Employer: University of Illinois – Chicago
Hiring Department: Department of Medicine
Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/7041?c=uic
This position manages and coordinates the timely handling o f 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. 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 investigation.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in establishing and coordinating the implementation o f clinical research protocol priorities and organization structure.
Notify and inform physicians, clinical/research 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 regulatoryagencies 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 o f patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research protocols.
Analyze retention rates and formulates plans to retain participants.
Coordinate outreach to and liaison with staff at schools, community clinics, science fairs, etc. to make research presentations and recruit new participants for various research projects.
Execute informed consent process and monitors patient status; Enroll participants into programs, explaining the research protocols to the clients and supporting family/ friends, and obtain appropriate consent forms.
Ensure that participant enrollment and research activities comply with established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.
Participate in conducting surveys o f participants and supporting family/ friends.
Collect and review client evaluations/assessments, surveys, and participant interviews to develop reports for the PI and appropriate agencies and grant sponsors. Evaluate data to determine project effectiveness.
Assist investigators in preparing study data, literature reviews, analysis for meeting presentations and publications.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- A minimum of a Bachelor 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 required.
- Phlebotomy license required.
- Prior experience with medical terminology and procedures including electronic medical records preferred.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.
- Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge o f aspects o f clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case reports forms; knowledge o f 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. centrifugation, interviewing).