Clinical Research Intern
St. Paul, MN 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description

Job Description:

Schedule: This position requires 5-6 shifts per month. Schedules are created each month, based on your availability. Daily shifts are allocated as follows: 1) Day shift 8am to 4:00pm; 2) Evening shift 4:00pm to 12:00am; 3) Overnight shift 12:00am to 8:00am

Hourly Rate: $17/hour

The Research Intern position will support the Critical Care Research Center staff and investigators in conducting clinical trials within Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Medicine, the Trauma Program, and the Burn Center. The interns will be responsible for screening and identifying potential candidates for enrollment in current clinical trials, assist the research staff in the enrollment process for each study, and complete data collection and data entry as directed. This individual will also be involved in the literature review process for proposal development, as well as arrangement of study data into presentation format for manuscript, oral, or poster presentations. The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled or a graduate of a pre-medicine or health science bachelor's degree program and have previous patient care experience.

This is a 12-month internship program that runs from June 2023-June 2024. Candidates must be available to be on-site in the St Paul, MN metro area and St.Louis Park, MN area for the full 12 months of the program.

***Please note: A letter of recommendation is required with application, or by time of interview. Letters can come from current faculty, advisors, or any other professional reference. ***

- Licensure: Valid driver's license.


  • General knowledge of clinical research study design, protocols, data acquisition and data analysis, writing and submission of manuscripts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, patient care providers, regulatory bodies and CCRC staff.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data entry for large, complex projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook; previous experience with electronic patient care records and electronic clinical databases preferred.
  • Ability to operate and maintain instruments necessary to conduct research protocols.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to conduct literature reviews and summarize results in written format.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within teams and to be self-motivated

Job Duties and Task

  • Provide support for potential study patient enrollment into clinical trials.

- Screens ED patient list to identify potential subjects for enrollment in clinical trials.

- Communicates directly with care team to confirm eligibility and facilitate study-related procedures
(e.g., request lab draws, transfer investigational products.)

- Assists with and independently conducts consent conversations with patients.

- Abstracts and enters data from electronic patient record into study databases.

- Completes active data collection as directed by CCRC staff.

  • Task related to the administrative aspect of study protocols.

- Completes required training for conducting research, such as CITI and study-specific training

- Completes in-person orientation to the CCRC June 5-9, 2023

- Attends a regular (monthly or every two weeks) intern meeting

- Demonstrates consent conversation competency.

- Other tasks as assigned by leader or supervisor.

***Must have flexibility to be scheduled at Regions Hospital or Park Nicollet Methodist hospital.***

Additional Information:
Successful completion of college coursework in Science, Public Health, Pre-Med, or related area.

Previous patient care experience; previous experience with clinical research

Current certification as a health care provider (MA, PCA, EMT-B, EMT-P, CNA, CMA, LPN)

At Regions Hospital/RHSC you'll find a warm, diverse group of people who are committed to helping our patients - and each other. We foster an inclusive environment that encourages new ways of thinking, celebrates differences and recognizes hard work. We're also committed to living our values. This means you can expect us to be your partner and treat you with dignity and respect. Join our team and make good happen!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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As soon as possible
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Full Time
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Per diem
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