Clinical Research Coordinator
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
H0613-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management
Duration of Posting
Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Is this position reposted?
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