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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position assists investigators as coordinator of complex clinical research studies; may be working with multiple PIs simultaneously, acting as a liaison with the university, sponsoring agency, community and research participants; responsible for managing and recording all phases of study protocol as required by sponsoring and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance. The role’s duties span all aspects of the research projects, including planning, coordination and implementation, communications, regulatory documentation and reporting, record keeping, budgeting and billing, participant recruitment, data collection and management.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Confers with PI to assist in developing plans for research projects and discuss the interpretation of results; collaborates in the preparation of manuscripts for publications and preparation of grant proposals to sponsoring agencies; assists in the preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
Coordinates the development of forms, questionnaires, and the application of research techniques; assists in writing instructional procedure manuals for study progress, data collection and coding; reviews journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous studies to aid in the planning of new studies.
Provides direct patient care, including scheduling and planning of study appointments and procedures, informed consent, assessment implementation and evaluation of patients, data and specimen collection and processing; assists physicians; obtains outside medical records; keeps track of follow-up timelines and schedules; ensures patient rights and safety are protected; works to identify, screen, and enroll study participants; ensures that specimens and data are obtained and handled according to established protocol and safety regulations.
Routinely implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; establishes record-keeping systems; makes assessments and determinations of participants’ progress in the study; analyzes, investigates, and reports adverse events; makes decisions as when to notify physicians of issues, when to stop participant inclusion, and/or to make and/or recommend adjustment of the protocol of particular participants; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency.
Maintains necessary training and completes administrative work related to general study management, and other duties relevant to the position.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years of clinical research experience; a combination of relevant work and education equaling 6 years may substitute for this requirement.
Project management experience is highly desirable.�
Certificate of research management and CITI training or prior experience as a clinical research coordinator preferred.
Neuroscience, regulatory compliance, and customer service experience helpful.
Superior attention to detail, excellent organizational and time-management skills, and exceptional ethics are highly preferred.
Ability to prioritize and work independently.
Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects with working knowledge of database and spreadsheet management.
Solid competency in computer programs and systems along with excellent communication, telephone, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to handle protected health information.
Desire to work with special patient populations (pediatric, rare genetic and neurodevelopmental diseases).
Ability to quickly establish rapport with research participants and their families.
The hiring range for this position is $48,131 - $60,174 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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