Clinical Research Associate: University of Rochester’s Center for Health + Technology

28 February 2023

Immediate need — ready to hire the right candidate for “off-cycle” immediate start. Current final-year students interested in “on-cycle” June/July 2023 entry are also welcome to apply.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to


The Center for Health + Technology (CHeT) is an organization at the University of Rochester that seeks to use technology to advance clinical research and ultimately improve the lives of patients. Since its inception, CHeT has enrolled 40,000+ participants in 130+ clinical studies, as well as supported clinical trials for seven FDA-approved treatments for conditions including Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Our collaborators on innovative studies include MIT, Apple, Biogen, Sage Bionetworks, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, among others.

We are seeking a motivated individual interested in joining a team that is transforming healthcare through novel applications of technology to neurological diseases. We are looking for a self-starter with an interest in technology, writing, patient interaction, and healthcare/clinical trial management. Successful applicants will demonstrate adaptability, a diverse skill set, and an aptitude for independent and team endeavors alike.

This position is ideal for candidates looking for a ~2 year clinical research experience before entering graduate or professional school (MD, PhD, DDS, MBA, etc). This position includes clinic and office responsibilities and requires the candidate to be in Rochester, NY or willing to relocate to Rochester, NY.

Position responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct in-clinic technology-related research visits (using smartphone apps and wearable sensors) and form meaningful relationships with participants. Studies and projects include UR-Udall and Watch-PD
  • Perform virtual visits and assessments with participants nationwide to accelerate clinical trials and help transform research methods. Studies and projects include UR-Udall and At-Home PD.
  • Draft research protocols, coordinate recruitment, enrollment, and evaluation of participants
  • Draft and edit manuscripts, becoming a published author in leading peer-reviewed journals (our work has been published in journals including Nature, JAMA, NEJM, and Cell)
  • Present abstracts at national and international research conferences

Position benefits include:

  • Gain exposure to patients in clinical settings and through supported networks
  • Develop close relationships with the participants for whom you coordinate care
  • Help transform how care is delivered to patients with chronic conditions
  • Collaborate with leaders from academic institutions, biotechnology companies, and nonprofit organizations
  • Work closely with national leaders in Parkinson’s disease care and research
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedule


Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of research, clinical care, coordination, and/or technology experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two-year commitment preferred. Immediate start date (but applications for June/July 2023 also accepted for those currently in their final year of school).