Research Assistant 2

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    Portland, OR 97086
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    Job Description

    Department Overview

    The Winthrop Research Group is based out of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health under the direction of Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH. The group specializes in evaluations of infectious disease, in individual patients and the population as a whole. The group's experts are national leaders in two rare diseases that predominantly affect the lungs – nontuberculous mycobacterial, or NTM disease, and bronchiectasis. In addition to NTM disease and bronchiectasis, other areas of research include rheumatologic disease, drug safety and pharmacoepidemiology, and vaccines.

    This position will support data activities for multiple databases, including the NW NTM Biobank and the Bronchiectasis Research Registry, as well as collect information from research subjects. Main responsibilities include reviewing research subjects' Epic charts, entering necessary data, identifying missing data and collecting these data from research subjects. In addition, this position includes supporting clinical trial and research protocol visits on-site at OHSU, interfacing with potential research subjects, calling participants, requesting clinical information from outside clinics, and performing research procedures, as needed.

    The individual in this role will have excellent person-skills, be detail-oriented and able to track multiple projects.

    Please do not contact Dr. Winthrop. All position inquiries can be sent directly to Sarah Siegel, PhD, MPH at

    Function/Duties of Position
    1. Data abstraction and entry for both the NW NTM Biobank and the Bronchiectasis Research Registry, working with research subjects to collect missing data, working with the Project Manager to prioritize work. Abstraction will be done via Epic EMR.
    2. Perform on-site visits with research subjects, including obtain informed consent, perform research procedures including vital signs and specimen collection, and document visits.
    3. Complete special projects under the guidance of one of the group epidemiologists, including manuscript review, database support, etc.
    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in related field
    • Strong written, verbal communication and proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Meticulous record keeping and organization skills
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or currently working toward Masters Degree in Public Health
    • 1 years of experience in clinical research
    • A working knowledge of FDA, DHHS, IRB and other agency guidelines that govern clinical research.
    • Experience working with Epic, or other EMR systems.
    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
    • Phlebotomy training
    Additional Details

    Working conditions:

    Monday-Friday; between 8:00 AM - 4:30PM (flexible and will vary depending on study needs)

    Physical demands & equipment usage:

    This position may include prolonged standing, prolonged screen-time and lifting 25+ pounds.

    This is a temporary position that will last for approximately four months from the hire date.

    All are welcome

    Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

    Posting ID: 581336832Posted: 2021-05-05Job Title: Research Assistant