Organization: University of Illinois - Chicago
Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Hiring Department: Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/112?c=uic
The Clinical Research Coordinator position manages and coordinates the timely handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre and post research activities, internal and external to the clinical setting. Responsible for the implementation and conducting of multiple research projects in the Clinical Research Center. Coordinates comprehensive patient protocol treatment schedules to maintain compliance to protocol requirements. Develops and implements effective patient recruitment strategies. Oversees and participates in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management for a multi-faceted research studies.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist in establishing and coordinating the implementation of clinical research protocol priorities and organization structure.
- Notify and inform physicians, clinical staff, affiliates and grant sponsors of adverse events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical research program.
- Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including review and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as required by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB), Protocol Review Committee and grant sponsors.
- Review laboratory and clinical procedures and evaluations regularly to ensure protocol compliance.
- Act as liaison between physicians, clinical staff and the UIC IRB office, grant sponsors and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects.
- Communicate clinical information and work with stakeholders to create best practice tools.
- Client Enrollment and Protocol Compliance
- Assist physicians and clinical staff in identification, recruitment and enrollment strategies of patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research protocols.
- Coordinate outreach to and liaison with staff at schools, community clinics, science fairs, etc. to make research presentations and recruit new clients for various research projects.
- Screen patients for protocol eligibility and participation in clinical research.
- Complete patient assessment of anthropometrics and perform phlebotomy.
- Execute informed consent process and monitor patient status; Enroll clients into programs, explaining the research protocols to the clients and parents, and obtain appropriate consent forms.
- Ensure that client enrollment and research activities comply with established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.
- Participate in conducting surveys of clients and parents.
- Collect and reviews client evaluations/assessments, surveys, and participant interviews to develop reports for the PI and appropriate agencies and grant sponsors.
- Complete accurate, concise, and legible documentation of all participant records and other source documentation and forms per protocol, (i.e. maintain drug documentation, reconciling study drug accountability).
- Conduct basic lab duties including centrifuging, alloquoting, and storing and shipping of study specimens.
- Assist investigators in organizing study data for grant progress reports, analysis for meeting presentations, and publications.
- Participate in required clinical research education and training programs
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- Bachelors degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, pharmaceutical sciences, social science, or a related field required.
- Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) preferred.
- At least one year experience in a research discipline required. Experience in a clinical research setting, experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB’s preferred.
- Prior experience with medical terminology and procedures.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer/pc skills.
- Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case reports forms; knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications and computer data management; oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a science such as biology or psychology; ability to identify, produce, organize, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures (i.e. informed consent, IRB applications, data safety and monitoring plans) involved with clinical trials and other clinical research; ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of clinical tasks required for research (e.g. phlebotomy, centrifugation, interviewing).