Clinical Research Trainee - Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Posted: Jul 15, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is currently seeking a Clinical Research Trainee to join the Clinical Trials team. The position will train with other clinical research staff and work with CRCs and physicians to conduct clinical research trials, recruit and consent subjects, and collect and verify accuracy of data.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) software is required. Candidates must have the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, interact with diverse populations at the University and outside the University, be self-motivated and work independently, and must have strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

At least 6 months of experience working in Orthopaedic clinical research is preferred.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, , and search for requisition # R0008035. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search Find Jobs, and search for requisition # R0008035. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

Clinical Research Trainees learn and assist with a variety of clinical activities, including work with laboratory specimens, document preparation, record keeping, materials preparation, and review of prospective research participants. Clinical Research Trainees perform work at the task level under close supervision. Responsibilities can include:

Receive training in proper research protocol compliance and development, including regulatory controls, study procedures, and data management. Work closely with Clinical Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators to learn the full scope of clinical research duties.
Assist in preparation of documentation, reports, graphs, and other materials, keeping appropriate logs, tracking participants, and preparing study materials.
Under direct supervision, perform a variety of tasks, such as assisting in recruitment and screening of prospective research participants, obtaining informed consent from study participant, collecting, entering, and analyzing subject data; and compiling reports.
Process, prepare, and ship laboratory specimens.
To be promoted, trainees must demonstrate a basic understanding of the clinical research process and the regulations, both federal and local, governing the conduct of clinical research.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: A Bachelors Degree in a related field is required.

Experience: Six months of working in Orthopaedic clinical research is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Excellent written and oral communication skills with patients, doctors, and co-workers,

2. Time management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and to accurately complete tasks independently.

3. Proficiency in record maintenance and report development.

4. Ability to enter and maintain data in a timely manner.

5. Ability to manage multiple clinical trials simultaneously.

6. Ability to be self-motivated and to work accurately with attention to detail.

7. Ability to interact with diverse populations.

Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).

Licensure: None

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

  • Full time

University of Virginia Health System

1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, Vi 22908

Phone: (434) 243-3344

Fax: (434) 243-3344



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