Clinical Research Coordinator 1
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Massey Cancer Center
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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
A Clinical Research Coordinator is sought to manage and coordinate
administrative tasks for a 5-year, NIH -funded study of colorectal
cancer screening. The study involves recruitment of human subjects
and collection of personal monitoring (sleep, actigraphy, heart
rate) as well as the collection of humans biospecimens. In addition
to excellent administrative and interpersonal communication skills,
the position requires an understanding of regulatory requirements
for human research protection, ability to manage and coordinate
staff, budget management in partnership with research finance,
tracking purchases and other expenditures, record keeping,
scheduling, data collection, report preparation, assistance with
preparation of tables and figures for manuscript publication, and
related project activities. The Clinical Research Coordinator will
establish and maintain frequent contact with the Principal
Investigator (PI), clinical collaborators, project faculty and
staff at multiple locations, and study participants. The incumbent
will identify and help to enroll eligible patients to the
Minimum Hiring Standards
Master’s degree in related field and 1-year related experience, or
bachelor’s degree in
related field and 3 years related experience.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Must be able to provide direct
supervision to study staff and coordinate with other
project-specific entities, including: recruitment coordinator,
clinicians and clinic staff, nurses and administrators, faculty
co-investigators, consultants, laboratory technicians, graduate and
undergraduate research assistants, and study participants. Will
have no direct reports.
The incumbent will report directly into the Manager Clinical
Research Operations within the Massey Clinical Trials Office and
hold a dotted line report will serve the Principal Investigator,
Dr. James Burch.
Preferred Hiring Standards
Experience with medical record abstraction.
Experience in managing and coordinating epidemiological and/or
clinical research (education or experience in cancer prevention and
control is preferred);
Experience with budget management and procurement processes;
Experience in collaborating with individuals having a wide range of
backgrounds, including research scientists, administrators,
clinicians and clinical staff, service providers and
Experience in working within educational institutions and in
Report preparation and grant proposal writing experience is
Sound knowledge of principles and practices of project management
Ability to anticipate problems and be proactive in seeking their
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Effective oral and written communication
- Good working knowledge of one or more database management
- Oversee the daily functioning of the project in relation to:
fiscal management in partnership with Finance Administration,
personnel, procurement and distribution of project supplies and
services and sample and data collection as appropriate.
- Track and manage budget expenditures, management of regulatory
compliance documentation, overseeing adherence to funding
requirements, manage and coordinate project-specific contracts or
- Assist in preparation and publishing, as appropriate, of
reports and manuscripts derived
from project-specific activities and data analyses in partnership
with the Massey science writer(s).
- Schedule and prepare for project meetings, including preparing
and tracking all meeting minutes and other project-related
correspondence; Assist the PI, co-investigators, project staff,
consultants, and clinical collaborators in fulfilling their duties
and responsibilities; Acquire and maintain a current knowledge in
colon cancer screening and prevention.
- Ability to travel up to an approximate 30-mile radius
participants’ homes for low-contact drop-offs and pick-ups.
- Facilitate, monitor, and evaluate study progress.
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range
commensurate with experience
Application Process/Additional Information
Normal Work Days/Hours
Job Open Date
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled
Is this a restricted position?
Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
- * Please describe your experience with protocol
(Open Ended Question)
- * Describe your experience in budget management for
(Open Ended Question)
- * Describe your experience training and supervising
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document