Portland VA Research Foundation
  • 13-May-2022 to 12-Jun-2022 (PST)
  • Research-Clayburgh
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Part Time to Full Time

Health, dental, vision, employer paid life & disability, 401k, generous PTO


Individual with clinical trial experience to be part of the research team within the Portland VA Operative Care Division (Department of Surgery). Will participate in cross coverage of multiple clinical trials while providing ownership of industry sponsored studies in Vascular and ENT specialties. Please submit a resume or a CV and a cover letter. The individual will be trained in regulatory compliance, study start-up, and multi-study oversight. This position will be part-time 20-30 hours for the initial 2-4 months while on-boarding with PVARF and the Portland VA, then move to full-time.


This position will entail extensive patient contact and coordinating, managing and executing multiple elements of human subjects' research to provide necessary support to the investigators within the VA Operative Care Division with primary emphasis on enrollment, data quality, sponsor communications, and other associated research efforts as assigned.


  • Screen, recruit, and consent eligible participants
  • Maintain organized, accurate, and IRB compliant study records
  • Work with patients and staff to coordinate and schedule participant visits
  • Collect, report, and maintain accurate study data through EMR review and/or direct participant interaction
  • Administer test procedures, which may include collecting, securing, processing, and shipping of blood/specimen samples; performing routine tests
  • Provide support and guidance to study investigators when needed
  • Participate in regularly scheduled multi-site investigator and/or facilitator conference calls; Attend regular clinical and research team meetings
  • Maintain communications with study sponsors; participate in meetings/calls, assist in document collection or query resolution, respond to inquiries or site-specific questions from the sponsor
  • Respond to general inquiries from study participants and family members, research and clinical staff and other study personnel; assisting with training personnel, including the consideration of the relative needs for services within the research program(s)
  • Assist in coordinating the work for the research team, including multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, technicians, and students in research activities
  • Respond to other research-related tasks as assigned
  • Maintain required trainings for GCP and other relevant research protections
  • Exercise time management skills and accountability
  • Develop an understanding of the VAPORHCS IRB submission and review process


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum 4-year degree with 1 years of clinical trial experience, or a Master's level degree with clinical trial knowledge.


English language proficiency is required. Spanish proficiency is a plus.


-Minimum: 2 years of college level algebra or higher.

-Preferred: Biostatistics


-Minimum: Microsoft Office

-Preferred: Access, REDCap, SPSS, Stata, and/or R


-Problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning skills.

-Organization and ability to work independently


-Minimum: Achieved within 2 years

-Preferred: ACRP or CCRP at start


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee will be required to:

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Regularly stand, walk and sit.
  • Frequently talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this position the employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and outdoor weather conditions.

Apply online at http://www.pvarf.org and include a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Cover letter should include description of recent work history as it relates to the specific responsibilities in the job announcement.

Portland VA Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or age.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to cultural inclusion, respect for differences, acceptance, and respect for all employees.

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