Research Associate resume example with 9+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
Experienced professional with a successful career in clinical research, meeting project milestones and deadlines, budget projections, and ensuring quality data Excel at interfacing with others at all levels including volunteers, PIs, Sponsor CROs, and administrators. Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. Experienced in managing resources and personnel effort to complete projects in a timely manner
Skill Highlights
Data management interfaces: iMedidata, Qualtrics, ACCESS, SPSS UM-Specific Interfaces: eProst, Velos, ARIBA, DMAS, USpace Medical Record Interfaces: CaneCare, UChart, Cerner Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Excel in business analytics (pending)
Education and Training
Duke University Durham, NC Expected in 2009 Bachelor of Science : Psychology - GPA : Bachelor of Science in Psychology Duke University, Durham, NC 2009
Clinical Research Coordinator CAM APA CITI certified in basic biomedical course, GCP, Conflict of Interest Research Compliance by the University of Miami Office of Research Psychological behavioral measures including the MINI, PANSS, SCoRS, CSSRS Neurocognitive and performance measures including the MCCB and UPSA
Professional Experience
Department Of Agriculture - Research Associate
Eureka, MT, 01/1 - Current
  • Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Project coordinator responsible for initiating and implementing study procedures for three schizophrenia trials at the University of Miami, including recruitment, evaluation of potential study participants, administering clinical and neurocognitive assessments, and subject payment
  • Develop SOPs, administration manuals, and case report forms for protocols
  • Submit protocols, amendments, reportable events, deviations and relevant documents to the IRB
  • Train raters (employees & volunteers) to administer neurocognitive and performance measure and monitor their progress.
  • Coordinate effort of research team and volunteers on projects (eg. data entry & assessments)
  • Correspond regularly with PIs, administrators, sponsors, and monitors for project development, quality, and deadlines
  • Assist in tele-monitoring by study sponsor monitors.
  • Provide administrative support to the department by assisting Sr. Project Manager with grant and/or contract documentation and communicating regularly with manager to ensure projects are achieving anticipated budget projections. Assist the department in coordinating research space and collaborating in the annual USpace certification process. Assist Chairman with his project to improve UM's MD/PhD program. Highlights:
  • MOSAIC protocol: Successfully enrolled and followed 45 participants with schizophrenia and their caregivers for 1.5 years through several time points. Our efforts brought over $180,000 in revenue.
  • SCOPE protocol: successfully met recruitment goal for NIMH multi-million dollar study with a total of 123 participants (300 overall among 3 sites) with high retention rates.
  • VRFCAT protocol: successfully met recruitment goal for sub-contracted NIMH project with 100 participants and their caregivers.
  • Maintained accurate Petty Cash accounts for subject payment totaling over $50,000.
  • MD/PhD project: Created a graduate student experience survey with consultation of professors and directors of the medical school program. Supervised the collection of responses and data, achieving a 96% response rate. The data will be analyzed and presented.
  • Project coordinator responsible for initiating and implementing study procedures for nephrology clinical trials at the University of Miami, including recruitment, evaluation of potential study participants, and administering psychosocial/QOL assessments.
  • Developed CRFs and SOPs to facilitate data and specimen collection.
  • Initiated new sites (eg. UM Transplant Care Center & Clinical Research Center) and created new relationships with the Kidney Transplant Team (eg. Physicians, nurses, fellows) in order to ensure the success of the project
  • Coordinated communication with pharmaceutical sponsor study team, site monitor, clinical research center, and central laboratory on a regular basis to ensure accuracy, quality and timeliness of data collection
  • Collected specimens from peritoneal dialysis patients, kidney donors, kidney transplant recipients, and CKD patients according to protocol Highlights:
  • Kidney Transplant protocol: Successfully enrolled and followed 34 kidney transplant recipients over a year. Achieved fast-enrollment status for the months of Feb/March, April/May, Aug/Sept and maintained over 90% retention rate. High performance led to multiple budget re-negotiations.
