Clinical Research Coordinator 1
University of Chicago
The Section of Rheumatology was formed in 1967 when the Divisions of Metabolism and Rheumatology were combined into one Section with two Section Chiefs: Drs. Leif Sorensen and Dan McCarty. During this time, the faculty including Attalah Kappas, M.D. and Rudi Schmid, M.D. made important contributions to the understanding of several metabolic diseases. Dr. Sorensen then went on to be the Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine for 20 years and the Chair in 1997. In 1980, Dr. Michael Becker became the Section Chief and served until 2000. The current Section Chief is Marcus Clark, M.D.
About the Department
The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 provides support to the faculty of the Section of Rheumatology within the Biological Sciences Division. The CRC1 will support daily clinical trial activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study.
Coordinates all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.
Maintains accurate and complete documentation of signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication.
Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules.
Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
Prepares and maintains protocol submissions and revisions.
Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and potential side effects.
Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.
Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.
May recruit and interview potential study patients. May obtain, possess, and transport specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.
Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Knowledge of medical terminology/environment.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
Read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials).
Interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others.
Communicate with tact and diplomacy.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong data management skills and attention to detail.
Handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.
Absorb large amounts of information quickly.
Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.
Cover Letter (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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