A full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is sought to join our growing intensive care unit (ICU) research group. We perform clinical-translational research in patients with acute respiratory failure. The overarching theme of our research is to develop strategies to individualize respiratory support to maximize lung protection and improve patient outcomes. To do so, we use granular clinical data, protein biomarkers, and pulmonary biomechanics.
We also participate in large-scale clinical trials evaluating candidate therapies for critically ill patients. A major focus of our group currently is in COVID-19 clinical trials, including for Operation Warp Speed. The CRC will become a key member of this effort. The incumbent will support several ongoing projects.
Perform data extraction from medical records for clinical trials and cohort studies
Perform bedside data collection for critically ill adult patients, including from COVID-19 (Proper personal protective equipment will be provided)
Coordinate consent approach for studies
Conduct long-term follow-up phone questionnaires of study participants
Perform phlebotomy to obtain research blood samples
Assist with performing protein biomarker measurements with ELISA and multi-analyte platforms under supervision of the research laboratory manager
Receive, label, process, and log unique and irreplaceable human blood, airway, and urine samples
Travel via shuttle to our affiliate hospital, Allen Hospital, to retrieve and transport samples of enrolled participants
Perform additional related duties as needed
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience
Prior experience working with patients in a hospital setting
Ability to work with critically ill adult patients on life support
Ability to handle COVID-19 biospecimens, using proper personal protective equipment, in a BSL2+ laboratory, with training and supervision
Familiarity with common medical terminology
Ability to work independently while unafraid to ask questions whenever uncertain about the correct course of action
Prior clinical or research experience involving hospitalized patients, particularly those with critical illness
Previous experience with the Epic electronic health record
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Wear N-95 respirator
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements\
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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