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Research Specialist (Extended Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist (Extended Temporary)
Department Sarver Heart Center (0716)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Sarver Heart Center invites applicants to apply for a Research Specialist position to assist in the coordination of clinical research projects by recruiting, interviewing and scheduling study participants. This position will work closely with the cardiology clinical faculty and their disease team on both ongoing and new developmental clinical research efforts.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare project approval forms necessary for submission to appropriate committees; Design informed consent forms.
  • Recruitment and enrollment of participants for medical studies by interviewing potential participants and reviewing medical history to determine if eligibility requirements are met.
  • Evaluate potential study participants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements; instruct study participants concerning research protocol and complete the patient informed consent procedure.
  • Schedule and/or perform medical testing such as drawing blood, taking blood pressure reading, performing EKGs, etc., includes processing and packaging of laboratory samples for shipment.
  • Assess participants during clinic visit; determine if patient is experiencing side effects or other problems; notify principal investigator if problems arise.
  • Inventory and requisition supplies and equipment; arrange for repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Complete case report forms for each study participant, and document medical data in the patient record.
  • Develop source documents and other data collection/tracking tools, as needed.
  • Occasional out-of-state travel may be required.
  • Cross coverage at satellite sites as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT).
  • Demonstrated experience with interaction with patients in a clinical setting.
  • Clinical trial research experience.
  • Detail orientated with solid communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously.
  • CITI training.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $31,125 - $38,443 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24162
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Lizzette Cruz

Open Date 10/17/2017
Review Start Date 10/23/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
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.

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 a bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience coordinating clinical research trials?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents