Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The University of Michigan Lupus Program is seeking a seasoned clinical research coordinator to assist in coordination of a variety of both industry and investigator initiated clinical studies, including drug trials. This is NOT a lab position.
This position will involve working with patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases (systemic lupus, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). The coordinator will be responsible for the overall conduct of multiple clinical research studies from start to finish including, but not limited to: Study start up and initiation processes, preparation of initial IRB applications and study consents; perform screening for eligible subjects, consenting, coordinate participants’ visits and relevant study assessments, handle sample shipments, process subject payments, prepare for study close out, and create study related resources and standard operating procedures as needed.
The coordinator will also be responsible for data management including data collection and entry and resolving queries in timely manner. The coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for subjects, investigators, and study monitors. They will also assist investigators with data preparation including literature searches, medical record abstracting, data querying and cleaning or prepping full data sets.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required, and at least five years of experience in a clinical research setting
Must feel comfortable working with patients and communicating scientific/technical language to lay persons
Ability to work and communicate with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals
Demonstrate a strong attention to detail and work well independently
Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working on several research studies
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrated understanding of clinical research; understand compliance issues related to human subject research, knowledge and application of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and FDA regulations
Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Word, Excel)
Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
Prior job experience interacting with patients in a direct patient care setting or outpatient clinic
A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values
Certified Clinical Research Professional through ACRP or SOCRA
Preference will be given to those candidates with a background in life/health science or professional certification from an accredited program
Familiarity with EPIC, MiChart, eResearch systems
Previous experience working in a medical setting, preferably the field of rheumatology and/or autoimmunity
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