Clinical Research Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 34111 University Title Clinical Research Coordinator 1 University Job Family Research - Support ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Regional Working Title Clinical Research Coordinator Position Number 579260 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Massey Cancer Center Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

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 study. 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 contractors;
Experience in working within educational institutions and in clinical settings;
Report preparation and grant proposal writing experience is preferred.
Sound knowledge of principles and practices of project management and coordination;
Ability to anticipate problems and be proactive in seeking their solutions;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
Effective oral and written communication
  • Good working knowledge of one or more database management programs
  • 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 subcontracts
  • 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 Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F, 8-5 Job Open Date 08/06/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled No Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience with protocol management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience in budget management for grants.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience training and supervising others.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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