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Clinical Research Coordinator - Cardiology


Clinical Research Coordinator - Cardiology

  • 526601
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 28 2022
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: N/A
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: N/A
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

We are an innovative research entity within the Division of Cardiology (Hypertension Center and Laboratory) looking for highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic candidates to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center. We anticipate developing new studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work schedules.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of a highly innovative portfolio involving participant engagement in cardiovascular and hypertension clinical research. Collaborating with a variety of institutional and Center-wide teams, as well as performing independently, s/he will lead the implementation of complex, standard protocols involving administering questionnaires, and measurement of blood pressure and other physiological parameters. The CRC will ensure eligibility criteria, track, collect and validate research data; coordinate with data management staff to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate electronic data capture systems; manage electronic study files; coordinate with outside labs to secure study visit space and services; organize team meetings and provide necessary administrative support to meet the goals of the projects.


  • Recruitment, enrollment, and informed consent of study participants
  • Administration of standardized questionnaires
  • Purchase of required supplies from multiple vendors
  • Instruction in study procedures such as dietary instruction, urine collection, and blood pressure measurement (office blood pressure measurement, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and home blood pressure monitoring), and other physiologic measures
  • Conduct of laboratory visits under controlled conditions
  • Collection of anthropometric measures
  • Perform phlebotomy procedures and collect blood specimens
  • Utilization and management of electronic monitoring devices and data collection tools
  • Organization of records
  • Maintenance of case report forms (CRFs)
  • Data entry and cleaning
  • Creation of consort diagrams and reports, and dissemination of these at team meetings
  • Facilitation of participant compensation
  • Maintenance of research supply inventory
  • General equipment upkeep
  • Collection of high-quality research data through analysis of issues associated with the conduct of questionnaires, utilization of devices and assessment of the degree of participant burden through frequent, formal and informal communication with the principal investigator
  • Contribute to diversity efforts to recruit under-represented study participants

The CRC can also expect to support the implementation of pilot studies for the principal investigator and/or junior faculty members as needs arise. They will be responsible for providing leadership through the development and implementation of strategic plans to enhance enrollment/utilization of study participants, tracking devices, assessment of trends, and identification of areas for improvement and evaluating success in study/component metrics.

Candidates should anticipate the need for flexible work hours to attain recruitment goals and complete study visits successfully. Candidates may expect work hours to be scheduled between 7:00 am and 7:30 pm and occasionally on weekends, varying from week-to-week depending upon study visit and recruitment needs. Candidates should be comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent interactions in with study participants, collaborating investigators, laboratory and Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) personnel.

Candidates will be expected to have excellent rapport with participants and other research coordinators, faculty and staff at the Center and in our clinical work environments. Candidates may perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience preferred.
  • Laboratory experience preferred.
  • Prior roles in academic or community settings.
  • Experience with research data entry including REDCap and Qualtrics.
  • Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred.
  • Speaks Spanish (not a required qualification but a plus).

Other Requirements

  • Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am to 7:30 pm), and work days required.
  • Able to adapt to flexible work environments.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in workload/work hours to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent phone, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Able to multitask in a diverse and demanding environment with frequently shifting priorities.
  • Proactive, extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong record of interpersonal engagement.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to balance both working independently and collaboratively.
  • Participation in medical surveillance program.
  • Must successfully complete system training requirements.

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