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Associate Clinical Research Coordinator

Rush University Medical Center
Illinois Medical District, Illinois
Closing date
Feb 6, 2022

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Medical Anthropology
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Job Title:
Associate Clinical Research Coordinator
Alzheimer Disease Center
Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)
Alzheimer's Disease
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Job Description:
Associate Clinical Research Coordinator, Alzheimer Disease Center
Position Highlights:
The Associate Clinical Research Coordinator role is ideal for individuals who want to make a difference in generations to come. This individual would be making an impact in Brain Health.
This position works under the general direction of the Office of Research Affairs' Clinical Research Administration Division, their clinical department / division, and in partnership with the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-investigator(s), other study personnel, and sponsoring agents to ensure protocols are conducted in accordance with the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) S/he will coordinate standard clinical research studies conducted by PI(s) which may include grant-funded, industry sponsored, and investigator-initiated clinical research studies. S/he will perform a variety of routine duties involving the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Position Responsibilities Include:
- Recruits, consents, screens, schedules, tracks and provides study updates to study participants throughout the conduct of the study.
- Collects and enters data into study case report forms and/or electronic data capture system and respond to queries in a timely manner.
- May submit or coordinate the submission of study related documents, study protocols and study protocol amendments to the IRB per policy and procedure
- Maintains accurate and complete procedural documentation including study participant and site level documentation in compliance with institutional, local, state and federal guidelines and regulations related to clinical research.
- May collect, process and ship potentially biohazardous specimens.
- Administers structured tests and questionnaires according to research study protocols. May utilize study-related technology and equipment as part of assessment procedures.
- Provide ongoing study status updates and responds to questions from PI, Administrator, Office of Research Affairs, Sponsor and Compliance throughout the conduct of the study
- Organize and participate in auditing and monitoring visits
- Gather and communicate unanticipated problems (protocol deviations, adverse events, and serious adverse events).
- Work with PI(s), sponsor, compliance, clinical staff and/or manager to identify and improve routine processes as it relates to the conduct of the research study
Position Qualifications Include:
- Bachelor's degree and 1 year of clinical research experience OR 5 years of clinical research experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and Good Documentation Practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current NIH and/or FDA regulations and guidelines related to clinical research.
- Ability to meet deadlines and help coordinate multiple aspects of the ongoing project.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Detail oriented with high attention to accuracy.
- Ability to build rapport, navigates sensitive topics, and maintains confidentiality with a diverse pool of research participants and vendors.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary team settings.
- Availability to work evenings, overnight and weekends if called for under the study protocols.
- Travel may be required.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Sciences or health-related discipline. Such as Sociology, Biology, Business, Epidemiology, Anthropology, or Masters in Public Health
- Prior participant contact experience.
Company Highlights:
- Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.
- RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
- Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
- Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.
- Rush University Medical Center received five stars in a quality rating system by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush University Medical Center is the only five-star academic medical center in the Chicago area.
- Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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