  • Fosrenol protocol: Recruited 49 early chronic kidney disease patients for a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blinded NIH study
  • Kidney Donor protocol: Enrolled 46 kidney donors for a PI-initiated 1-year nephrectomy study DUKE CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM, Durham Research Assistant
  • Recruited cancer patients and end-of-life patients for a Patient Advocacy Program and a Spirituality Study
  • Conducted follow up calls to participants in the PROMIS study
  • Performed data entry in Microsoft Access
  • Trained incoming work-study students at Duke oncology clinics
  • Edited and drafted standard operating procedures 2007-2009
Fluent English, Fluent Spanish
Professional Affiliations
Isakova T; Jueppner H; Lenz O; Lundquist A; Ortega L; Smith K; Sowden N; Claire G; Wahl P; Barchi-Chung A; Briones P; Contreras G; Egbert P; Epstein M; Houston J; Ikizler TA; Xie H; Wolf M. Fibroblast growth factor 23 in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN ):2688-95
Isakova T; Wahl P; Claire G; Gutierrez O; Scialla J; Xie H; Appleby D; Nessel L; Bellovich K; Chen J; Hamm L; ; Horwitz E; Townsend RR; ; Lash JP; Hsu CY; Leonard MB; Wolf Fibroblast growth factor 23 is elevated before parathyroid hormone and phosphate in chronic kidney disease. Kidney international 2011;79(12) Anderson CAM The course of vocational functioning in patients with schizophrenia: Re-examining social drift. : Cognition 2014; 1(1) Claire G, Strassnig M, Sabbag S, Gould F, Durand D, Stone L, Patterson TL, Harvey PD.
American Psychological Association (APA), Presenter Boston, MA 2008 Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), Presenter New York, NY 2014 Protocols MOSAIC: The management of schizophrenia in clinical practice SCOPE: Social Cognition Psychometric Evaluation VRFCAT: Validation of the Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool iSPOT: International Study to Predict Optimized Treatment in Depression Assessment of Everyday Activities through Technological Tasks randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of lowdose lurasidone in acutely psychotic subjects with schizophrenia EVP6124016 A Randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled, parallel, 26 week, Phase 3 Study of 2 Doses of an Alpha7Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist (EVP 6124), an Alpha7Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, as an adjunctive precognitive treatment in subjects with schizophrenia EVP6124017 A multicenter 26 week extension study to evaluate the safety and clinical effects of prolonged exposure to 1 and 2mg doses of EVP6124, an Alpha7Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, as an adjunctive precognitive treatment in subjects with schizophrenia eCAeSAR: Evaluation of a Cognitively Adaptive etreatment in Schizophrenia diagnosed Adults: a Remediation based approach A Prospective Cohort Study to Describe the Evolution of Persistent Hyperparathyroidism in Kidney Transplant Recipients FGF23 and Residual Renal Function Physiological Change Following Kidney Donation FGF23 Reduction in Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease Research Training Duke Engage, Urubamba, Peru 2008 ProPeru Research Intern - Water Filter Health Study Duke University, Durham, NC 2008-2009 Undergraduate Researcher under Dr. James Blumenthal Duke University, Durham, NC 2007-2008 Undergraduate Researcher under Dr. Timothy Strauman
Clinical Research, Budget, Collection, Data Entry, Project Coordinator, Recruitment, Sops, Accounts For, Administrative Support, Case Report, Case Report Forms, Cash, Documentation, Million, Progress, Project Development, Project Management, Project Manager, Access, Associate, Basis, Clinical Trials, Data Collection, Dialysis, Laboratory, Microsoft Access, Ms Access, Oncology, Promis, Ariba, Biomedical, Cam, Cerner, Data Management, Excel, Gcp, Journal, Microsoft Office, Ms Office, Organizational Skills, Outlook, Powerpoint, Remediation, Spss, Training, Word

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