November 20, 2014

Research Assistant opening - Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

OPEN POSITION: Clinical Research Assistant II

Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
The Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS; invites applications for a full-time Clinical Research Assistant II position. The CHDS, started in 2012, applies scientific methods and principles to the analysis of variables and processes that affect the delivery, safety, outcomes, cost, quality and value of pediatric healthcare. The successful candidate for this position will work under the supervision of Steven Reader, Ph.D. and Anne Kazak, Ph.D., working on a recently funded grant through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) to the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) focused on developing a comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease center. This particular research project will seek to develop and validate a psychosocial risk screener, the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT), for pediatric Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). 

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and completing various research tasks including developing IRB protocols, recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent/assent, collecting data, maintaining tracking records, performing analyses, and assisting in abstract/manuscript preparation.  Candidates with experience collecting data and organizing research in medical settings with children and families, especially ethnic minority families, are preferred. Research experience in the area of health disparities is also preferred. The RA will work closely with a multidisciplinary team made up of hematologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, and biostatisticians on this project.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related science and previous clinical research experience is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft computer software is required and experience with SPSS, REDCap, and qualitative interview coding are preferred. Salary is dependent upon the successful candidate’s qualifications; a strong fringe benefits program is provided.

Send curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience to Dr. Reader at: Nemours is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, or gender. We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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