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Clinical Research Assistant, Infectious Diseases Research Unit (IDRU)

Date: Jul 1, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Research Unit (IDRU), is currently accepting applications for a full time, clinical research assistant, to assist with novel COVID-19 vaccine trials.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Research Coordinators with all clinical studies by performing vital signs, venipuncture and EKGs; scheduling appointments and tests, making reminder calls, documenting participant information, assisting participants with various types of study related questionnaires, filing, exam room preparation. 
  • Provide clinical support to the Research Coordinators to facilitate maximal comfort of study participants during their visit and all required follow-up after their visit to ensure integrity of the research study and appropriate communication with collaborating entities.
  • Provide administrative support to the Research Coordinators with the primary intention of retention in care, and to minimize loss to follow-up to ensure research participants complete appropriate study visits within designated protocol window.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Two (2) years of general workforce experience.
  • Medical Assistant or Phlebotomist
  • Demonstrated proficiency in venipuncture
  • Twelve months of health care experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in various computer and software applications
  • Willingness to complete necessary/required training for job specific duties

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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