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.
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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