Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0802 


Job Level: 07 

Revised Date: 01/08/2024  

Job Family: JF 05 

Occupational Summary

Performs a variety of research, data, and clerical duties of a routine and technical nature to support the conduct of clinical research, under the direction of a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or similar Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Oversight Organization (OO) designee.

Work Performed

Research Operations

Under supervision, may document some participant-level information for non-complex (e.g., questionnaire, data registry, scripted) studies outside of the electronic health record (EHR), collect information from sources including the EHR to assist study team in determining eligibility, and employ simple procedures for collecting, preparing, processing, shipping, and maintaining inventory of specimens.

Follows standard operating procedures (SOPs) and strategies to manage and retain research subjects.

Assists with maintenance of study level documentation.

Prepares documents, equipment, supplies, etc. in compliance with the protocol. Assists with the conduct and documentation of non-complex visits and scripted testing or interviews.

Participates in study team meetings.

Safety and Ethics

Under supervision may collect information about adverse events (AEs), identified in the protocol or investigator brochure.


Enters basic data for research studies. Scores tests and measures that do not require interpretation, according to the protocol.

With supervision, responds to queries created by a CRO or the data manager. May assist with quality control and data cleaning as directed. Under supervision, corrects and documents incomplete, inaccurate, or missing data for non-complex studies.

Follows SOPs for quality assurance and to assist in documenting and maintaining documentation to facilitate data sharing.

Follows required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance.

Knowledgeable about the use of data standard policies.

Learns and uses new technology when required.

Under supervision, assists in preparing tables, data visualizations, and lay summaries to communicate study results to participants and executes predetermined testing scripts after the completion of a build, or following any project changes or system upgrades.

Assists in updating reports on study progress for the PI and other study team members and collaborators.

Scientific Concepts

May assist with simple literature searches under close supervision from PI or CRC.

Site and Study Management

For studies with simple supplies or equipment, assists with ensuring that there are ample supplies and that equipment is in good working order. As directed, assists in preparing studies for closeout, (e.g., packing files, documenting files for storage, shipping extra supplies back to sponsor).

Leadership and Professionalism

Maintains Duke and project specific training requirements.

Communicates with other study personnel as required for study implementation and routine problem resolution.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an Associate's degree.



None above education listed above



Can easily use computing software and web-based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products and internet browsers).


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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