Research Associate - Clinical & Translational Science

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jun 08, 2024
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Associate - Clinical & Translational Science

Job ID: 272903
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.



The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at



Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at




Augusta University - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

Augusta University is actively participating in ways to improve the health and lives of the people of our community, our state, and around the world. To do this, we conduct research, a great deal of which is done through clinical trials in humans (known as human subject research). There are many federal requirements that all research institutions must meet in order to conduct human subject research. We have an outstanding, dynamic, and growing group of researchers, administrators, and office staff ready to assist. Our defined strengths lie in the areas of: Conventional clinical trials; Community, population health, social, behavioral, and educational research; Community education; Well-defined research initiation process; Ongoing and continued support for conduct of research; Integrated and technology advanced IT systems to support efficient research processes.

Job Summary

The Research Associate in this position will provide assistance to the overall functioning activities of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO). The CTO is an interdisciplinary research unit that provides support for physician-initiated, grant-funded, and industry sponsored clinical trials.



The duties include, but are not limited to:



  • Recruitment of new study participants to include screening/randomization; management of
    study documents, regulatory, data entry and as requested assist with unfunded and/or
    investigator-initiated studies.


  • Review studies to develop strategies for enrollment. Schedule pre-site visits, site initiation visits, study start up visits and monitoring visits.


  • Ability to work as a team player to include responding to all correspondence in a timely manner and adjusting daily schedules to accommodate both the patient and investigator.


  • Keep investigator informed of patient conditions, provide assistance to investigators in the
    management of adverse events to include changing the workflow to accommodate study
    amendments and principal investigator directions.


  • Serve as patient advocates, scheduling follow-up appointments, coordinate care with other departments, perform all laboratory and other tests as required by the protocol. Responsible for collection, processing, storage, and inventory of specimens for specific studies, assessing for adverse events, maintaining investigational devices, staff development and completion of regulatory paperwork as required by the FDA, study sponsor, and institutional policies and procedures for all assigned studies.


  • Maintain all FDA, sponsor, and institutional review board documentation. Obtain and maintain complete source documentation. Accurate and timely completion of all case report forms and other data entry as required by the sponsor and local institutional data management programs.


  • As requested, assist with audit preparation as well as respond to internal audits from the AU IRB Office.


  • Must always communicate clearly, convey information in a professional manner which will most often involve sensitive patient data or other information.


  • As requested, attend meetings, computer trainings and workshops.


  • Must be willing to work flexible hours which may include early mornings, after hours, nights and weekends which may include up to two weeks on call per month.


  • Responsible for data entry into sponsor's EDC of choice and other data upload systems as well as maintenance of AU OnCore to include updating task lists, entering billing grid information into the financial console, and entering new patients as well as occurring completed visits.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory particularly clinical trial research; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and a minimum of three years' research and/or clinical experience; previous supervisory experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Completion of Citi Program (Learner group 1 FDA regulated research); CCRC, CCRA, or CCRP certification is highly desirable; BLS certification is a plus.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.




Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.



Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work early/late hours, nights/weekends and up to two weeks on call a month.



Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required).


Pay Grade: R14


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.


Recruitment Period: Until Filled.


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! Search for Job ID: 272903.


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.


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