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Clinical Research Assistant, UC Cancer Center

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center, is looking for a Clinical Research Assistant. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Under general supervision of the Clinical Research Manager, the Clinical Research Assistant provides support and assistance with clinical trial participants, biospecimens, and data collection to the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office. Duties can span a broad range of activities or be primarily focused within one or more areas of the clinical research spectrum.

Essential Functions

  • Review Team’s calendar of upcoming patient visits to identify any ECG collections, biospecimen collections, and/or financial submissions required for patients during the upcoming week.
  • Complete ECGs on study-provided ECG machines when due. Complete accurate documentation regarding ECG completion. Facilitate MD or NP review and signature of ECGs in real-time to confirm ECGs are within safety parameters.
  • Prepare biospecimen collection supplies, including hand off instructions for the clinical nurse(s) or phlebotomist(s) and ensure processing laboratory has accurate processing and shipment manuals and supplies.
  • Coordinate collection, documentation, transportation, and shipment of research biospecimens as needed per the Team’s calendar of patients.
  • Process research biospecimens as needed.
  • Confirm paper and electronic records of biospecimen and ECG collections are complete and accurate. Retain original documents of ECGs, biospecimen requests, and lab requisitions in research paper charts.
  • Along with data/office-based coordinator(s), accurately enter data from electronic and/or paper research charts into study-specific electronic data capture systems in a timely manner for industry sponsored, federally funded, or investigator initiated clinical research studies.
  • Resolve queries related to ECG and biospecimen collections/documentation issued by study sponsors.
  • Document and file deviations related to ECG and biospecimen collections through the appropriate regulatory channels.
  • Complete financial documentation as needed for research patient visits, including billing logs, research encounter forms, and patient stipend or reimbursement requests, or similar.
  • Maintain/Update the Team’s patients’ status and visit completions in the Clinical Trial Management System.
  • Maintain Team’s biospecimen collection kit inventory, re-ordering supplies as needed.
  • Prepare study-specific checklists and/or travel research charts as needed by the clinical research coordinators for the upcoming week.
  • Prepare Informed Consent documents for potential new study participants, as needed by the clinical research coordinators.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental/Team needs.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Two (2) years of general workforce experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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.


REQ: 92221 


Clinical Research Assistant, UC Cancer Center

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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