Functions as a clinical research nutritionist the Clinical Research Center that functions under the College of Medicine Center for Clinical Research Management. This role supports multiple clinical trials from groups across the University. Duties include trial design and regulatory approvals, independently recruiting and screening patients, consenting subjects, completing baseline diet and anthropometric measures, leading nutritional counseling and education and clinical management; conducts follow up phone contact, and communicates with PIs regarding all aspects of study visits as well as any adverse events; evaluates and grades toxicities; participates in the collection, coordination and analysis of research data; enters data for patients enrolled on protocols; participates in ensuring protocol compliance with all federal sponsor regulations; participates in implementation process; assists physician to assess patient reaction to any modifications or treatment that are part of protocol; documents adverse reactions; educates patients and their families of purpose, processes and goals of clinical study; answers questions regarding research protocols and participates in evaluating patients for compliance related to protocol. Additionally, duties include data summary, analysis and preparation for publications and grant submissions.
Minimum Education Required Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in human nutrition, food management, and/or dietetics.
Required Qualifications Bachelors degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience required; Registered Dietitian Nutritionist preferred; considerable experience in a clinical research capacity preferred; experience in nutritional counseling & broad understanding of issues related to nutritional clinical trials preferred; requires successful completion of background check; qualified candidates may be asked to complete pre-employment physical including a drug screen.
Please note: This is a 20-hour per week position.
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) was established in 1960 with NIH funding to provide infrastructure for clinical investigators at Ohio State.
To provide a high-quality, ethical, safe, efficient, and cost-effective environment that encourages participation by investigators in clinical and translational lifespan research.
Unique Aspects of CRC:
Ability to implement complicated clinical research studies including timed blood sampling and dosing for extended periods.
Inpatient availability for overnight studies.
Ability to conduct clinical research simultaneously with multiple participants.
One-stop location with multiple research capabilities.
Expertise in working with pediatric populations, including participants in autism studies.
Ability to design, prepare, and produce controlled meals for dietary studies.
Body composition expertise.
Special equipment: iDXA, and exercise testing equipment.
Specimen processing laboratory staffed by Med Tech.
Analytical lab with ability to analyze samples and develop new assays as needed by investigators.
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