Start Job Posting: 1/29/2024

End Job Posting: 2/16/2024

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Job Description:

The University of Maryland School of Maryland has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Assistant to work in the Department of Psychiatry.

This is a contractual position.

The Department of Psychiatry has a tripartite mission of Clinical, Education, and Research agendas, serving our surrounding community and the State of Maryland, and providing expertise at a national and international level. Our Education programs are dedicated to training the next generation of physicians, scientists, and psychologists through our nationally competitive programs. The Department houses top-tier competitively funded researchers, including those at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.

With over $43 million dollars of Federal grants and contacts, the Department is a leading clinical department within the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Through the integration of our basic science work with our T1 translational research, we are positioned to take advantage of new discoveries and developments in genetics, neuromodulation, neuroimaging, and molecular biology and chemistry. The selected candidate will perform duties that support the mission and vision of the department.

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Contingent Category II staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 2 weeks of vacation each year, paid holidays, sick time, and time for community service; subsidized comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development programs; limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB; life insurance and long-term disability; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).  

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for assisting with the performance of research projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data.
  • Assist with performing data collection by conducting research interviews, reviewing medical charts, and accessing computerized medical information systems.
  • Assists with recruiting and screening subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols.
  • Assist in verifying participant eligibility; obtains consent and enrollment; and assures accurate demographic information for follow-up.
  • Assist with data analysis and interpretation, and the development of statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, and SPSS statistical software. Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches.
  • Assist the Principle Investigator and other research personnel in the development of research protocols and materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations.
  • Assist in performing administrative duties. Maintains communication with participants and colleagues regarding protocol specific information and research orders.
  • May also assist with providing assessments and ensuring protocol compliance while participants are in a study.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field of study related to the research of the clinical setting.
Experience: Prior clinical research experience preferred.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

The Hiring Range for this position is in the mid $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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