Clinical Research Coordinator III - Division of Nephrology

Tucson, AZ
Sep 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The primary job dutiesare related to all research activities in the Division of Nephrology. Thisposition will implement, maintain, document, and manage clinical trials. Inaddition, it will provide for the safety of patients involved in clinicaltrials ensuring protocol adherence. The candidate will oversee and participatein the coordination and conduct of complex clinical research and observationalstudies. These studies will include high risk, high acuity and investigationalnew drug trials, many of which are multi-site. In addition, the individual willbe accountable for high standards of clinical research practice and assist inthe development of accountability in others.

Conduct/ ClinicalResearch Practice: 

  • Serve as a resource for others for all aspects of conducting a clinical trialfor complex and multi-center trials.
  • Collaborate on multiple projects or studies and support other staff or theworkflow involved in research work.
  • Assign trials and other duties to junior staff.
  • Order and maintain supplies and make day-to-day decisions in support of thestudy.
  • Conducts study visits with study subjects; ensures proper collection,processing, and handling of specimens.

Regulatory Complianceand Documentation:

  • Provide oversight for the preparation, review, submission and maintenance ofregulatory/contract/budget activities/submissions, ensure accuracy andtimeliness to all collaborative parties
  • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews(internal and external) in a professional manner.
  • Organize the review, correspondence and approval of human research protocolswith all regulatory authorities, including study closeout.


  • Proactively take initiative to ensure recruitment stays on track with theproject timelines.
  • Determine best method/s to identify potential participants for researchprotocol (advertisements, chart reviews, monitoring of clinic schedule, etc)and prepare accordingly.

Data Management:

  • Oversee data entry and validation to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance ofdata collection process.
  • Ensure quality of data submitted from study sites and assure timely submissionof data.


  • Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence.
  • Develop a rapport with study participants.
  • Serve as liaison to internal departments, clinical teams, regulatory agencies,physician's offices, city clinics, government agencies, academic centers, andother organizations.


  • Train new staff in preparation and conduct of clinical trials.
  • Assist other members by educating, providing resources and consulting ondifficult protocols or projects.
  • Provides team coordination, communication, training, and quality control.Develops standard operating procedures, compliance forms, and trackingdocuments.

Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:

  • Extensive knowledge ofthe principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Complete knowledge ofall job functions and the broad industry best practices, techniques andstandards.
  • Knowledge of modernresearch methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application.
  • Skill in leading,coordinating and/or supervising the work of others.
  • Ability to workindependently except for new projects or concepts, work is reviewed to ensureobjectives were met.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree orequivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experiencerequired.
  • Minimum of 5 years ofrelevant work experience 
Preferred QualificationsFLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$42,007 - $58,343Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade7 Career Stream and LevelPC3Job FamilyClinical Research Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesKarena Nespoli, [email protected] Open Date9/2/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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