Research Associate, Department of Family Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 05, 2017
Closes
Jul 01, 2017
Industry
Education, Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
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Research Associate, Department of Family Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's current Department of Medicine evolved from a department that has existed at the medical center for over 100 years. In the mid-1900s, it was known as the Department of Community Medicine and International Health. In 1977, after the creation of the division of family medicine and the start of a family practice residency program, the department became the Department of Community and Family Medicine. In 1993, the department underwent a reorganization to emphasize clinical family practice and was renamed the Department of Family Medicine.

The Research Associate serves in a collaborative team support capacity, providing assistance to faculty and resident research projects and supporting research infrastructure and capacity building activities in the Family Medicine Residency Program and for the Department of Family Medicine.  S/he is the primary project director for multiple on-going residency-based research projects in all phases of development and implementation, including supervision of work-study students and medical school, graduate and undergraduate student interns. Additionally, the Research Associate contributes to research design, IRB applications and processing, data analysis, and dissemination of study results, and supports the Program Director, residency grant-related Principal Investigators, Faculty Research Director, Residency Coordinator and Department Administrator.  Reporting to both the Residency Program Director/Principal Investigator: Residency Faculty Research Director/Principal Investigator, Residency Coordinator and Department Administrator, the Research Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

Research Infrastructure and Capacity Building

  • Develops, edits and prepares proposals, study protocols and supporting documentation for federal, foundation and private industry-sponsored research funding agencies.
  • Coordinates and submits pre-award grant applications with University and extramural research administrative offices, subcontractors, subawardee investigators, and consultants.
  • Provides support and assistance for researchers, research infrastructure, financial management functions and capacity building activities in the residency and Department of Family Medicine.

Study and Regulatory Management

  • Oversees and assists in ongoing studies, including research design, data management, study materials development, data analysis, writing and editing scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • Handles institutional review board (IRB) submissions and serves as the primary regulatory coordinator for IRB-related communications for the research division.
  • Assists department faculty members submit and communicate with the IRB.
  • Supervises and trains research assistants, as well as medical school, graduate and undergraduate student interns.
  • Provides support to Principal Investigator and Project Coordinators.
  • Collects and analyzes evaluative data for residency program on resident performance, patient satisfaction, or any grant-related indicators.

Fiscal Management

  • Prepares study budgets with the help of PI, department administrator, residency program director and residency coordinator in accordance with federal, sponsor and institutional policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Monitors budgets and grant-related and research expenses for the residency program, and reconciles expense reports with department administrator.
  • Completes sponsor annual progress reports and assists with financial reports.

Residency Faculty Research

  • Coordinates residency-related research activities, including health-services research, medical education research and CAPRICORN, a practice-based research network (PBRN) of primary care providers in the DC metropolitan area.
  • Presents opportunities for recruitment and enrollment in practice-based research to residency faculty and residents.
  • Communicates with Scholarly Activity Working Group and residency program about upcoming projects, meetings and events.
  • Assists Faculty Research Director, CAPRICORN Director, and study investigators in developing and implementing project protocols and recruitment plans for resident and student involvement.
  • Oversees and assists with medical, graduate and undergraduate student independent-study projects conducted within the Network.
  • Coordinates survey instruments and statistical programs for study usage.

Residency/Administrative Support

  • Performs educational data entry and analysis in New Innovations. 
  • Handles annual setup of evaluative databases and presents evaluative data to Clinical Competency Committee.
  • Coordinates grant-related subcontractor, independent consultant and other outside vendor invoices, payments and contracts with the department and university administrative offices.
  • Processes job postings, hires and timesheets for student employees with the support of the department administrative officer.
  • Procures and manages inventory of research, laboratory, and other general office supplies.

Departmental/Administrative Support

  • Serves as custodian for the residency program ProCard and reconciles expenses.
  • Supports residency coordinator and department administrator in reconciliation of residency discretionary accounts.
  • Coordinates subcontractor, independent consultant and other outside vendor invoices, payments and contracts with the department and university administrative offices.
  • Processes job postings, hires and timesheets for student employees with the support of the department administrative officer.
  • Procures and manages inventory of research, laboratory, and other general office supplies.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree - Master's preferred - in health or science related field. Consideration will be given for a combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of research methods, human research subjects protection, and Good Clinical Practices, FDA regulations, OMB Uniform Guidance, and NIH funding guidelines
  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, communication, writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of grants.gov, REDCap, SPSS or other statistical programs, as wells as Endnotes, Word, and Excel

Preferred qualifications

  • At least 5 years of progressive work experience in grant writing, project management and sponsored research administration
  • Certified Research Administration designation

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