Clinical Research Coordinator II

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516150
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29170000 - MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB

Classification Title:

Clinical Research Coordinator II

Job Description:

The Department of Orthopaedics is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team. The incumbent of this position will be an integral member of our research team. The incumbent is responsible for collecting clinical data for various studies by screening patients in clinic. This is a "hands on" position with interface with patients and physicians. The coordinator will participate in a wide range of activities, with duties that include: performing data entry; collecting patient data; creating, collecting and processing clinical surveys, assessments and questionnaires; and collecting patient measurements (including range of motion, strength measurements and other outcome data). He/she attends research meetings and communicates study progress to the research team. The coordinator ensures communication among internal and external referring physicians and members of the Health Care Team. He/she communicates and interprets policies and procedures to members of the healthcare team, patients, families and visitors to ensure regulatory compliance and subject safety.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Study Planning: Incumbent assists the attending physicians, fellows, resident, and Research Program Director in the development of research protocols. Prepare paperwork (most documents now submitted electronically) for studies (e.g., IRB, CTC, etc.). The incumbent will be responsible for preparation of IRB, CTC, RAC, DSP, and other relevant paperwork for assigned clinical studies. Develop, edit, and format protocols budgets to meet CTC requirements, consent forms and introductory questionnaires. Maintain, on file, all protocols, consent forms, official award acceptance letters, IRB approval letters, signed consents for all trials, CRF’s, and source documents. Correspond with referring physicians regarding Inclusion/Exclusion criteria of research candidates. Develop educational material for patients and referring physicians to promote patient accrual on clinical trials. Communicate with nursing staff regarding patient care per protocol. Communicate with primary investigators; ordering diagnostic studies and labs per protocol. Correspond with sponsoring companies and NIH-funded collaborative research programs on multi-institutional trials. The incumbent will complete all audit and continuing review paperwork for assigned studies. The incumbent will be required to attend (or complete online) training sessions that are required and/or relevant to the research protocols assigned. Incumbent makes suggestions to the Research Program Director regarding changes in protocols for preparation of IRB submissions. Responsible for facilitating IRB approval for studies by coordinating collaboration between the clinical physical therapists and our Orthopaedic physicians and reviewing initial IRB protocols.

  • Data collection: Collect patient data related to clinical research protocols following established guidelines (HIPAA, IRB) collect patient measurements, including range of motion, strength measurements and other outcome data. Create, collect and process clinical surveys, assessments and questionnaires. Attend surgeries as needed to obtain photos, tissue for basic science investigations, or other data as outlined in study protocols. Correspond with patients on any questions they have regarding research studies. Incumbent will perform data entry and filing of patient information/data; database maintenance and troubleshooting. Responsible for S.O.S databank. Must review patient data to determine suitability for inclusion into the databank and input/maintain the information in the databank. Responsible for collecting data for patients in the human dynamics lab. Must also ensure safe testing using specialized equipment used in the lab.
  • Administration: The incumbent will work closely with the department’s Sr. Grants Specialist to record and tract all expenditures for assigned funded studies. The incumbent will ensure purchases for research projects will be correctly accounted for and assigned to the appropriate research funding account. This will include providing the PIs and Research Program Director with monthly reports of all expenditures. The incumbent will assist in the preparation of research budgets for research grant proposal submissions in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. The incumbent will need to be able to work in Microsoft Office software programs. Incumbent will prepare paperwork for divisional weekly and monthly conference meetings. Keep an accurate record of all IRB protocols for assigned studies. Assist with the training of new research staff and residents on regulations for conducting research at UF. Incumbent will perform other duties as requested to assure the timely completion of tasks necessary for the efficient operation of research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

Expected Salary:

$45,000-$55,000; Commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience in a healthcare setting
  • Experience with patients and/or medical research preferred
  • BOC certified athletic trainer, eligible for Florida license.
  • Strong working knowledge of musculoskeletal system and knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Familiarity with basic orthopedic assessments
  • Familiarity with data collection processes and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 23 Mar 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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