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Variable Hours Officer


Variable Hours Officer

  • 528169
  • Medical Center
  • Dermatology
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Aug 5 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 10/31/2022
  • Hours Per Week: 10
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Under the direction of the provider and Principal Investigator, the VHO Research Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating administrative oversight of existing clinical trial activities within the Department of Dermatology.  Collaborating with a variety of institutional and Center-wide teams, as well as performing independently, will be responsible for all participant recruitment, scheduling, and follow-up,  Further, the VHO candidate will provide assistance in participant enrollment activities, and administration of study questionnaires and inventory of study supplies.


  • Candidates should anticipate the need for flexible work hours to assist in the attainment of recruitment goals and completion of study requirements
  • Recruitment and follow-up of study participants
  • Organization and maintenance of participant records and case report forms (CRFs)
  • Data entry and cleaning, as well as database creation and maintenance
  • Frequent collaboration and communication with Dermatology Principal Investigator 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and/or experience, plus a minimum of 4 years of related experience
  • Must speak Spanish fluently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience preferred
  • Experience with research data entry

Other Requirements

  • Flexible hours (shifts between 4:00-7:30 pm and occasionally weekends) are required 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
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Must successfully complete systems training requirements

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