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Clinical Research Associate at OpenBiome
OpenBiome is a nonprofit stool bank, expanding clinical access to fecal transplants and catalyzing research on the human microbiome. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a promising new therapy for C. difficile, the most common hospital-acquired infection in the country. OpenBiome provides microbiota preparations to clinicians performing FMT, and supports clinical trials and basic research investigating new applications of microbiome-based therapies.
Five years ago, OpenBiome started the first public stool banking service, and we have grown to redefine the standard of care for this emerging field. Today, we support FMT programs at over 1000 medical centers across all 50 states and 7 countries, and have delivered over 30,000 treatments for recurrent C. difficile patients. We have also developed a new oral formulation for delivering FMT, published dozens of scholarly works and have supported over 30 clinical studies to identify new applications for FMT. As the leader in this exciting new field, OpenBiome is uniquely positioned to continue to expand access to care and discover new applications for microbial interventions. We are searching for passionate teammates eager to support this mission.
Clinical Research Associate Job Description
OpenBiome currently supports more than 30 enrolling clinical trials exploring the safety and therapeutic potential of FMT, with another 15+ trials in various stages of development. We aim to advance the field of microbiome research by consolidating lessons, expertise, and scientific knowledge, and ensuring that studies are conducted at the highest possible level of quality. Through grant funding, we also sponsor a select few high-priority trials, where we actively drive the development of research.
The Clinical Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will join our clinical Investigator-sponsored research team and serve as the primary point of contact for a portfolio of clinical trials and basic science projects. He/she will work with senior scientific leadership and management at OpenBiome to provide research services to our collaborators and contribute to the growth of our organization. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, mission-driven, a quick learner, and detail-oriented.
- Engaging with physicians, academic researchers, and clinical research partners to enable cutting-edge clinical research investigating the role of the microbiome in improving human health
- Guiding new research partners through the study start-up and regulatory processes
- Managing relationships with existing research partners through teleconference calls and milestone check-ins
- Coordinating research material deliveries as part of our Clinical Trial Management program
- Supporting the Investigator-Sponsor Trial Manager and Clinical Research Operations Director in developing and maintaining our internal study management and regulatory support systems
- Contributing to the authorship of high-impact abstracts and manuscripts to share our results with the research community
- The Clinical Research Associate is an entry-level role, ideally for candidates with a BA/BS degree and 0-2 years of experience in clinical research, public health, or biotechnology. A Senior Associate should have 3-5 years of experience in similar fields with a bachelor or masters degree.
- Knowledge of Clinical Research protocols and work flow associated with clinical trials
- Highly detail-oriented and organized
- Open to receiving both formal and informal feedback.
- Customer-service mindset and willingness to engage enthusiastically and confidently with partners.
- Ability to learn quickly and speak with confidence on technical topics.
- Strong analytical skills
- Driven by data and evidence; constantly looking to apply best practices
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in both written and verbal contexts.
- Passion, humility, and excitement for doing whatever it takes to meet a great public health need.
- Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives
- Account Management and/or Project Management experience preferred
- Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
OpenBiome is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or verteran status
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to Apply
To apply, please go to www.openbiome.org/jobs and submit your Cover Letter and Resume. The start date for this position is flexible.