Research Clinical Communication Coordinator

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-08
Req: R0004306
Clinical Research Coordinators, Non-Licensed, work closely with study subjects and other research staff and are involved in most steps of the research trial process. They function under the Principal Investigator's medical license and cannot perform any tasks that by state or local law require a medical license to perform. They work independently and have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of the clinical trial. They are focused on the long term goals of clinical research trial and process.

  • Assist study coordinators with recruitment and retention of study participants who meet research criteria. Collect basic information through scripted interviews and answer general questions.
  • Collect community and participant board level data, enter and analyze data, and compile reports, adhering to proper research protocols. Prepare documentation, reports, graphs, and other materials. Keep appropriate logs, track participants, and prepare study materials.
  • Compile and submit study protocols and amendments, consent forms, and recruiting materials to the Institutional Review Board and department for approval with oversight from a supervisor or Principal Investigator.
  • Assist in scheduling and facilitation of local study community and participant advisory board meetings, local collaborators and community level data dissemination.
  • Development and management of web-based communication portals and other electronic media through which communities and participants are contacted.


Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: At least one year of applicable experience.

Licensure: Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification and at least four years of additional professional experience will be considered in place of a degree.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions. Proven ability to clearly articulate specific information in the area of subject matter expertise. Proven ability to recruit and screen potential research participants.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow set laboratory policies and procedures and adhere to regulatory guidelines and daily work. Basic knowledge of clinical research.
  • Working knowledge of the specific study subject matter. Preference for knowledge of community-based engagement, and participatory research and collaboration.
  • Proficient in computer applications. Working knowledge of various database and software programs.
  • Understand the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs.

* Position is contingent upon grant funding.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 4/9/2019
Application Due: 4/24/2019
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