Clinical Research Coordinator, BESI-C

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-08
Req: R0025313

The University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing (SON) is seeking a full-time (100%) Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to support a 5-year NIH funded study designed to test the use of a smart health monitoring system (Behavioral and Environmental Sensing and Intervention for Cancer, BESI-C) to improve cancer pain management in the home setting.

We will deploy BESI-C in the homes of 50 dyads (patient and caregiver pairs) recruited from both the UVA Palliative Care Clinic and Hospice of the Piedmont and collect data from patients, caregivers and the home using environmental and wearable sensors. The PI for the study is Virginia LeBaron, PhD, APRN from the UVA SON and co-investigators include Leslie Blackhall, MD (UVA SOM), Sarah Ratcliffe, PhD (UVA SOM), Bryan Lewis, PhD (UVA, Biocomplexity Institute) and John Lach, PhD (The George Washington University, SEAS).

This position provides assistance and guidance to the overall study team to maximize enrollment, ensure participant safety, maintain exemplary conduct and generate accurate and complete data. The individual will be responsible for coordinating multiple relationships among individuals within and outside of UVA, including study investigators, hospital/clinical staff, study participants, technical faculty/staff, and undergraduate/graduate research assistants.

Duties/responsibilities, general:

  • Recruit, screen, and enroll eligible participants. Obtain informed consent from study participants and maintain telephone and in-person contact. Notify Principal Investigator and clinical partners of participant status.
  • Collect participant data, enter data, and compile reports, adhering to proper research protocols. Prepare documentation, reports, graphs, and other materials. Keep appropriate logs, track participants, and prepare and update relevant study materials.
  • Support and assist Project Manager and PI in compiling and submitting study protocols and amendments, consent forms, and recruiting materials to the Institutional Review Board.
  • Participate in regular study team meetings and adhere to team norms related to communication and documentation procedures.

Duties/responsibilities, specific to this position:

  • Serve as primary clinical liaison between study team and clinical partners at UVA Palliative Care Clinic and Hospice of the Piedmont.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and support in-home deployments of BESI-C by working closely with the dyads, clinical partners, and the engineering team to ensure successful data collection.
  • Willingness to carry study phone during business hours to be available for clinical partners and/or participants.

To be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator, Non-Licensed position candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: At least one year of clinical research experience.
  • Certification as Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) with 1-2 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

To be considered Clinical Research Coordinator, Licensed

  • Education: Associate's degree or higher based on medical specialty (with active licensure in good standing within Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • Experience: At least one year of clinical research experience.
  • Licensure: RN or other health-related licensure relevant to study.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in English language, both spoken and written.
  • Experience working with complex clinical research studies.
  • Working knowledge of clinical research and medical terminology.
  • Proficient in computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience managing confidential data in compliance with regulatory procedures.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Clear and thoughtful oral and written communication in daily interactions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of human subject research ethics, IRB procedures, and electronic study management tools. Ability to keep detailed records.

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience working with seriously ill patients and family caregivers at the end-of-life.
  • Experience in navigating electronic health records (EPIC, preferred).
  • Working knowledge of REDCap.
  • Active licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This position will require travel between the School of Nursing, clinical sites, and participants homes. This position is primarily in-person, but at times may require remote / virtual work. The selected applicant must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and tools.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health screening prior to their first day of employment per University policy. Compliance with policy OCH-002: Occupational Health Screening and Maintenance is expected for the duration of employment.

Anticipated hiring range $50,000 - $60,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

This position is restricted and contingent upon continuation of funding and satisfactory performance.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0025313".

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, and search for “R002531”

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position and highlighting knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that support excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion (Inclusive Excellence)

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time