Clinical Research Coordinator 2
University of Chicago
The Section of Hospital Medicine prides itself on its strong and integrated programs in clinical care, research, and education. The strength of our clinical programs is essential not only to our ability to provide excellent patient care, but to our ability to perform research that advances the frontiers of clinical practice and to train future generations of physicians in hospital medicine. Our research programs allow us to advance the scientific basis and clinical practice of hospital medicine and to train hospital medicine researchers who can carry this scientific mission into the future, often finding inspiration in the desire to solve clinical dilemmas we encounter in our own practices. Likewise, our training programs allow us to bring talented young persons into the relatively new field of hospital medicine, preparing them for productive and sustainable careers as clinicians, researchers, and educators.
About the Department
The Clinical Research Coordinator 2 (CRC2) is a specialized researcher working with the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. David Meltzer, Co-Investigator(s) and other study personnel, and under the limited direction of departmental, clinical research director/manager and/or the Office of Clinical Research (OCR). With limited supervision and/or guidance, the CRC2 works with the PI, Co-Investigator(s), department, sponsoring agencies, and/or the OCR to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, financial and other related aspects of the clinical study.
Recruits, interviews and collects intraoral images of potential study patients with guidance from PI and other clinical research staff.
Identifies and explains the responsibilities of Principal Investigators, research team members, sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and regulatory authorities related to the conduct of a clinical trial.
Coordinates the conduct of the study from startup through closeout including recruitment and screening of study subjects, obtaining informed consent, collecting research data, and ensuring protocol adherence.
Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules.
Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and the risks and benefits of the procedures.
Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.
Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.
Manages day-to-day functioning of the study dental clinic including managing equipment sterilization, inventory of supplies and instruments and other clinic related activities.
Manages day-to-day activities of the clinical study and research assistants.
Protects patients and data confidentiality by ensuring security of research data and personal health information and compliance with federal regulations and sponsor protocols.
Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
Managing identification, collection, labeling, filing of all images and integrating with other respondent information.
Maintains accurate and complete records which may include, but are not limited to, signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), dental clinic documentation, and study related communication.
Understands the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review, including facilitation of study initiation through meticulous and timely preparation of IRB submissions.
Understands the federal research regulations and identifies the federal research organizations’ role in regulating human research participation.
May prepare and maintain protocol submissions and revisions.
Coordinates and may participate in quality assurance reviews conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
Analyzes 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 a college or university degree in related field.
Knowledge of medical terminology/environment.
Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others.
Ability to 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.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials).
Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.
Ability to 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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