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- BY Nicole Pelette
Staff within the Science Facilitation Department of FHI 360 serve as the Operation Center for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network. The Operations Center is responsible for contributing to and supporting the development, implementation and reporting of all IMPAACT clinical trials and for providing a central point of coordination, communications, and support to the IMPAACT Leadership Group and all network committees, protocol teams, and working groups. The Operations Center is also responsible for arranging and supporting all network meetings; for the governance of the network and communications; and for providing logistical and administrative support for the IMPAACT leadership and other committees.
Operations Center staff work closely with the IMPAACT leadership, staff from the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC), Laboratory Center (LC), Clinical Research Sites (CRSs), Division of AIDS (DAIDS) within NIAID, network committees, study teams, clinical research sites and their community programs on all aspects of the IMPAACT scientific research agenda.
The Research Assistant is a member of the IMPAACT Operations Center team and assists with implementation and maintenance of clinical trials and other research-related activities. Maintains, updates, and may establish various databases for tracking research studies. Maintains research files and responsible for ordering and shipping of supplies in coordination with all phases of the studies. Coordinates, reviews and develops study related documents and assists with data management, site communication, and implementation of study components based on standard operating procedures (SOPs).
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This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.