Clinical Research Coordinator - MGlide RCT study (Research Pro 2)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 40081.60 - 69035.20
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 348553
The School of Public Health is seeking applications for two full-time (40 hours a week) Clinical Research Coordinator - mGlide Study (Research Pro 2).
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Clinical Research Coordinator (RP2)
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is the largest unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. With over 50 primary faculty, over 300 graduate students and approximately $25 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. The Division has a distinguished record of research and teaching. It provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health Centers in the U.S. Division research includes a robust blend of observational studies (e.g., ARIC, MESA, CARDIA) and interventional investigations aimed at improving public health and engaging a multidisciplinary integration of epidemiology, biology, and behavioral science. The educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS, and PhD degrees, and has active pre- and post-doctoral training.
mGlide RCT. Uncontrolled hypertension is a significant risk factor for stroke, heart attacks and dementia. The mGlide RCT is a NIH funded five year study to improve rates of hypertension control across diverse health systems serving under-represented patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The study will evaluate whether a mHealth (mobile health technology) intervention is more effective when compared to usual care in improving rates of uncontrolled hypertension in local health systems in the twin city metro area.
Position. Full time position. This position reports to the study PI and project manager and will work with the current coordinator team on all aspects of the study. The CRC appointment will be through the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health. The CRC will have an office in the ECRC (Epidemiology Clinical Research Center), to facilitate participant follow ups and visits.
Work Arrangements: Some of the study tasks may be performed remotely. However, this is hybrid position; some of the responsibilities must be performed in person. The amount of time spent remote vs. in person will vary. You will be provided with a UMN laptop to enable you to carry out remote work securely. Applicants will be asked to provide 2 references.
Starting salary based on relevant qualifications: $45,000-$59,000 annually
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities: Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Study coordination, participant enrollment and follow up (60%)
Assists with screening, informed consent, and enrollment of participants
Recruit participants and conduct participant case work over the phone and in person
Coordinates and/or performs study procedures including surveys and blood pressure measurement
Schedules and performs study follow-up visits
Develops and implements recruitment strategies
Assists with the monitoring for and reporting of adverse events and protocol deviations
Collects and enters data as specified by protocol
Oversight and coordination with satellite sites (25%)
Provide oversight and ensure twin-city community satellite site staff adhere to protocol and accurate data collection; work with community satellite site coordinators at study tasks including setting up BP monitors, assisting with data entry
Interest in and willingness to conduct participant visits at satellite sites as needed.
Regulatory and Inventory (5%)
Drafts and submits applications to the IRB, including initial submissions, amendments, and continuing reviews
Completes and maintains study screening logs, IRB documentation, regulatory files, source documentation, and case report forms
Helps with maintenance of inventory, stocks and orders supplies
Collects and prepares data for monitoring, audits, and analysis by following Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures, and participates in data monitoring/ audits
Assists with other research-related administrative tasks as needed
Actively attends and participates in meetings
We are seeking highly motivated candidates with strong organizational skills, great attention to detail, and interpersonal skills and who have a high level of professionalism. We will provide training in skills as warranted by project-specific requirements.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
BA/BS degree and 2 years Clinical research experience; or a combination of experience and education to equal six (6) years
Previous experience in recruiting participants for clinical research;
Good people skills in relationship management with study participants;
Strong time management and planning skills; prioritizing tasks and deadlines
Strong communication skills
Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate participant visits
Ability to follow study protocols carefully and good ethical standards; follow GCP
Willing to be an active research team member in terms of contributing to the efficiency of research, offering suggestions for quality improvement
Knowledge of the informed consent process
Experience in preparing IRB applications and study related documentation
Experience in interviewing and accurate data documentation
Comfort with computers, specifically the Windows operating system, is essential. Proficiency in MicrosoftWord, Outlook, Powerpoint, Access and Excel, as well as the ability to learn how to use new software is also important.
Ability to work independently as well as a team player
Has reliable personal transportation. Willing to work at sites in the twin city metro area
Familiarity with technology such as smartphones or tablets including installing apps on smart devices
Experience with EPIC or other electronic medical records;
Experience in working with patients
Familiarity with use of REDCap
Knowledge of medical terminology
Familiarity with Spanish or Hmong languages a plus but not required.
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