Clinical Research Coordinator 1

About The Unit: Operating since 1927 on a strong foundation of multidisciplinary clinical and academic excellence, the University of Chicago Department of Surgery's mission is to meet the most challenging and complex health problems on both a local and global scale. Among the Department's numerous accomplishments, many of our faculty members are known for their contributions to the advancement of groundbreaking surgical procedures and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery. In addition to our department's clinical work, our scientists aggressively pursue a diverse range of basic, translational and clinical research projects, including studies on the gut microbiome, tissue bioengineering, stem cell research, cancer and immunotolerance. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort and commitment of the faculty and staff. We are looking for high energy, collaborative individuals who share our commitment to improving the health of patients in the community and beyond. Since the founding of the Department in 1927, many scientists, including our very own Nobel Prize-winning Charles B. Huggins, MD, have made important discoveries about various diseases and treatment protocols that still serve as a basis for standard clinical practice today. Today, our scientists continue to embody the ethos of the University of Chicago's commitment to open, rigorous, and intense inquiry. Our laboratories tackle some of today's most complex biomedical challenges, including research into immunotolerance, vaccine stabilization and bioengineering. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort of the faculty and staff. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to work in our dynamic and collaborative environment.

Unit Job Summary: The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 (CRC1) works under the general direction of a departmental, clinical research manager and/or the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) in partnership with the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator(s) and other study personnel. The CRC1 works with the PI, clinical research manager, department, sponsoring agencies, and the OCR to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, financial, and other related aspects of the clinical study. The CRC1 coordinates, completes and monitors the daily clinical trial activities and performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and reporting of clinical research data. The CRC1 plays a critical role in ensuring compliance with the study protocol, Federal guidelines, Local guidelines, and in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: Minimum of 1 year of research experience or relevant experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others required. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy required. Strong organizational skills required. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Strong data management skills and attention to detail required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required. Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials) required. Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm required. Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly required. Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments required. Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures and the ability to monitor clinical research patients from many disciplines preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology / environment preferred. Understanding of the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review preferred. Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations' role in regulating human research participation preferred.

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