Research Study Coordinator - Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: Infectious Disease
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in related field and three (3) years research data management and patient interviewing experience in delivery of health care services or experience in behavioral, social science, or clinical applied research.
Coordinates all regulatory aspects, such as preparing safety reports, adverse events, FDA compliance, drug company monitoring, laboratory standards; and laboratory standards; maintains databases related to these regulatory aspects.
Coordinates aggregation and maintenance of local and national research data required to ascertain and identify research study outcomes; oversees and may perform entry of research data, coding, retrievals, adjustments, additions, and computer backups.
May develop and monitor budgets; negotiates participant rates; approves expenditures; pays invoices; reconciles accounts associated with studies.
Develops and prepares statistical research reports, charts, and graphs as required during research studies.
Assists in design of research survey forms to capture required participant information; interviews research study subjects and/or family members to gather research study information.
Develops procedures to determine subject eligibility; screens, recruits, and enrolls subjects, ensuring and documenting proper informed consent; tracks subjects' information from multiple projects. Prepares informed consent forms for subjects' families.
Coordinates collection and data management of national research studies from multiple projects by interacting with internal and external research data managers, patients, and physicians for coordination of tissue samples, lab data and protocols, and other statistical information concerning research study subjects.
Serves as primary liaison and prepares annual reports for federal, state, and/or local agencies. Informs Institutional Review Board of amendments to research studies; prepares protocols and detailed summaries in lay terms of any new research study.
May provide full supervision to personnel of lower grade.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
The candidate will primarily work closely with the principal investigator in a pilot, clinical research study of norovirus infection in transplant patients. The ideal candidate should have prior experience (at least 2 to 3 years) coordinating clinical research studies such as clinical trials, be comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting including but not limited to transplant coordinators and personnel from the microbiology laboratory. Experience using clinical research databases such as REDCap is strongly preferred.
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