Clinical Trials Associate 2 with ViTAL, the VanderbIlt Center for Tobacco, Addiction, and Lifestyle
The Clinical Trials Associate 2 will support federally funded research projects related to smoking cessation. Duties include following research protocols, determining participant eligibility, recruiting and enrolling study participants, performing data collection, and working with data and related software. The CTA2 will report to the study coordinator and work with the database manager and other team members. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, non-exempt term position. The relevant research studies last up to 5 years.
The Center for Health Services Research has an overall program emphasis on improving healthcare outcomes. Faculty represent diverse disciplines including clinical medicine, nursing, public health, social sciences, management sciences, and the humanities. Key research foci of the Center include: clinical epidemiology and outcomes research; clinical improvement, quality, and implementation research; health economics and decision science; health prevention, promotion and disease management; behavioral health and health communication; pragmatic research and comparative effectiveness research; community health, and health policy. The Center can provide core services related to implementation sciences and quality improvement, database management and evaluation, qualitative research, human factors, and health communication. The Center also helps to support numerous training programs for fellows and junior faculty.
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Serve as the study recruiter; screen and enroll hospitalized patients
Introduce and describe the study to potential study participants
Complete the enrollment process: obtain informed consent, randomize participants to study group, collect baseline and follow up data
Assist in collection of data from human participants of all ages
Assist in monitoring subjects using an automated, web-interface data management system that contacts patients by automated telephone, email, or text messages. Respond to requests made by patients for coaching, medication refills, or study-related questions
Read and follow protocols
Assist in modification and coordination of research procedures and techniques
Develop forms and questionnaires for data collection
Assist in creation of database files and maintain records
Compile and prepare data for research reports
Work with large datasets with attention to detail and accuracy
Assist in the preparation of materials for publication
Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
Be knowledgeable of excel data spreadsheets, REDCap, and Access
Compile and communicate results to supervisor
Work with all members of the research team in support of additional study-related activities
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