Data Technician Position @ Institute for Medical Research

The Institute for Medical Research, a nonprofit organization that conducts cutting edge research for the Durham VA Health Care System (DVAHCS), is seeking to hire Data Technician I - Time Limited. This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees or programs with an interest in clinical research. The successful candidate will be employed in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Freedland, a nationally recognized leader in cancer and urology research.

The data technician is involved with the acquisition and maintenance of large amounts of clinical data. The work engages multiple skills across a wide range of active projects. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility and critical thinking to complete complex tasks. This position is also an opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, and research scientists. The candidate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and the field of urology.

This time-limited position is contingent upon funding and the anticipated appointment is for an 8-month term.

Location:  This position is remote. IMR employees must reside in the state of North Carolina.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Abstraction:

  • Review patient’s basic medical information to determine eligibility
  • Collect and maintain data going into study-specific databases and spreadsheets
  • Review electronic and paper medical records for medical information and conduct electronic database entry.

Quality and Compliance:

  • Perform efficient and accurate data abstraction and entry into database systems.
  • Adhere to internal standards of procedure, good clinical practice, and other IMR/VA policies.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

Teamwork and Motivation:

  • Work effectively with other team members as part of a team.
  • Complete tasks independently and manage personal workflow.
  • Communicate effectively with team members in both a written and oral manner.

Non-critical Elements:

  • Troubleshoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary.
  • Recommend new methods for data collection and documentation.
  • Assist other research personnel.

Requires a bachelor’s degree and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must be reliable, self-motivated, detailed-oriented, and extremely organized. Data technicians are required to manage the workflow of multiple projects accurately within a fast-paced environment.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements and activities that are required to perform the essential functions of the position include, but may not be limited to, as follows:  Must be able to occasionally lift, pull and push a minimum of 40 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, sit for extended periods of time, squat, kneel, and stoop, regularly use fingers, hands for computer work.

Supervisory Controls: The Clinical Research Coordinator, under the direction of the Principal Investigator, is responsible for the overall supervision and workload of the data technician. This position will, however, report directly to the Data Technician Manager and their work may be reviewed by other members of the research team.

Rate of Pay: $22.00 per hour

  • Paid job
  • Post-graduation