Position description
The Research Support Technician functions as an interdisciplinary team member to perform duties related to the support of clinical research trials. Works closely with nursing staff with delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care, which complements the nursing practice under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Research Support Technician carries out designated activities that are within those functions limited by law to unlicensed nursing personnel. Assists in complex (i.e. interventional, therapeutic, greater than minimal risk) studies with direction but does not have overall responsibility for these studies. Applies knowledge and expertise in patient care to perform a variety of duties in support of physicians and/or registered nurse (RN), administrative, and/or management staff for a wide array of Clinical Research Protocols. The Research Support Technician collects data through observation and communicates information to assist the physician and/or RN in patient assessment. The Research Support Technician is expected to deliver care in accordance with the research protocol and standards of care. Is responsible for research specimen collection and specimen processing. Must use a combination of independent judgment and closely following written instructions to determine the process and to accurately prepare lab specimens and containers with reagents as required for a specific study. Works closely with study teams to ensure that the correct collection and lab supplies are available for each unique study visit. Provides coverage in the Health Unit Coordinator role when staffing levels require. Performs point of care testing as required by research protocols. Must carry out techniques independently. Assists in the maintenance of lab equipment and supplies. Troubleshoots instrumentation as required. Must use critical thinking skills and implement quality control programs within the laboratory.
Requires a 2-year degree in a science or health-related field with experience in a clinical environment or 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
Previous experience at veinous accessing is necessary.
Must be adaptable and well organized. Able to work independently as well as with a team. Must have good interpersonal skills when working with physicians, co-workers, and study participants/patients. Must possess good analytical problem-solving skills and have meticulous attention to detail.

Visa sponsorship is not avaialble for this position.
This is a .9 FTE.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $18.76 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Day/night rotation. Dayshift start times vary. 1 out of 6 weeks are off shifts, Monday through Thursday: 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM.
Weekend schedule
Work 1 out 6 weekends, Friday through Sunday nights. Friday night shift, 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM. Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM.
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Clinical Labs and Research, Other Patient Care
Career profile
Job posting number
Jill Squier
Equal opportunity employer
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