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Job Code: 0804
Job Level: 07
Revised Date: 06/12/2020
Job Family: JF 05

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Occupational Summary

Classification established to provide a formal Clinical Research internship opportunity for recent college/university graduates. Using a multidisciplinary model, incumbents are assigned responsibilities designed to provide exposure to and gain an overall understanding of the lifecycle of a clinical research project. The internship will generally involve a combination of learning and research support activities under the mentorship of a Principal Investigator (PI). Incumbents will receive regular and ongoing feedback from the mentor and are expected to produce a publication based on their learning experience. The maximum duration of the internship is 2 years.

Work Performed

Collect experimental data for research protocols, including working with research subjects, running experimental procedures, and transferring data for non-complex studies outside of the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Assist with the following:

Maintain study-specific equipment and processing of research sample

Analysis of data with oversight from PI and study statisticians

Design and programming of research experiments

Preparation of grant, conference abstract, and manuscripts

Review of journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments in the field of study,

Attend department wide research meetings/training sessions for Interns.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an Associate degree. A Bachelor degree may substitute for this degree and 2 years of experience.


None above education listed above.


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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