Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Schedule flexibility needed depending on study requirements.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at 600 S. Taylor Avenue, Suite 111.
The Clinical Research Coordinator II will directly interact with family/primary caregivers, participants, and an inter-disciplinary team in a research setting. Position assists the Knight ADRC Clinical Trials Unit (KACTU) team with coordination of all aspects of clinical research for fast-paced and complex multi-site clinical trials, and may be responsible for multiple research studies simultaneously.� This position will coordinate study procedures to provide to eligible participants, consistent with study procedures and techniques and verified documentation.� This position will administer clinical rating scales, including the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR).� This position includes extensive interaction with diverse participants, study sponsors, research staff, and investigator.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides coordination of clinical trials, including assisting with startup, coordinating participant visits, conducting assessments, planning, implementation, and conduct of other study procedures, assuring adherence to study protocols, completing study documentation and data entry, and assisting study physicians in study procedures.
Works with staff to identify, screen, and enroll study diverse participants; ensures lab and data are obtained according to established protocol.
Trains and supervises staff assigned to work on the research project.
Coordinates handling of specimens, administration of clinical trials, collection of source information, and case reporting.
Prepares/submits event reports in adherence with study procedures, budget, and established guidelines.
Assists research associates from sponsoring organization, providing study explanations and reports as necessary.
Authorizes payments to ancillary organizations for services received and accounts for payments from organization serviced.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of clinical research experience; a combination of relevant work and education equaling six years may substitute for this requirement.
Human Subjects Education training (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative – CITI).
Clinical research certification (CCRP or ACRP credential).� If not already obtained, preferred if employees sit for SoCRA Certification exam as soon as eligible (~2 years). Employees with SoCRA or ACRP certification are expected to complete continuing education and maintain active membership.
Two years in an academic research setting.
Advanced clinical judgement – ability to make independent nursing decisions to provide consistent oversight of patient/participant population.
Clinical skills – strong clinical skills that include phlebotomy and ECG monitoring.
Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects with working knowledge of database management, spreadsheet, and statistical analysis software.
Demonstrated ability to abstract subject data from medical record/source documentation and enter into case report forms and/or databases.
Experience resolving queries and/or monitoring.
Knowledge of clinical trials including IRB activities and FDA regulations.
Aptitude for working with diverse older adults and with people with cognitive concerns.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with ability to work independently while maintaining respect for the importance of strict protocol adherence.
Ability to manage multiple assignments.
Willing to learn and apply effective communication strategies to interact with persons with dementia.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing clearly and effectively.
Ability to organize or schedule people or tasks, to develop realistic plans while being sensitive to the needs of different constituencies, time constraints, and resource availability.
Proficient in the use of computers, Microsoft applications and databases.
The hiring range for this position is $48,131 - $60,174 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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