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Clinical Research Coordinator

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Clinical Research Coordinator

Number of Vacancies

06 - School of Medicine

Primary Department
H0613-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Working Conditions
Hospital, outpatient clinic and office environments. Local travel required. Ability to work weekends and evening hours.

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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator/Professor, the position will coordinate and participate in clinical research studies by performing activities in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences department in the School of Medicine. The position will recruit and interview potential study subjects; collect, organize, and analyze data for clinical study results; as well as maintain regulatory documents for clinical study protocols. The position will work closely with research assistants for data collection and data quality assurance. The position will train new research assistants, graduate assistants, research interns, etc. in study protocols.

Recruit, screen, obtain informed consent, and enroll eligible participants according to protocol for clinical studies. Schedule and coordinate participant's study visits and/or work with outpatient scheduler. Directly interact with subjects in a clinic setting, including subject interviews, administering survey instruments, etc., per protocol requirement.

Assist the Principal Investigator in developing recruitment advertisements to attract clinical study
participants from local outpatient clinics, wellness centers and other mental health organizations
using social media or healthcare referrals. Recruit program participants. Communicate directly with
potential candidates regarding the research and benefits of the study. Ensure candidates fully
understand the criteria, exclusions and confidentiality of the study. Use questionnaires to screen
potential participants for illness qualifiers and barriers to counseling, testing and treatment.
Consult with the Principal Investigator on participation selection. Obtain written informed consent.
Enroll study participants. Send study participation reminders and updates. Notify Principal Investigator of any enrollment and participant issues.

Collect, process, label, store, and ship bio-specimens for clinical studies. Collect and analyze
psychophysiological data, including startle response, heart rate, and skin conductance. May obtain
blood samples (including blood draws), cultures, tissues, urine, stool, nasal swabs, and other
specimens for laboratory analysis and processing, depending upon on the study. Track and monitor
participants' condition and test results during the course of the clinical studies. Relay relevant results to the clinical team. Perform study drug accountability, if needed, as per protocol.

Manage all the regulatory activities and requirements relevant to the research. Manage the
collection of essential regulatory documents and the execution of study protocol. Prepare IRB initial applications, amendments, continuations, closures and submit electronically as well as manually, as needed. Prepare for sponsor monitoring visits, site initiation and closeout visits.

Work with coordinators at other study sites to coordinate training in study protocols for all new lab members (i.e. research staff, interns, graduate research assistants, volunteers, etc.). Supervise research assistants in data collection and analyses.

Design source documents/ generic forms for data collection, recruitment materials, consent forms
and other relevant documents for clinical studies as required. Perform general office and administrative duties related to clinical studies.

Independently establish and maintain database files using computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Ripple, or REDCap. Develop and update data collection spreadsheets and other study related documents as needed. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance. Compile and provide data to Principal Investigator for participant progress review and grant preparation.

Other duties as assigned.

Unique Duties

Bachelor's degree in a medical or health science discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum two years experience working in a research or clinic environment and interaction with study populations. Experience with collection and analysis of psychophysiological data.

Effective and professional oral and written communications skills. Good attention to detail. Working knowledge of social media. Ability to interact with participants and discuss sensitive topics while maintaining confidentiality. Ability to handle hostile or aggressive responses. Ability to represent PI, lab, and research to community members, potential collaborators or research staff, and potential participants. Ability to work independently and efficiently prioritize time. Data entry skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, REDCap, and Ripple. Data analysis skills in AcqKnowledge and Mindware software.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

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Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

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Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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