Clinical Research Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Research Coordinator, Internal Medicine, Division of Hepatology

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here:


Position # 597100

For all clinical research studies assigned, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for coordinating clinical research studies in a compliant and efficient manner. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the CRC collaborates with all members of the clinical research team to ensure all federal, state, university, and protocol requirements are followed, institutional research objectives are met, and that ethical obligations are kept.

Required Duties

• Demonstrated understanding of clinical research management duties from study initiation to close-out
• Conduct clinical research activities as authorized by the Principal Investigator’s documented Delegation of Authority and Training Logs
• Maintain current CITI credentials for Human Subjects Protections, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Clinical Research Coordinator, plus additional sponsor GCP certifications as required
• Work independently and closely with patients and physicians
• Understand and adhere to all IRB requirements, Human Subjects protection regulations, and all aspects of IRB approved protocols
• Conduct all assigned activities in compliance with national, local, & institutional guidelines, according to all HIPAA, GCP, and other applicable requirements. Activities include, and are not limited to coordinating: new study activation requirements, screening/enrolling participants, regulatory and compliance requirements, maintaining appropriate study documentation/records, and managing study data
• Coordinate various clinical research programs dealing with diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of chronic liver disease and its complications under the direction of physicians within the Hepatology Section
• Ensure patient safety is a top priority in conducting clinical trials
• Ensure all IRB submissions are complete and submitted on time
• Maintain regulatory binders in audit ready state- ensuring all documentation is complete and has been submitted to the IRB
• Provide timely and courteous responses to queries from patients, faculty and sponsors
•Complete and ensure accurate effort reporting is recorded

Required Education, Experience, and Abilities

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of clinical research management to include: regulatory, human subject’s protection, study conduct, and data management requirements
• Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
• Exhibits professionalism and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team; establishing and maintain productive relationships with VCU colleagues and all customers and contacts necessary to effectively support research studies
• Must be able to prioritize work requirements and multi-task in fast-paced environment, seeking guidance from Principal Investigators and senior study team staff when necessary
• Ability to read, interpret, and apply complex regulations, policies, and requirements for each study assigned.
• Excellent organization, time management and critical thinking skills
• Able to provide own transportation to service areas and meeting location
• Participate in professional education and advancement opportunities to facilitate personal and program growth • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Required Certification


Preferred Experience and Knowledge

• Previous patient care exposure in a clinical setting
• Familiarity with EPIC and VCU Health strongly preferred
• Clinical Research Experience strongly preferred
• Liver transplant experience and direct patient care experience with patients with liver disease


Working knowledge of the subject matter expertise and work under general supervision, resolving most standard issues independently and referring complex issues to an upper-level manager.

Job Specific Physical and Cognitive Requirements:
Light lifting (less than 20 lb), moderate lifting (20-50 lb), fast pace, multiple stimulation, intense customer interaction, frequent change, memory, reasoning, hearing, reading, analyzing, logic, standing, bending, and verbal and written communication.

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Other Related Information

ORP Eligible: No

Hours / weeks - 40 hours weekly

Days /hours - Monday - Friday, Generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A finger print background check is required.

Position will remain open until adequate applications are received

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, education and training

Position Details:

Department: Internal Medicine/Division of Hepatology
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status:
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Brenda Alexander

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