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Post Doctoral Researcher

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St. Lukes University Health Network

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Expiry Date :
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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St. Luke’s is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke’s are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for health care.Post-Doctoral Research Assistants will be responsible for the initiation, coordination and completion of various multi-disciplinary research projects. This includes the completion of applications, grants and regulatory documents. This role shall also be responsible to serve as the liaison between the clinical trials staff and the departments conducting clinical trials by screening, identifying, and referring patients for enrollment by the Research Nurses; taking on-call responsibility during off-hours such as nights and weekends; collecting and maintaining pertinent CVs, Medical Licenses, CITI Training, and FCOI Disclosures and training certifications; and completion of both internal and external feasibility questionnaires. The Post-Doc Researcher shall also actively identify new clinical trials and review for feasibility in terms of program fit and patient accrual potential, and assist the team with obtaining all necessary signatures. Post-Doctoral Researcher will actively promote the Networks clinical research vision through publication of scientific manuscripts and preparation of scientific presentations. Post-Doctoral Researcher will represent the Department of Research and Innovation, The Research Institute, and Clinical Trials Office through positive research-based interactions with various departments, study participants, patients, and visitors. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Coordination of research projects, as determined by Directors of the Research Institute and the Clinical Trials Office. This will include, but is not limited to: (a) medical record review for pre-screening of eligible patients, (b) completion of feasibility questionnaires and obtaining signatures as necessary, (c) CRF completion and data entry, (d) research chart prep for audits, (e) maintaining regulatory files such as CVs and Medical Licenses, CITI training, and FCOI Disclosures, (f) identify new clinical trials and review for enrollment feasibility, and (g) provide on-call Clinical Trials coverage as needed. Initiation, coordination, and completion of investigator-initiated clinical research projects and grant applications under the guidance of designated SLUHN research faculty. Coordination of a multi-disciplinary research team at SLUHN, including but not limited to (a) medical students; (b) undergraduate volunteers; (c) medical trainees (residents); (d) other clinicians and non-clinicians; (e) taking and maintaining minutes at key meetings of the Department of Research & Innovation. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will help design and implement original research protocols that may continue beyond the fellows tenure at SLUHN (under program facultys supervision). Initiation, coordination, and publication of at least five (5) first-authored scientific manuscripts during each year of their Post-Doctoral training; This requirement is renewable on yearly basis. Generate enough clinical research activity to also be a co-author on 5 additional published manuscripts each year. Generate at least 2 high-level (i.e., non-local) meeting presentations per year (i.e., regional, national, or international-level). Identify at least 5 new trials per year with a minimum of 5 patients enrolled per trial within the first 6 months Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. Demonstrates/models the Networks Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the research subject. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Other related duties as assigned. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sitting for up to 6 hours per day, 2 hours at a time. Standing for up to 4 hours per day, 2 hours at a time. Walking up to 1 hours per day, 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry, and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry, and push objects up to 75 lbs. Occasionally stoop and bend. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision. POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: Identified Risks , None Identified and/or Fit Tested Statement Which States That: Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator. SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: From time-to-time, may be required to transport biological specimens (e.g., blood, sputum, urine). Will need to be familiar with routine use of standard protective equipment, including gowns, gloves, masks, and procedural head covering. MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Performing statistical analyses on large datasets. Performing medical record reviews to abstract research data. Preparing manuscripts and presentations. SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Director of Clinical Trials and Research COMMUNICATIONS: This individual communicates with physicians, professionals in health care, patients, and all levels of hospital employees. Must be able to interact with a variety of personalities from varied backgrounds. Interfaces with employees, patients, visitors, and members of the health care team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: – Must demonstrate mature, conscientious and professional behavior. Accepts responsibility and follows directions. – Must possess ability to priority tasks. – Must possess ability to organize workload. – Must be flexible and able to adapt. – Must be tactful and even-tempered with the ability to follow through on projects with minimal supervision, make independent decisions and use good judgment. – Must have excellent organizational skills and productivity to maintain a smooth workflow. – Must maintain confidentiality of all correspondence, personnel, financial and operational issues. – Must be able to provide research call coverage from home; This will require ability to arrive at designated clinical trials locations within 15 minutes of notification via pager or cell phone MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: A doctoral degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or foreign equivalent thereof is required. Specific examples include M.D., D.O., Ph.D., equivalent-level positions, as well as foreign equivalents thereof. USMLE and similar/equivalent certifications preferred but not required. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: – Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written – Outstanding interpersonal skills; Team player – Well-established ability to search, read, and interpret existing medical literature and evidence – Ability to write a scientific / medical manuscript (previous experience preferred) using Microsoft Word – Ability to create a PowerPoint or equivalent electronic presentation (previous experience preferred) – Ability to use Excel spreadsheets for data entry – Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA) – Basic understanding of clinical trials, ICH-GCP, FDA regulations, and OHRP guidelines WORK SCHEDULE: Days, M-F, with 2 weekends per month on-call, and varying hours based on the needs of the department. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke’s!! St. Luke’s University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.