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Project Manager Assistant 
Duke Reading Center 


Occupational Summary
This position will report to the Administrative Manager and will assist the Project Manager with a variety of duties to support the Duke Reading Center.


Work Schedule
Regular, full-time 40 hours/52-week position. 


Position Summary 
The Project Manager Assistant (PMA) performs a variety of research and administrative duties to support the management of clinical trials at the Duke Reading Center (DRC) for which the DRC serves as the imaging core laboratory.  He/she performs a variety of independent duties involved in the collection, documentation, and compilation of clinical research images and data under the direction of the Project Manager. The PMA helps to assign reader grading tasks, file study documents, distribute site initiation forms, track certification of site technicians, and track submission of images and functional tests for grading.  He/she also helps to query sites, enter data (DE), perform source document verification (SDV), and conduct quality control (QC) activities such as reconciliation and reconciliation verification (RV). 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

•    Communicate with sites, sponsors, and CRO’s regarding study specifics and image issues 
•    Assist with study startup and site certification activities
•    Track, confirm, and document receipt of all images and functional test materials received at DRC 
•    Manage certification reader assignments and assist with all other reader assignments as needed 
•    Respond to data queries as appropriate 
•    Prepare materials for and perform data QC Review, i.e. reconciliation and reconciliation verification 
•    Perform data entry (DE), source document verification (SDV), filing and other clerical duties as requested 
•    Assist all DRC staff members as necessary to meet the needs of the various studies 
•    Attend DRC group meetings as needed 
•    Attend study conference calls, as appropriate
•    Provides coverage for assigned studies when PM is out of the office or unavailable.  This may include time sensitive activities such as patient screening eligibilities and sponsor requests
•    help train new PMA’s 
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Minimum Qualifications

Work requires analytical, communications, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


At least one year of directly related experience in clinical research is preferred. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•    Excellent oral and written communication
•    Capable of exercising good judgment
•    Ability to be flexible when priorities change
•    Ability to deal with a variety of constituents efficiently
•    Ability to learn new programs quickly
•    Organizational skills
•    Ability to work under deadline pressure
•    Ability to prioritize work assignments
•    Ability to be flexible when work assignments change
•    Enjoys and can effectively multitask
•    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook




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Durham, North Carolina

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