Data Management:

  • Perform data entry and validation to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance of data collection process.
  • Maintain master files for clinical research protocols.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Skill in report writing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual highly preferred (Spanish, Navajo/Diné Bazaad, other).
  • Phlebotomy training and experience.
  • Previous human subjects training (e.g., CITI certification).
  • Demonstrated experience working either on a clinical research project OR in a clinical setting.
  • Strong organization skills and significant attention to detail for data entry.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.
  • High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $22,602 - $34,762 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22049
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jillian Wilson

Open Date 09/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/02/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents