Temporary Clinical Research Coordinator (Ci3)

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Hyde Park Campus

20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) founded in 2012 is an academic research center established to advance adolescent sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing. Our work seeks to empower young people that have been marginalized due to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or other dimensions and address the larger social determinants that affect their sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing. Ci3 uses an asset-building approach, identifying young people's strengths rather than focusing on their deficits. Ci3 works with youth and faculty from diverse disciplines to design interventions such as games, apps, and digital stories that are then examined through rigorous qualitative and quantitative research in clinical, community, and educational settings. Our work is conducted in conjunction with our communications and policy teams. Ci3 is seeking a self-motivated independent worker for a one-year position to conduct research under the aegis of our Game Changer Chicago lab. Game Changer Chicago currently has several active projects in the data collection stage; the bulk of the research coordinator 1's responsibilities will fall under data collection and recruitment. Qualified candidates will have experience working with adolescents or within health care systems (including community and school-based clinics). Qualified candidates may also have experience working with app-based interventions, gaming technology, or mobile platform development and design.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Ci3 is looking for a Temporary Clinical Research Coordinator 1 to join the team and who will manage all aspects of conducting clinical trials from startup to closeout. The ideal candidate is passionate about the mission of Ci3 and is organized, detail-oriented, and able to collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders.


  • Recruitment and screening of study subjects, obtaining informed consent, enrollment of subject in research study, subject follow-up, collecting and analyzing research data, completion of the case report form (CRF), adverse event reports and ensuring protocol adherence
  • Plans and coordinates subjects schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules; educates subjects about study procedures to be performed, what to report between and during visits, and the risks and benefits of the procedures; performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events
  • Collect, process, ship and store specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques
  • Independently performs assessments to monitor for and identify adverse events and protocol deviations or violations, and assists PI in reporting to the sponsor and IRB under general direction of department, clinical research manager and/or the Office of Clinical Research
  • Reviews the protocol plan to understand and assist with planning for the various costs and resources required such as clinical care expenses, personnel effort, site initiation costs (IRB fees, pharmacy costs, etc.), equipment, and supplies
  • Organizes and actively participates in site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings
  • Maintains a safe research environment and ensures compliance with governmental and University policies, procedures and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Data Management:
  • Controls the acquisition/collection, abstraction, processing, privacy, and quality assurance for all clinical research data required for the protocol
  • Provides efficient and complete data collection, processing, analysis and reporting; assures source documentation and data abstraction and entry are being done at the protocol specified time-points; ensures data accuracy and integrity by working closely with internal monitors and/or auditors to promptly resolve any data quality concerns or outstanding queries; and, facilitates the exchange of data across projects and organizations
  • Protect patient and data confidentiality by ensuring security of research data and protected health information (PHI) and compliance with federal regulations and sponsor protocols
  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, PI, and regulatory agency specifications

Regulatory Compliance:
  • Maintains accurate and complete records which may include, but are not limited to, signed informed consent, Institutional Review Board (IRB) communication, source documentation, CRFs, drug dispensing logs, and study related communication
  • May prepare and maintain protocol submissions and revisions

  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum of 1 year of research experience or relevant experience preferred
  • Research or clinical trial research experience strongly preferred
  • Academic healthcare experience preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • 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

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Info

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 4/14/2018
Application Due: 6/13/2018
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