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Clinical Research Coordinator - Infectious Diseases


Clinical Research Coordinator - Infectious Diseases

  • 515490
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Sep 7 2021
  • 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

The overall objective of this position is to obtain informed consent to participate in research studies, including a COVID-19 surveillance study. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Coordinator will obtain informed consent, coordinate self-collection of biospecimens (i.e., saliva, nasal swab), and administer study questionnaires to be used for future research purposes. New patients will be approached through a combination of remote recruitment through REDCap and in-person recruitment through outpatient clinics. The coordinator will serve as the primary contact for research participants, study sponsors, Principal/ co-investigators, and other study staff.

The CRC will work with investigators, study staff, the CUIMC institutional review board (IRB), research study sponsors and federal regulatory agencies to assure compliance with study protocols, data documentation, and reporting requirements. The incumbent will perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Review and develop a familiarity with protocols, e.g., study proceedings and timelines, inclusion and exclusion criteria, confidentiality, privacy protections.
  • Interact with potential participants through phone/email or in-person.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the enrollment and laboratory team.
  • Enter and track all patient data into appropriate data collection systems.
  • Obtain informed consent through REDCap or in-person.
  • Responsible for coordination of biospecimen collection (i.e., saliva, nasal swab).
  • Responsible for handling and initial processing of specimens in the lab.
  • Assess and report barriers to recruitment.
  • Assist with development and implementation of recruitment strategies.
  • Aid in the development of protocol specific standard operation procedures.
  • Manage all aspects of local regulatory requirements.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Related experience in clinical or translational research

Other Requirements

  • Participation in medical surveillance program
  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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