Clinical Research Coordinator III - Center for NeuroGenetics



Classification Title:

Clinical Research Coordinator III

Job Description:

This position requires an efficient, highly organized and out-going clinical research coordinator to actively oversee and manage complex ongoing clinical research administrative needs of the Center for NeuroGenetics including patient-related research activities and clinical protocols within the Center for NeuroGenetics (CNG). Responsibilities include hands on technical contribution to the active research and clinical programs, management of IRB documents for the CNG, collection and organization of data including biological and autopsy samples, patient outreach, seminar and symposium coordination and administrative and fiscal duties related to the Center director and Center activities. This clinical research coordinator position will directly report to the CNG director and will be the designated signing authority (DSA) for the CNG and will oversee the budgets and expenditures for the Center.

Duties include:

  • Reporting directly to the CNG Director this position will coordinate and perform the necessary activities to ensure that the Center goals are implemented and achieved. Will have supervisory role for oversight and management of CNG faculty and staff for training and research compliance issues. Will be directly involved in the development, preparation and submission of various regulatory protocols (IRB, IBC, EH&S, INDs etc.), including coordinating with other CNG personnel to maintain regulatory compliance for all CNG-related activities. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation, and analysis of clinical and standard operating procedures for the CNG. Will also provide support to clinical and basic researchers involved in the Center and have direct interaction with subjects involved in the ongoing research protocols, clinical trials, as well as with patient advocacy organizations.
  • Active hands-on involvement in cutting edge research projects within the Director’s lab and other CNG research labs. This work may include but is not limited to; patient recruitment and enrollment for clinical trials, coordination and collection of tissue donations including autopsy donations. This individual will supervise the CNG autopsy donation program and coordinate with patient advocacy groups including the National Ataxia Foundation and Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation to collect, store and manage autopsy donations, etc. This work will include coordination with affiliated clinical faculty at UF and nationwide for consenting and collecting of biological samples and autopsy material. Will supervise sample inventory and distribution of CNG materials to other CNG and UF faculty as well as outside organizations. Will also be involved in patient outreach via website/newsletter/email updates and the planning and organization of community and research symposia.
  • Preparation of grants, budgets and scientific manuscripts; oversight of budgets and expenditures of the CNG and coordination with other CNG research laboratories. Position will also include administrative and scheduling duties related to Center Director and other Center faculty.
  • Oversee the production and distribution of related educational materials to the scientific and patient/family communities. May include travel to, and presentation at scientific meetings, patient conferences and events to facilitate the research protocols and core programs of the Center for NeuroGenetics.
Expected Salary:

$55,000 - $70,000 annually; Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with IRB or clinical trials.
  • Completion of required IRB and IACUC regulatory compliance courses and certification
  • Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred with training provided for specific research procedures
  • An efficient, highly motivated, and resourceful individual.
  • Must be a self-starter, independent thinker and proactive problem solver with excellent follow through; must accept a high level of accountability and responsibility; must demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time-limited position.

In order to be considered, you must upload references, cover letter, and resume/CV.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Y

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